The Versatile and Affordable Volkswagen Golf
Searching for a compact hatchback to drive around Ventura doesn’t have to be a challenge thanks to the Volkswagen Golf. This model is easily available and offered in numerous trim levels. Of course, there are also multiple variations for those who want something else from their Golf, including the Golf SportWagen, the Golf Alltrack, the Golf GTI, the e-Golf, and the Golf R. Thanks to these options, you can opt for a performance-oriented Golf, a more spacious model, or even an electric version. As a compact vehicle, the Golf is also incredibly easy to maneuver and fuel efficient. Modern features like VW Car-Net App-Connect let you take advantage of the latest technology at all times in your Volkswagen Golf. There are also available safety features you would expect from only high-end models, such as Front Assist, Lane Assist, and Park Assist. With the range of different models and trims and the variety of features available, the VW Golf has something to please even the most discerning drivers.
A Brief Look at the 2018 Volkswagen Golf
The 2018 Volkswagen Golf moves into the new model year with few major changes but several of note. Newly standard in the 2018 models are LED taillights and daytime running lights as well as rain-sensing windshield wipers. The front end has been slightly refreshed with a chrome trimmed grille, and infotainment screens are larger, with a 6.5-inch screen in the base S trim and an 8-inch screen in the SE.
A 1.8L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine continues to be the standard here, but whether mated to a five-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission, Golf drivers will get ample power and performance in this iconic, fun-to-drive hatchback.
The History of the VW Golf
The Volkswagen Golf has a history spanning over four decades and multiple names. The first Golf arrived in 1974 as a replacement for the aging Beetle with the goal of being “the people’s car.” It was called the Golf in the majority of markets but known as the Rabbit in the United States and the Caribe in Mexico. For the second generation in 1983, the new Golf grew in size, which it continued to do through later generations as well. This second generation also saw additions like all-wheel drive, an anti-lock braking system, and a controlled catalytic converter. For the third generation, the 1991 Golf got oval headlights instead of round ones, and the anti-lock braking system became standard. This model also began offering cruise control along with oxidation catalytic converters.
The 1997 VW Golf started the fourth generation and introduced 4MOTION all-wheel drive to the model’s lineup. It also introduced electric stability control, which became standard quickly after, followed by standard head airbags. In 2003, air conditioning became standard and the model had a new four-link rear suspension along with the first twincharger in the world and a 7-speed DSG transmission. 2008 began yet another generation of the Golf with a stronger body, refined electronic stability control, adaptive cruise control, and Park Assist.
For A Satisfying Experience Shopping for Your New VW, Visit Ventura, California
Drivers looking for a hatchback that is squared off to provide more room, is fuel-efficient with a powerful engine and has a cabin full of premium materials should consider the VW Golf at the top of their shopping list. For a range of different Golf models, visit Ventura Volkswagen. Our experienced team can help you find the right model and configuration to fit your needs. We have years of experience helping people get into the right car for them. We are happy to answer any of your questions regarding features, models, and financing. In fact, we can help you keep the process streamlined by offering financing right here at the dealership, and our Service Center can help you keep your Golf running smoothly for years to come. Stop in today, and let one of our trained professionals help you get started with a test drive.