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New VW Golf: all his chips (even unnecessary)

“The wheel” reveals the secrets of Golf the eighth generation.Yuriy Timkin “Behind the wheel”

When you go to the first showing of the machine, always wondering whether it will be similar to the predecessor, or see something new. Usually goes fifty-fifty. In the case of Golf the eighth generation, there was almost no doubt: we have already got used that each new generation of the Wolfsburg bestseller — this is not revolution, but evolution. But volkswagenaudi surprised!

The spirit of the times: under the rear emblem is now displayed in large letters the name of the model. Whether it is necessary?The spirit of the times: under the rear emblem is now displayed in large letters the name of the model. Whether it is necessary?

Before removing the cover, invitees were treated to a speech about the sky-high popularity of Golf: since 1974, sold over 35 million copies. The most mass model in the segment of behalf of yourself. I will not argue, although the circulation of the Corolla reached 45 million. However, the market is “Japanese” longer (in the ranks for 12 th generation), and the Germans in the statistics do not include the Jetta sedan, while the Toyota version summarizes all the bodies.

The veil fell, and the “eighth” Golf appeared in all its glory and the former dimensions: length-4280 mm, width 1789 mm, height 1456 mm. But looks completely different. Perhaps this is the most large-scale transformation of the exterior since the switch from round headlights to rectangular. Narrow grille, extended far to the wings head optics, mirrors on legs and additional Windows-scarves in the front. Little design revolution and a great contrast with the new Jetta and her powerful face. But Golf is still recognizable: such rear of the roof rack is not none. And the silhouette can not be confused.

The interior is a big step forward. It is not analog but digital. A sense of comfort, luckily, was saved. Landing was below that should appeal to active drivers.The interior is a big step forward. It is not analog but digital. A sense of comfort, luckily, was saved. Landing was below that should appeal to active drivers.

Virtual tidy and screen multimediasystem visually United.Virtual tidy and screen multimediasystem visually United.

The new Golf is a full — fledged projection devices on the windshield and not compromise the sliding glass, as on the Passat.The new Golf is a full — fledged projection devices on the windshield and not compromise the sliding glass, as on the Passat.

From the driver’s seat it’s hard to believe that you’re in Golf. From the familiar — only the steering wheel from the facelifted Passat. Classic scales say goodbye — they were replaced by virtual tidy with a diagonal of 10.25 inches. On the center console there is only one physical button — it is tied to the hazard lights. All others (including those responsible for the headlamps) — touch.

New multimedia MIB3 — from 8.25‑inch screen, but for a fee I put a 10.25‑inch. Yes, voice control. Want — play around with settings, three-zone climate control (a rarity for C‑segment), I want — change color decorative light (30 variants). There is Internet access that allows you to watch streaming video. Checked: works fast and without any delays. Only one minus: connectors — long common USB-C will have to use an adapter.

In the second row is more spacious did not. And why would, after all, the wheelbase has changed just a millimeter.

On versions with adaptive chassis you can choose from 15 levels of suspension stiffness.On versions with adaptive chassis you can choose from 15 levels of suspension stiffness.

On the front panel only one real button — charge alarm.On the front panel only one real button — charge alarm.

Goodbye, arm!

In place of the usual selector of the DSG transmissions have come a miniature joystick the size of a cork from a wine bottle. Another “trick” — touch controls with led lights. Short-click turns on “chandelier” at full capacity, but if you hold your finger, the brightness slowly fades away — so pick up the necessary intensity.

Control unit light touch, for Volkswagen it is a wonder.Control unit light touch, for Volkswagen it is a wonder.

Version with DSG is equipped with a miniature selector. As a toy!Version with DSG is equipped with a miniature selector. As a toy!

Part of the advanced equipment the new Golf has surpassed the Passat. Here, a full head up display and not stubby retractable glass. Park Assist monitors the slots not only in the same direction, but in the opposite: if there is available space, the system will tell you where to turn. Front Assist will not turn left if going machine. The Car2X system communicates with the same Knee (and other European cars it is not yet supplied) at a distance of 800 metres. And if the “messenger” ahead of, say, braked sharply, her face buried in traffic in your car will illuminate a warning.

Of course, there is the adaptive cruise control and a withholding system in the lane that operates at speeds up to 210 km/h. If you release the steering wheel and not react to visual and acoustic signals, the Golf will include hazard lights and gradually slow down to the curb and unlocks the door — you never know what happened to the driver.

And diesel

“Eighth” Golf is built on the well-known platform MQB. As before, the surcharge is passive attenuators you can get adaptive. The initial version going with a rear torsion beam modification with engine capacity of 150 forces and above — mnogolikaia.

The Germans did not abandon diesel engines: two-liter unit produces 115 or 150 HP Basic gasoline engine — “Trigorskoye”, with a volume of only one liter. Thanks to turbocharging it in the initial version develops 90 HP, in the forced — 110. Further, the rankings are a-liter version with a capacity of 130 or 150 HP All petrol engines can be ordered with a hybrid crust of the starter — generator and an additional battery. Such versions would be 12% cheaper.

The front seats are good: reference profile, adjusted the packing density, a huge range of adjustment.The front seats are good: reference profile, adjusted the packing density, a huge range of adjustment.

In the second row there is no surplus — there are classmates and roomier.In the second row there is no surplus — there are classmates and roomier.

The boot capacity is 380 liters. Not a champion figure.The boot capacity is 380 liters. Not a champion figure.

Those who follow the ideals Greta Thunberg, can look for plug-in hybrid versions, which are issued with 204 and 245 HP In Europe, these will certainly be popular.

In Russia, the new Golf will appear not earlier than in a year (in Europe this December). Instead of the listed motors we will have our famous Golf course on the outgoing 1.4‑liter 150‑strong unit is no less known for Polo and localized to a 1.6‑liter 110‑horsepower aspirated. And the last is DSG as an alternative mechanics will offer a 6-speed automatic. You see, in sales of Golf will cease to be in Russia extra, and will also be a bestseller.

Changed, not changing! Will appear in Russia not earlier than in a year

New VW Golf: all his chips (even unnecessary)

“The wheel” reveals the secrets of Golf the eighth generation.

New VW Golf: all his chips (even unnecessary)Photo: Volkswagenthe New VW Golf: all his chips (even unnecessary)

“The wheel” reveals the secrets of Golf the eighth generation.

New VW Golf: all his chips (even unnecessary)

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