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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-04-2018, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
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2018 Golf wins Family Car of the Year

Auto Express just awarded the 2018 Golf as the Compact Family Car of the Year, beating out both the Mercedes A-Class and the Skoda Octavia. This is in part due to its successful facelift last year with tweaks to its styling, as well as new engine options and extra safety tech. Of all the trims AE recommends the Volkswagen Golf 1.0 TSI SE Nav 5dr, as it comes with all the kit you'd want for the least amount of money. The 108bhp 1.0 liter 3 cylinder turbo is not only smooth and punchy, but its also capable of nearly 60mpg.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-05-2018, 10:46 AM
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Not all that surprising that the Golf is receiving this kind of recognition. VW has made some significant improvements over the last few years, and I expect that to continue with the 2019 model. That fuel economy is very impressive, and I would imagine it's class leading amongst petrol's.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-06-2018, 10:56 AM Thread Starter
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I would expect the fuel economy to improve even more in the 2019MY, now that it will be utilizing a mild hybrid system. Though I do wonder what impact that's going to have on the entry level price. I was hoping we'd see a similar cut as to what was done on the new Jetta.
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I don't think these mild hybrid systems are too expensive to implement, so hopefully we can expect the regular inflation thats typically seen on a brand new MY. With the popularity of the Golf I don't think its necessary that VW make any price cuts.
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I don't think these mild hybrid systems are too expensive to implement, so hopefully we can expect the regular inflation thats typically seen on a brand new MY. With the popularity of the Golf I don't think its necessary that VW make any price cuts.
It will get even better in the coming years because already we're seeing higher end products from VW with mild hybrids systems. The A8 is one of them. Then on a more attainable level we have the A3 Sportback e-Tron.
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I would expect that will also see them placed in the Arteon at some point, because it would obviously benefit from improved fuel economy on such a large vehicle. Could probably get the horsepower figure closer to the 300 mark as well.
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Biggest question from that will be when because as it stands the Arteon is still new and VW isn't in the business of aggressive launches.
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Personally I don't really think anyone with an interest in the Arteon is too concerned with fuel economy. And a hybrid system is only going to raise the MSRP higher. The main reason why I see VW doing this, is to keep up with tightening emission restrictions so it probably wont be until a later generation.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-23-2018, 06:31 PM
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Lucky for us the VW Group as a whole can do well at bringing out a new engine for the Arteon that is also used in Audi products.
Products like the upcoming Audi TT and the next generation Q3.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-26-2018, 10:57 AM
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A bigger engine just means more weight, and to be honest I'm sure the 2.0-liter turbo has been detuned from factory. It looks like they have already discontinued the 1.5 in Europe, due to some issues with emission regulations.
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