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Volkswagen Golf MK7.5 Facelift

 Published 10th November 2016
New Launches 

Volkswagen has revealed the latest facelift version of the popular Golf due to go on sale early 2017.

Revisions are subtle, with the real changes happening underneath with revised engines, better fuel economy and major technology upgrades. The new 2017 model will rival vehicles such as the Ford Focus, Audi A3 and Vauxhall Astra.

Outside, the front fog lights adopt a slight redesign and the headlights are more angular with LED's replacing the old model's xenon lights. The indicators will scroll across and are similar to those seen on various new Audi models. To the rear of the vehicle, both brake lights and the rear bumper have also received a slight revamp.

Inside, the interior looks more or less the same as the old model, with tartan seats in GTI, GTD and GTE models. The new 2017 model will come with a larger infotainment system.

New safety equipment will include an emergency city braking system, which will apply the brakes in a situation where a pedestrian in front of the car in the road. For those drivers who tow trailers or caravans, a trailer assist system will help you to reverse into a tough spot when towing.

Emergency Assist is another safety feature that will help prevent accidents. A high proportion of accidents are caused by drivers falling a sleep behind the wheel, especially on motorways. Emergency Assist works by constantly assessing the drivers steering and pedal movements. If these movements become non-existent, the car will sound a series of alarms in an attempt to alert the driver. If the driver is still non-responsive after the alarm, it will bring the car to a complete stop - even avoiding any surrounding traffic.

There will be a variety of engines to choose from, many of which will be the same as the old model. However, a new range of 1.5-litre petrol engines will be added to the line up. Bluemotion models will come with a new extending coasting feature which will help save fuel. This will work when the driver releases the accelerator pedal by selectively shutting down the engine. The six-speed DSG automatic gearbox will be replaced with a new seven-speed DSG which will help reduce CO2 emissions.

Another safety function which will come with DSG automatic vehicles is an autonomous driving feature. It works by maintaining a safe distance between you and the vehicle in front on a busy motorway as well as guiding the car along at slow speeds.

Why not check out our various offers on the existing Volkswagen Golf models before the new facelift version becomes available in early 2017?

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