2017 VW Golf SUV Review

Volkswagen is planning to expand its line of SUVs by bringing in a new compact vehicle with excellent off-road features. Going with the name 2017 VW Golf SUV, the new car is expected to fill the gap between Alltrack and Tiguan. There are also those who think that the car will take a position below the Tiguan and above Polo SUV or Taigun.

2017 VW Golf SUV front

2017 VW Golf SUV – Feature Overview:

According to the carmaker, the compact SUV will be based on the MQB platform. Its dimensions will be similar to those of T-ROC concept which was unveiled at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. As for the wheelbase, there will be a standard and lengthened one. The former will be available in Europe while the latter in US and China.

The front end of 2017 VW Golf SUV will look a bit aggressive with an enlarged grille, bigger headlamps and a protruding bumper. On the sides, you can expect to see all-season wheels, roof rails and well-designed door handles. The rear end will be glazed by a stylish bumper and modern tail lights. More exterior features include: extended sills, under body protection and flared arches.

Volkswagen will pay a lot attention to space when designing the interior of 2017 VW Golf SUV. We therefore expect a car with a roomy cabin that will offer ample seating and cargo space. On the side of materials, we are looking forward to leather, wood and aluminum trims. The steering wheel and seats should be well designed to improve on the car’s comfort.

In the driver’s zone, there will be an expanded infotainment system and a whole lot of other technological features. A colorful display screen will be the major highlight on this system and entire center console. The other tech features include: audio system, climate control system, navigation system and connectivity options.

Moreover, 2017 VW Golf SUV will be equipped with a myriad of safety and security features. Some of them include: ABS, hill descent control, cruise control, blind-spot monitors, security alarms, airbags, lane keep assist, parking assist and seatbelts, among others.

2017 VW Golf SUV interior

2017 VW Golf SUV – Modifications in the Engine:

The Golf SUV will come with a number of engine options. One of the engines we are anticipating for is a 1.4-liter TSI I4 with a capacity of 150 hp and 184 lb-ft. The car is also likely to get a 1.8-liter TSI I4 capable of generating 141 hp and 126 lb-ft. Another engine that may find its way in the new VW car is a 2.0-liter TDI I4 rated at a 148 hp and 251 lb-ft. In addition, the car may get a plug-in hybrid powertrain.

The engines will be mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. With a top speed of 155 mph, the car will suit people who love faster SUVs. The powertrain will be fitted with features such as cylinder deactivation and start-stop system to improve on fuel efficiency, performance and pollution. You can expect a fuel consumption of 32 mpg city and 39 mpg highway.

2017 VW Golf SUV rear

2017 VW Golf SUV – Price and Release Date:

The base price of the upcoming Golf SUV will be around $22,000. The premium models will retail as high as at $41,000. So it won’t be such an expensive SUV. As for the release date, the car will go on sale in late 2016 or early 2017.

Competition:

Car enthusiasts have tipped the following vehicles to rival the new 2017 VW Golf SUV: SEAT Ateca SUV, Mazda CX-3, Honda Modulo, Nissan Qashqai, Mitsubishi ASX, Subaru Crosstrek and Fiat 500X.

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