Monday, May 7, 2018

Volkswagen Golf TSI 1.0L (2018) [Car Review]

The new Golf – further perfection in every detail

→ Sharpened design and filled with technological innovations
→ 1.0-litre turbocharged TSI engine available for the first time
→ Increased power output for GTI and R models
Singapore – For more than four decades, Volkswagen has been further developing the Golf design, reinventing it in its details, and making it more precise. This has made the Golf an original: often copied, but never equalled. Now, the new Golf is available in Singapore – it comes with state-of-the-art engines, a sharpened design, and a new generation of infotainment systems. The Golf debuts with four equipment levels – TSI, Comfortline, Highline, and R-Line. The range is completed with the Golf GTI and Golf R models.
With over 33 million units sold to date, the Golf has always been an icon among compact cars. It is spacious, and the design of the Golf makes it timeless, helping it move beyond class boundaries. Now, the iconic design of the facelifted Golf has even more charisma: design modifications include new front and rear bumpers, as well as new headlights (halogen and LED) with LED daytime running lights. All Golf models come with new full-LED tail lights as standard – on the Highline and R-Line variants, the tail lights have an animated indicator function and a concise dynamic switchover between the tail lights and the brake light. New wheel designs and body colours round off the update of the exterior.


On the inside, the new Golf is studded with technological innovations. Volkswagen Singapore is introducing a new base model, the Golf TSI – even this version has features such as LED daytime running lights and Bluetooth connectivity as standard. For the first time in the compact class, the new Discover Pro infotainment system can be operated via gesture control. Sporting a 9.2-inch touchscreen, it forms a single conceptual and visual unit with the Active Info Display, a fully digital 12.3-inch instrument cluster, which also debuts in the Volkswagen hatchback segment on the Golf.


Overall, the features content has been improved in all models –for example, safety features such as the proactive occupant protection system are included from the Golf Comfortline. This ensures that the range satisfies a wide variety of expectations and budgets. The new Golf also heralds a new range of infotainment systems; each unit has been redesigned with a bigger screen and is based on the Modular Infotainment Matrix (MIB). Even the Golf TSI is fitted with the new Composition Colour infotainment system (6.5 inches).

At launch, Volkswagen is offering the Golf TSI that is powered by a 110 PS TSI engine with 200 Nm of torque. The Golf GTI and Golf R are also available; these flagship models represent the top of the Golf range in Singapore. All models are also equipped with a stop-start system and a regenerative braking mode (BlueMotion Technology).

New generation of infotainment systems  
A touch-sensitive colour screen with a 6.5-inch diagonal is one of the highlights of the Composition Colour radio on the Golf TSI. Listen to FM radio or music in MP3 or WMA formats on the system's four speakers. These music files can be played from an SD card. 

The Composition Media radio (available on the Golf Comfortline) has eight loudspeakers. It features a CD drive and comes with all the connection options of the radio listed above. In addition, an attractive 8-inch colour touchscreen makes it especially convenient to operate. 

Both devices are equipped with a diversity aerial, which ensures good reception even under difficult conditions. All Golf models come with Bluetooth and a USB port as standard.

On the screen is a Think Blue. Trainer which measures how efficient you have driven the car for a trip. The more efficient you drive, the more fuel you save. Over here.. my score is 91/100.. not too bad har.. :)
The Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG)
  • The DSG from Volkswagen allows quick, smooth gear changes with the ease of an automatic transmission.
  • The fuel consumption of cars with a DSG is sometimes lower than that of models with a manual transmission (depending on driving style).
  • The manual gear selection option can also deliver sporty driving pleasure if desired and can be operated by shifting the gear up and down.

There's an Engine Auto-Off function also. By default the car would off its engine when the car has come to a stop at the traffic junction, it would on again when the driver steps on the accelerator. This function can be off by pressing a button just beside the gear.

No handbrake?
Well there is.. its just flap on the left side.
This is something I like.. without an extra handbrake stick jutting out.

Video Infotainment System at the spacious glove compartment.
You can insert CD and also SD cards.
Some lighting functions at the top..
And the rear mirror sports an Anti-glare function at night.. to prevent glaring lights from the rear which may distract the driver.

Front lighting controls with knob.. and controls for the side mirrors and door-lock at the sidedoor.

Spacious rear with enough legroom for all.
Sporting two air-con vents for the rear passengers too!
This is so important for such a hot weather in Singapore! :P
There are compartments at the side of the doors too.. fully making use of the space available.

Boot can be opened just by pressing and pulling the Volkswagen logo.
Easy peasy~!

Spacious boot with a rubber mat which you can place dirty or wet stuffs on it.
It can be removed entirely.

The seats can be folded down to create more boot space.


And there you go..

The entire cover can be removed too.. isn't that very versatile?
With all that said.. Get in the car and go for a test-drive now!
The Volkswagen Golf TSI is really a nice compact car to drive around.
It has 110 PS and able to get from 0-100 km/h in 9.9 secs. That is pretty fast.
I like how it is designed and they way it portrayed itself as a Golf. Nice tail-lamps and spacious interior.

Click Here to find out more about the New Volkswagen Golf TSI!


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