The 2014 Volkswagen Golf is scheduled to make its official debut in the near future at the 2012 Paris Auto Show. However, some of the details regarding the possible features of the 2014 Volkswagen Golf were already revealed by the German car maker ahead of vehicle’s first public debut in Paris.
Based on the information that was obtained from reliable sources, the upcoming and redesigned version of the Golf is sleeker compared to the previous year’s model. The upcoming model is also expected to flaunt a more revolutionary look that would surely delight a lot of the car maker’s consumers.
Aside from the new design and the new look, the 2014 Volkswagen Golf has also shed off some of its weight. In fact a reliable source confirmed that the Golf has shed off about 220 pounds of weight. Due to the reduction of the vehicle’s overall weight, the fuel economy ratings of the 2014 Volkswagen Golf is expected to improve.
Although Volkswagen has not yet revealed the other details of the upcoming Golf particularly the possible engine options, a lot of car experts have already come up with a number of assumptions. Most car experts believe that the base version of the 2014 Volkswagen Golf will be powered by a 1.8-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. The turbocharged engine will serve as the replacement for the current model’s 2.5-liter 5-cylinder engine.
The change in the engine used on the Volkswagen Golf is also considered as one of the car maker’s way of boosting the vehicle’s fuel economy ratings. The 2.5-liter 5-cylinder engine which is used on the current model obtained the EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 24 miles per gallon in the city and 31 miles per gallon on the highway. The upcoming version is expected to surpass these ratings.
Aside from the turbocharged engine, a lot of car experts also believe that Volkswagen will also include the TDI and the GTI models for the upcoming Golf’s lineup. The TDI model will most likely be powered by a 2.0-liter diesel engine while the GTI version is expected to use the 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine.
The 2014 Volkswagen Golf will also give up the older platform that it is using for a few years. Instead, the vehicle will be riding on the new MQB modular platform. This platform is also used on the other Volkswagen-made vehicles such as the Seat Leon and the 2013 Audi A3.