New 2017 Volkswagen Golf on the way

Published 14 October 2016

The Volkswagen Golf is set for an extensive update in 2017. The popular hatch will get a facelift in the middle of next year which will bring a fresh look and changes under the skin.

Those changes will bring lower running costs, more tech and improved refinement. The updated model is expected to cost in the region of £17,600 when it goes on sale.

Volkswagen hasn't released any official details or pictures of the 2017 Golf, but we know it will have a redesigned look with new LED lights and more active safety technology as standard.

The engine line-up will mirror that of the 2013 model, with petrol, diesel, hybrid and electric options, but running costs should be lower with better fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions for both the petrol and diesel engines.

The interior will get improved sound insulation, which should lower engine and road noise, while a virtual dash - as seen in the Audi range - will make it to the options list, with a colour screen replacing the traditional instrument binnacle.

The dashboard layout will be redesigned with less clutter and a lower button count, while the infotainment system will feature a larger 10-inch colour touchscreen and improved smartphone connectivity.

More details of the 2017 Volkswagen Golf should be released in the coming weeks, but the pricing is expected to mirror the current car, with the entry-level 1.2 TSI in S trim starting at sub-£18,000.


   on 26 January 2017

Is the new 1.5 petrol engine going to be fitted rather than the 1.4 from launch?

HJ Editor    on 27 January 2017

Yep, the 1.4 TSI will be replaced by this newer 1.5 TSI from launch.

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