Product Review: VW GOLF—Has a few Firsts for a Compact
March 1, 2019
way more affordable Golf is out and it is a 1.0 litre turbocharged TSI engine with a sharper design and equipped with infotainment systems. Oh and did I mention that it is available for the first time in Singapore? This Golf comes in four equipment levels, TSI, Comfortline, Highline, and the R-line.
Externally, it is always sleek however I was more interested in its interior. For the first time for a compact class, the new base model—the Golf is one of the first compact cars to have gesture control which is quite cool. The Volkswagen Media Control app (available for both iOS and Android) lets passengers connect to the Discover Pro system via the car’s Wi-Fi hotspot (yes, you read right) and this allows them to control all audio and video sources ranging from radio to hard drive. The driver has control over the system in the front, however, the backseat passengers now have a say too and this includes the navigation system as well. So if you have backseat navigators/drivers, I suggest deciding who is going to be the deejay and navigator before any road trip. For a compact and though it is a decent ride, at the price point, I would opt for the higher range Volkswagen Golf model instead of the basic as I would rather work around my budget and get more bang for my buck.
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