2018 Volkswagen Golf R has been with us for 40 years and seven generations, modernizing over time, but mostly staying true to its original mission of being a pleasant and practical compromise. Become an icon, but from seven iterations built, which one is your best?
All generations of 2018 Volkswagen Golf R has advantages and disadvantages. However, compared to the latest generations that exist, which generation is the best?
Here are Seven Golf Generations that write history.
Golf I (1974-1983): “It all started in 1974 with a revolution,” Klaus Bischoff, Head of Design for the Volkswagen brand described it. “The move from Beetle to Golf is revolutionary. A new vehicle layout was created with the conversion from water-cooled to water-cooled with the front engine and from the rear-wheel drive to the front-wheel drive.
Golf II (1983 – 1991): Golf introduces controlled catalytic converter technology (1984), ABS (1986) and all-wheel drive (1986). This generation became an icon. Marc Lichte, chief executive designer of Volkswagen reminded “That time, one of the important moments in Golf history was the decision to further develop the design of Golf I and Golf II concept based on “Visual DNA”.
Golf III (1991 – 1997): In 1991, Volkswagen started a new era of safety in the third generation. Golf III is the first model to offer a front airbag (1992). Others are a major advance in manufacturing where body parts are designed more safely. The first TDI engine was introduced at this Golf (1993).
Golf IV (1997 – 2003): Under the direction of former Head of Design (Group) Hartmut Warkuß, experts view Golf IV as a design icon and pioneer for the series. Golf generation IV is also rated as an innovator with technologies such as ESC (1998) and dual clutch gearbox (2002).
Golf V (2003 – 2008): This is a generation that has comfort, good dynamics and leaves many of its competitors. The body is formed using laser-welded technology that makes it more rigid 35 percent. Golf V debuted in 2003 and in 2007 became the inspiration for the birth of the first generation BlueMotion Golf (with a fuel consumption of 4.5 l / 100 km).
Golf VI (2008 – 2012): This generation gets a 5-star rating on EuroNCAP crash testing. This generation also carries a TSI engine (Turbo Stratified Injection) that has a good performance with efficient fuel consumption.
Golf VII (since 2012): This generation has 100kg lighter weight than Golf VI generation. Fuel consumption is more efficient 23 percent than previous models. This generation released Golf TDI BlueMotion with combined fuel consumption of only 3.2 l / 100km.
Volkswagen is reportedly preparing the latest version or the eighth generation 2018 Volkswagen Golf R launched in 2018 and goes on sale in 2019.The latest Golf R is touted using a new platform and has tremendous power. The car will carry a 2,000 cc engine equipped with a turbocharger so that energy is expected to reach 300 bhp. The engine and power are similar to the bursts of the highest VW Golf R engine power.