As for the optional DSG6 double clutch gearbox, which is still part of the range, it will be progressively supplanted by a DSG7 capable of handling more torque than before. Although discreet, the changes made to the compact Volkswagen are therefore quite numerous, to help it hold until the arrival of the Golf 8, by 2018-2019.
The mechanics has also undergone a rejuvenation, notably with the presence of a 1.5-liter TSI engine that develops nearly 147 horsepower. The more sporty versions like the GTI will also see their power increase to 226 and 241 horsepower in European soil. No details on the North American powerplant have been disclosed.
Commercialization is foreseen at the beginning of 2017 and the German manufacturer has not announced the prices which will be globally identical despite the increase of the endowment and the equipment.
Last detail, progressively transmissions with double-clutch 6-speed will be replaced by a DSG 7-speed. The launch date in America has not yet been announced.