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2015 Volkswagen Golf
Volkswagen used the New York auto show to unveil a fully redesigned version of its Volkswagen Golf, which is larger overall with a more spacious interior than the outgoing model. The 2015 Golf is estimated to improve fuel efficiency by as much as 15 percent more than current Golf models.
The 2015 Volkswagen Golf will be offered with a choice of three engines: a 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, a 2-liter turbocharged direct-injection diesel, and a 2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that will be offered in the sporty GTI model. In addition to the redesigned exterior, the new interior is more spacious with more front-seat shoulder and elbow room, more rear-seat legroom and more cargo space.
The center console has been redesigned to be more ergonomic for the driver, while many functions will use touch-screen technology similar to that in smartphones to allow for operating controls with the swipe of a hand. Standard safety features include six standard air bags and Volkswagen's automatic post-collision braking system, which automatically applies the brakes during an impending collision to reduce the impact.