VW Golf will have the 1.4T for 2019

September 19th, 2018 by

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2019 Volkswagen Golf 1.4T engine specs

Here’s something we didn’t expect: The 1.8-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine is being replaced in the 2019 Volkswagen Golf. To make the model more efficient, the favorite hatchback will not have a 1.4T, the same that is found in the redesigned 2019 Volkswagen Jetta.

Horsepower and Torque 2019 VW Golf

The 2019 Volkswagen Golf comes in just two trims, the S and SE. Its 1.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine offers up to 147 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. Transmission options are also updated with the five-speed manual transmission replaced by a six-speed manual transmission as a standard option. The available automatic transmission is also updated, with a six-speed automatic replaced by an eight-speed automatic.

With a smaller engine, it’s expected that the Golf won’t be as powerful as the previous model year, but it is expected to be more efficient. Especially with the new transmission options. Fuel economy ratings are not, however, out at this time.

Other minor updates to the VW Golf include now-standard Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Monitoring. You can also expect Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Traffic Alert for this base trim. We expect current standards like rain-sensing wipers, automatic headlights, a rearview camera system and a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will continue.

The SE trim also has an available Driver Assistance package that will include Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping System and High Beam Control.

How much will the 2019 Volkswagen Golf cost? The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $21,845 for the S trim with six-speed manual transmission.

What do you think of the decision to change the VW Golf engine? Share your thoughts with a comment here at the Volkswagen of South Mississippi Blog.

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