The 2014 Volkswagen Golf hasn’t made it to North America yet, and it has only been offered in front-wheel drive thus far, but today Volkswagen announced the introduction of the 2014 Golf with 4Matic all-wheel drive.
The brand says that its permanent four-wheel drive system has shed 3 pounds off its overall weight, offering up to 15 percent better fuel economy than before. This added efficiency also comes from an enhanced, fifth-generation Haldex coupling, and from the new system which requires no pressure accumulator.
New technology found on the 2014 Golf also carries over to the 4Motion models, including a stop/start system, battery regeneration, electronic locking differentials on both axles, electronic stabilisation program, automatic post-collision braking system, and seven airbags.
The new 2014 Golf hasn’t arrived here in the States yet, but over in Germany you will pay a premium of 1,800 Euros for the four-wheel drive.
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