CARS.COM — Volkswagen has embraced its compact car, the Golf, expanding the range to include variants from electric to fire-breathing. For 2018, the automaker has decided to do a little freshening of its lineup, which you can see at the 2017 New York International Auto Show.
I like the Golf in just about all of its variants, and still shed a sooty tear for the passing of the TDI diesel model, but its absence doesn’t diminish the remaining models’ goodness (much).
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The Golf family now includes the electric e-Golf, Golf hatchback, Golf SportWagen … um, wagon, Subaru Outback-style Golf Alltrack wagon, Golf GTI hot hatch and Golf R hotter hatch. All models have received updated styling to their front bumpers and headlights that’s meant to help differentiate them at a glance — for instance, the e-Golf gets blue headlight surrounds while the GTI gets red ones.