Among the new touches are crisper design lines throughout, LED taillights, running lights and available LED headlights, new wheel designs, some new paint colors, and new interior trim panels and materials.
A 6.5-inch infotainment system replaces the old 5-inch screen in base models, and SE and SEL trims will get an 8-inch display. And the new Volkswagen Digital Cockpit borrowed from the Atlas, which allows drivers to customize the vehicle information on the dashboards, is standard on the Golf R.
And an assortment of driver assistance features are available on some models, including forward collision warning, autonomous emergency braking, blind-spot monitors, cross-traffic alerts, pedestrian monitoring, adaptive cruise control and lane departure warnings.
The lineup of new Golf, Golf Alltrack, GTI, SportWagen and Golf R models will be on display at the New York Auto Show.