Technology like semi-autonomous or gesture control are becoming a common thing and a lot of carmakers are already installing these features on their models. Volkswagen is also said to fit the gesture control technology on its all-new 2017 Golf facelift, along with a mild hybrid engine.
According to recent reports, the German based carmaker will be launching a facelift version of the current Golf, with a lot of technology and a new hybrid powertrain.
According to a report from Auto Express, VW head of powertrain development Heinz-Jakob Neußer, has confirmend that the 2017 Volkswagen Golf facelift will come with gesture control system which will work hand in hand with the car`s new infotainment system.
The car will use a much larger 9.5-inch screen on the center console, with an 8-inch screen for the instrument cluster to display all the information without using the plethora of buttons we were used seeing on the previous Golf models.
So we expect a wide array of updated to underpin the new Golf`s interior, while in the powertrain area, we are looking forward to seeing the brand-new 48 V petrol hybrid system. However, this is not a conventional hybrid system, even if it will also consist of the carmaker`s new 1.0-liter supercharged three-cylinder petrol. The system will use a starter motor as well connected to the engine via a belt and which will provide the extra power while the energy recovers on the go.
So far, this is all we have got on the new 2017 Golf facelift, but we expect fresh news next month, when the model is set to officially debut on the market.