The Volkswagen Golf is one of the German automaker's most important vehicles - currently is the best-selling vehicle in Europe. To keep this title, the automaker is planning a refresh for 2017.
According to Autocar, Volkswagen isn't making any major changes to the exterior. There will be reshaped bumpers and revised head and taillights. The big changes are inside as Volkswagen is planning to implement its own version of Audi's virtual cockpit - 12.5-inch to display gauges along with the ability to display a map. Higher-end Golfs will be available with a large 9.5-inch touchscreen with the ability to use gesture controls.
Engines are expected to include a turbocharged 1.0L three-cylinder that is currently used in the Up and Polo along with re-worked versions of the 1.4L turbo-four. The 1.5L gas and diesel engines have been delayed according to sources because Volkswagen is redirecting their engineering efforts because of the diesel emission mess.
Volkswagen will be revealing the revised Golf in a couple of weeks.
It is unknown if and when the U.S. will see the refresh. Our money would be Volkswagen showing them for the 2018 model year.