Volkswagen hasn’t announced all the updates to the 2019 Golf lineup, but a new report claims that the Golf is getting a new base engine, the same 1.4L turbocharged four-cylinder that also does duty in the Jetta.
The Car Connection is reporting that the 2019 VW Golf will have a new standard 1.4L engine that should help it improve its fuel economy specs. The 1.4L generates a decent 147 horsepower and 184 lb-ft. of torque, which can be mated to either a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission. We’ll have to wait and see how much the smaller engine and updated transmissions improve the Golf’s fuel efficiency.
It’s worth noting that only the front-wheel drive Golf will get the 1.4L engine, while the all-wheel drive models, like the Golf Alltrack stick with the larger 1.8L four-cylinder.
Some other updates include standard automatic emergency braking and blind-spot monitors on the Golf S. The Golf SE adds adaptive cruise control, active lane control, and automatic high-beam headlights.