Volkswagen's 1.4-litre version of its facelifted Golf is a breezy drive and offers premium amenities

Volkswagen's 1.4-litre version of its facelifted Golf offers driveability with a suite of premium amenities

The Golf 1.4 feels lively and its Highline variant has a 9.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a multi-function leather-lined steering wheel.
The Golf 1.4 feels lively and its Highline variant has a 9.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a multi-function leather-lined steering wheel.ST PHOTO: JONATHAN CHOO
The Golf 1.4 feels lively and its Highline variant has a 9.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a multi-function leather-lined steering wheel.
The Golf 1.4 feels lively and its Highline variant has a 9.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a multi-function leather-lined steering wheel.ST PHOTO: JONATHAN CHOO

The Volkswagen Group makes around 30,000 vehicles a day. It has taken it 6.3 million vehicles - or the equivalent of seven months - for the facelifted version of its 1.4-litre Golf to land in Singapore.

The facelifted hatch was launched here last November as a 1-litre three-cylinder. Although packing the stylishness, solidity and versatility of a Golf, it lacked verve.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 07, 2018, with the headline 'Breezier round of Golf'. Print Edition | Subscribe