Premium feel injected in special 2014 VW Golf Edition

Article by Christian A., on June 2, 2014

Volkswagen is releasing a special "Golf Edition" anniversary model that merges the usual attributes of best-selling and the exclusivity of the premium class. What makes the Golf Edition feel like a premium vehicle? Well, it features top xenon headlights with daytime running lights and 17-inch "Singapore" design wheels with 18-inch wheels.

It also boasts of tinted rear and side windows. That goes for the exterior. As for the interior, the Gold Edition boasts of Alcantara leather seats, leather-trimmed steering wheel and leather gear shift boot as well as black roof lining and illuminated door sill plates.

The special edition also boasts of fine features like the "Premium" multifunction display and "Composition Media" radio system.

Likewise, it features assistance systems like the Light & Sight package that includes automatic running light switching and intermittent windscreen wiper with rain sensor. Other assistance systems include Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and "Blind Spot Detection," which alerts the driver of vehicles that are in the "blind spot."

Volkswagen Golf is one of those models whose designs have, over the decades, been continuously enhanced, tweaked, and even refined. It is because of this that the design of the Golf has become truly timeless. This process of continuous change has allowed the designers at Volkswagen to give the product features of the Golf a new edge. These features include the long roofline and the usual C-pillars.

The characteristic rear and front sections are also included. All of these details more than guarantee that the new Golf, especially when compared to other compact cars, is more durable, more valuable, and more special. With teams headed by designers like Klaus Bischoff (Brand) and Walter de Silva (Group), the development of the new Golf was based on making use of creative freedom in order for the new design to apply various approaches.

This is complemented with the use of the principles of the brand’s design DNA. Looking closer at this DNA shows what the new design of the Golf is all about. Over a number of years, designers at the brand have managed to crystallize a choice of core elements based on Volkswagen’s history. These have been termed by the same designers as “historic DNA.”

Given that all present designs of Volkswagen models continue to be in line with this DNA, the model is able to display a progressive and modern feel while continuing to have a familiar feel, an important factor. Elements of this DNA include the side windows and the first ever Golf roofline. It also has the wheel arches and the typical C-pillar present in the Golf MK4.

The radiator grille crossbeam is present as well though in reduced form. Still on the issue of this DNA, it results in creating that unmistakable and distinct language of produce design and features. For observers, this language of product features brings with it a new impression while retaining that familiar feel. These features, according to Volkswagen, hint at elements of functionality, honesty, reliability, and robustness. All of these characteristics are created through a language of form that has been perfected over a number of years.

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