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.

2018 VW Golf

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.

2018 VW Golf Sportwagen

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.

Source: The Car Connection