You Can Even Go Caravanning With a Golf +VIDEO
• Even medium-weight caravans aren’t an issue with high trailer weights up to 1,800 kg* possible
• Maneuvering is easier with the optional assist system “Trailer Assist”
WOLFSBURG, Germany – September 30, 2019: The Autumn break is just around the corner – and with it comes an end to the camping and caravanning season. But before it’s too cold, there is time for one last big trip: Whether you take the caravan all the way to Lake Garda in Italy, or spend a long weekend camping close to your hometown – the Golf, Germany’s most popular compact car, is a great towing vehicle. This is due to its high trailer weight capacity of up to 1,800 kg*, which is enough for most large caravans.
For inexperienced drivers, reversing with a trailer is the biggest challenge. Volkswagen has developed a driver assistance system called “Trailer Assist” to help with this. By using the same lever as the one controlling the position of the rear-view mirror, the desired angle can be set with “Trailer Assist” before manoeuvring. The system assumes control of the trailer position (within the limitations of the steering system) by constantly measuring the angle of draw bar to the vehicle. A practical feature especially for caravans which are difficult to handle using the exterior mirrors because of their width: When using “Trailer Assist”, every trailer or caravan is parked expertly at the first attempt.
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*Permitted trailer weight capacity when braked on an 8 % downhill or uphill gradient.