Here at the New York Auto Show, Volkswagen unveiled its revised Golf family of cars for the 2018 model year. While these Golfs are far from all-new, they do have some notable additions in terms of infotainment and advanced safety gear. Updates affect the entire Golf family, from the regular Golf hatchback to the SportWagen, Alltrack, GTI, and the hot Golf R. Good luck telling the old from the new, though. Exterior changes are subtle, mostly just altered front-end styling and standard LED daytime running lights and LED taillights.Even though the Golf’s interior has been a notch above competitors in the past, the cabin has been updated with new trim panels and better materials. The standard infotainment system is now a 6.5-inch touchscreen, up from the previous 5-inch. And an 8-inch version comes on higher trims. Fans of the sporty Golf GTI will be happy to hear they can now get those way cool plaid seats and a sunroof together on the SE model. This combination wasn’t possible with the last GTI. In terms of advanced safety features, blind spot monitoring comes on more Golf models and trims, and forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking are now available on the Golf SE and higher. While this is good news, we’d like to see forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking as standard equipment across all trims. The Golf’s engaging driving experience should continue with this updated version. The smooth and eager 170-horsepower, turbo-charged four cylinder carries over, still mated to either a five-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. Not that everything has been perfect with the Golf.Reliability has been below average across the entire Golf family. Hopefully, Volkswagen will be able to improve upon this with the new car. The 2018 Volkswagen Golf goes on sale this fall. For more compact cars, check out consumerreports.org. .