New Volkswagen Golf

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Exterior

A Golf at first glance, and boasting a striking, confident appearance like every generation of the Golf – from the newly designed headlights and bumpers and a dynamic radiator.


Interior

Space meets comfort, meets quality, meets new technologies. All of this awaits you inside the new Golf – with a single goal: to make every journey as relaxed as possible.


Blind Spot Sensor

As you drive, the optional Blind Spot Sensor with Rear Traffic Alert warns you, within the limits of the system, about vehicles in your blind spot. It monitors the areas to the side and rear of your car as you reverse out of a parking space.

Lights

The light design in the new Golf has nothing to hide, and you can choose from several attractive versions. Whichever one you choose: the lights will certainly help you see clearly.


Wheels

Which wheel and tyre combination is right for your Golf is a matter of opinion. Alloy wheels certainly underline the sporty nature of the Golf.


Front Assist and ACC

With optional Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), you can be more relaxed on the road. The Front Assist area monitoring system, which includes City Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Monitoring, comes with models from the SE series upwards.

​Infotainment

The Infotainment systems in the new Golf meet the highest demands, with its standard touchscreen and gesture control (part of the optional Discover Navigation Pro) and much more.


DYNAUDIO Excite

Music in your car that sounds better than at home? The optional DYNAUDIO Excite sound system is specially designed for the acoustics of your car’s interior, delivering sound to surpass the expectations of even the most discerning audiophile


Engines

The TSI petrol and TDI diesel engines are designed for high levels of power, with low fuel consumption, and are bound to excite you.


Active Cylinder Technology

At times when you need less power, you will hardly notice that the engine is only running on two cylinders, thanks to Active Cylinder Technology.

Navigation

The two optional navigation systems offer a wealth of innovative functions and leave virtually nothing to be desired. They will make sure you stay on course and enjoy the best of entertainment.


Phone calls

Speak your mind – but please keep both hands on the wheel as you do so. The new Golf offers you the choice of two convenient, optional mobile phone interfaces.


4MOTION

Do you want to enjoy good grip, even while driving on wet and rough ground? Thanks to optional 4MOTION four-wheel drive, you can do so almost anywhere.


Driving profile selection

Do you prefer to drive economically or in a sportier style? You can adjust the way your car drives to match your personal driving style.

Trim levels available for the VW Golf:

S - Features include:

  • Steel wheels, 6J x 15" with full size wheel trims
  • LED tail light assembly
  • Multifunction computer, includes visual gear change recommendation for improved fuel consumption
  • Start-stop system with battery regeneration (recuperation - energy recovery during braking)
  • Composition media infotainment system
  • Electric windows front and rear - rear for 5 door only
  • Upholstery 'Bella'

Match - Features include:

  • Discover navigation
  • Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror
  • Car-Net App-Connect & VW Media
  • Leather-trimmed multifunction steering wheel, height and reach adjustable
  • Front fog lights
  • Rear tinted glass from B-pillar backwards, approx. 65% tinted

GT - Features include:

  • Alloy wheels, 7J x 17" 'Dijon'
  • Discover navigation
  • Rear tinted glass from B-pillar backwards, approx. 65% tinted
  • Driver profile select
  • Car-Net 'e-remote', Car-Net 'Security & Service' and Car-Net 'Guide & Inform'
  • Ambient lighting, lights in front door armrests, light strips below trim in front doors

R-Line - Features include:

  • Alloy wheels 7J x 17" 'Singapore'
  • Driver profile select
  • Upholstery 'R-Line' seat centre section, 'San Remo' microfibre side bolsters and 'R-Line' logo on backrest
  • R-Line pack
  • Discover navigation
  • Rear tinted glass from B-pillar backwards, approx. 65% tinted

GTI Performance - Features include:

  • Alloy wheels, 7.5J x 18" 'Parker'
  • Body-coloured bumpers
  • Discover navigation
  • Active info display
  • Upholstery Jacara
  • Car-Net App-Connect & VW Media

GTI TCR - Features include:

  • Alloy wheels, 18" 'Quaranta'
  • Discover navigation
  • Active info display
  • Lane assist/dynamic light assist
  • Rear view camera

R - Features include:

  • Discover navigation
  • Rear view camera
  • Keyless entry
  • Lane assist/dynamic light assist

e-Golf - Features include:

  • Car-Net App-Connect & VW Media
  • Park distance control in front and rear
  • Navigation system - Standard
  • Adaptive cruise control


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First Drive: Volkswagen Golf

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What’s new?

The Mk7.5 Golf has received a host of upgrades, including newly designed front and rear bumpers, LED headlights to replace the previous Xenon units and full LED tail lights as standard across the range. New colours, wheels and trims are available on the 2017 model, which retains its existing specification levels.

Notably, the Golf has become the first compact car to feature gesture control, a technology previously only seen in larger, more premium models. This clever capability comes as part of Volkswagen’s range-topping “Discover Pro” infotainment system, which is new to Golf. Meanwhile, the other infotainment systems available on the model have received updates including new designs and larger touchscreens.

What's under the bonnet?

Volkswagen’s new turbocharged petrol engine, the 1.5 TSI Evo, has debuted in the Golf. The 148bhp four-cylinder turbo features Active Cylinder Management (ACT) and can be coupled with VW’s newly developed seven-speed DSG automatic transmission (which will eventually replace all six-speed DSGs in the Golf range).

What's it like to drive?

We drove the Golf SE Nav with the 1.5-litre TSI Evo powertrain. A superb engine in its own right, it is improved when combined with the new seven-speed DSG transmission. Despite an almost £1,500 premium over the manual transmission, this smooth-switching gearbox is well worth the money and expands the driver’s options when it comes to adding equipment – Traffic Jam Assist is only available with this transmission.

Power is plentiful at low revs, and wanes only slightly in the engine’s upper limits. While it takes 8.1 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60mph, it takes nine seconds to accelerate from 50mph to 75mph, using fourth and fifth gears.

parked Gold/yellow Volkswagen Golf

The Golf’s various driving modes make subtle adjustments to the engine. In ‘Normal’ mode, it soaks up bumps with ease, boasting remarkable body control, while having enough grunt to accelerate reasonably rapidly. Switch into Sport mode and the model takes on an entirely different feel, especially when combined with the optional Dynamic Chassis Control, which adjusts the suspension damping. Steering becomes sharper, as does acceleration, while wheel-mounted gear paddles allow the driver to exploit the TSI’s full power.

How does it look?

A car doesn’t become an icon without a stand out design, and Volkswagen has done well to preserve the essence of the original Golf, which was introduced to replace the similarly recognisable Beetle in 1974.

Since that first-generation Golf rolled off the production line, more than 33 million have been built – two million of which were destined for UK buyers.

According to VW, this equates to one Golf built every 40 seconds for the past 43 years, so it is little surprise that the model holds the title of Europe’s most successful car.

In its latest guise, the Golf is the most advanced and technological yet. A refined exterior includes new front and rear bumpers, halogen headlights with LED daytime running lights and full LED headlights to replace the previous Xenon set – the latter comes as standard on higher spec models.

Meanwhile, the rear receives full LED tail lights as standard and, if you’re willing to splash out, animated ‘travelling’ indicators, as seen on Audi models.

Opt for a Golf with Adaptive Cruise Control or Front Assist including City Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Monitoring and the radar sensor will be conveniently hidden behind the VW badge, instead of visible in the lower cooling air intake in the bumper.

Finally, new colours, wheels and interior trims are offered across the range.

What's it like inside?

Dimensions haven’t changed from the Golf’s previous guise, so it is as accessible as ever, especially in five-door format.

Safety has been bolstered in the 2017 model, with the addition of new camera- and radar-based aids. Traffic Jam Assist, which autonomously pilots the car at speeds of up to 37mph, is available on DSG models, while Emergency Assist registers if the driver becomes inactive and uses various measures to rouse them, eventually activating an emergency stop if these measures prove fruitless. Front Assist warns the driver and automatically brakes if it detects an imminent collision, while Trailer Assist removes the complexities of reversing a car with a trailer attached.

Unfortunately, these impressive features are not standard across the range.

What's the spec like?

While the exterior has only received a minor refresh, the cutting-edge interior is where the magic has happened. Infotainment systems throughout the model range have been updated, with new designs, larger screens and higher resolutions.

The stand-out system is the top-spec Discover Pro model. In what is a first for the compact segment, it features gesture control, which allows the driver to adjust a range of settings with a wave of their hand. It takes a while to master the intricacies of the required gestures, but once you have, changing the song, sound or screen can be done without touching the screen.

Volkswagen has expanded the range of online services and App Connect apps available on its infotainment systems. One of these additions is the novel DoorBird feature, which uses MirrorLink to automatically set up a video link between the driver’s car and home whenever the doorbell is rung. VW has designed this to allow the driver to remotely open the door for a parcel to be delivered, but it will be interesting to see how much real-life use the system receives

A 12.3-inch Active Info Display – similar to Audi’s Virtual Cockpit – sits behind the steering wheel, digitally displaying all of the analogue instruments. Other information, such as SatNav routes, can also be shown on here in an easy to read format.

Verdict

The Golf was designed as a family hatchback, but with the variety of trims and guises it comes in now it appeals to a much wider audience.

This latest model is more stylish, economical and appealing than ever before, and thanks to its advanced software it is as likely to appeal to technophiles as much as it would a daily driver.

Facts at a glance

Model: Volkswagen Golf

Engine: 1.5-litre TSI Evo

Transmission: Seven-speed dual clutch gearbox

Performance: 0-60mph in 8.1 seconds, 134mph top speed

Economy: 55.4mpg

Emissions: 114g/km

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1£1,500 towards your deposit when purchased on Solutions PCP.

2 Acceptance fee is not required.

3 Payable at the end of your agreement.

With Solutions Personal Contract Plan. 18s+. Subject to availability and status. T&Cs apply. Excludes Golf GTE. Golf SE and SE Nav available from stock only. Offer available when ordered by 30/09/19 from participating Retailers. Indemnities may be required. Offers are not available in conjunction with any other offer and may be varied or withdrawn at any time. Accurate at time of publication 01/07/19. Freepost Volkswagen Financial Services.Text here ...