The VW Golf hatch is getting a facelift- an updated model is scheduled for release in July 2017 and will include a number of added features which will include the availability of new technologies normally found in high-end luxury vehicles. Updates also include the 110kw/250Nm 1.4 litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine as the 92kw version has now been discontinued. The 110kw/340Nm turbo-diesel remains available in the top-spec Highline trim.
If you have had your eye on the Golf hatch, here are some more reasons why you should move it to the top of your list!
The entry-level Golf comes with a standard six speed manual transmission, with a seven speed DSG available as an option.
The 110TSI comes fitted as standard with air-conditioning, cruise-control with speed limiter, leather multi-function steering wheel, and 8.0-inch ‘Composition’ touch-screen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, rear-view camera and multi-function driver’s display.
Volkswagen’s Extended Electonic Differential Lock (XDL), city autonomous emergency braking (AEB), LED daytime running light, LED tail-lights, seven airbags, driver fatigue monitor as well as multi-collision brake assist all come as standard equipment.
The entry-level Golf has a standard six-speed manual transmission, with a seven-speed DSG optionally available.
The 110TSI Trendline comes additionally with automatic headlights and wipers, automatically-dimming rear-view mirror, front and rear parking sensors, 16-inch ‘Toronto’ alloy wheels, manual front seat lumbar adjustment and a rear seat armrest with cup holder.
The 110TSI Comfortline adds dual-zone climate control with Air-Care filtration, ‘Discover Media’ 8.0-inch infotainment system with satellite navigation, 17-inch ‘Dijon’ alloy wheels, ‘Comfort’ front seats, chrome interior and exterior highlights, storage drawer under the front passenger seat and a 12V outlet.
At the top of the range is the 110TSI Highline and the 110 TDI Highline. The Highline features fog lights, ‘Comfort Sport’ front seats, Vienna leather upholstery with heated front seats, electrically adjustable driver’s seat with memory function and electric lumbar support, power folding mirrors with memory function, keyless entry and start, and 17-inch ‘KarlsKoga’ allow wheels.
A Drivers Assistance Package is available for the Trendline, Comfortline and Highline models – adding adaptive cruise control, lane assist, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, park assistant, proactive occupant protection system and selectable driving models with a personalisation function.
Comfortline and Highline models can opt for the Infotainment Package, which includes a 12.3 inch Active Info digital instrument display, Discover Pro 9.2 inch satellite navigation system with gesture control and voice control along with a 400W Dynaudio Excite audio systems with a 10-channel digital amplifier and subwoofer.
The Highline model can have the R-Line package added, which will include a sportier R-Line exterior and interior treatment, 8-inch “Sebring” alloy wheels, progressive steering, sports suspension and privacy glass.
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