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2018 (18) Volkswagen Golf2.0 TSI GTI 3dr

Dumfries Renault / Dacia
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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

'Lights On' warning buzzer8" touch screen
Adaptive Cruise Control with pedestrian detection and speed limiterBluetooth hands free telephone connection
Brake pad wear indicator warning lightCar-Net App-Connect
Drive mode selectorDriver alert system
Driver profile selectionExterior temperature gauge
Front assistant collision mitigationInstrument cluster in white
Multifunction computerProgressive power assisted steering
Rev counterTrip and service interval display
Ultrasonic front and rear optical and audible parking sensorsWarning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened

Entertainment

CD/MP3/WMA, USB and SD card reader, aux-inComposition media system
DAB Digital radio 

Exterior Features

3D-LED-SBBR with sweeping indicatorAuto dimming rear view mirror
Automatic coming/leaving home lighting functionAutomatic headlights
Black rear diffuserBody colour door handles
Body colour door mirrorsBody colour rear roof spoiler
Body colour sports bumpersElectric front windows
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrorsHeated rear windscreen
Honeycomb radiator grille - blackLED daytime running lights
LED front fog lightsLED headlights with dynamic cornering lights
LED rear lightsRain sensor
Rear window wash/wipe with intermittent delayTwin exhaust tailpipe

Interior Features

12V socket in luggage compartment3 rear headrests
3 spoke steering wheel60/40 split folding rear seat
Air conditioning - 2 zone electronic climate controlBag hook in luggage compartment
Black headliningBoot lashing points
Cooled gloveboxCourtesy light delay
Dust/pollen filterEasy entry slide seats (access to rear seats)
Front + rear carpet matsFront centre armrest with storage box and rear air vents
Front passenger seat height adjustFront seat back storage pockets
Grab handlesHeight adjustable driver's seat
Height/reach adjust steering wheelIlluminated door sills
Illuminated vanity mirrorsIsofix preparation for 2 rear child seats
Leather gear knob and handbrake gripLoad through provision with rear centre armrest and cupholders x2
Luggage compartment coverLuggage compartment lighting
Multi-function leather steering wheel with red stitchingOverhead storage box
Stainless steel pedalsStorage box in centre console with cover
Storage box in luggage compartmentStorage compartments in doors
Sun visorsVariable boot floor, height adjustable and removable

Packs

Ambient lighting pack - GolfMirror pack - Golf

Safety

3 point height adj front seatbelts + pretensioners3 rear 3 point seatbelts
ABSAutomatic Post collision braking
Child locks on rear doorsDriver/Front Passenger airbags
Driver/Passenger whiplash optimised head restraintsDrivers knee airbag
Electronic parking brake with auto holdESP with EDL + ASR
Front and rear curtain airbagsFront passenger airbag deactivation
Front side airbagsPre crash system
Red brake calipersTyre pressure monitor

Security

Alarm with interior protectionElectronic engine immobiliser
Remote central locking with 2 remote folding keys 

Technical

Anti-tramp functionLowered sports suspension
XDS plus electronic differential lock 

Trim

Chrome-plated light switch surroundHoneycomb black decorative inserts
Piano black centre console 

Wheels

Space saver spare wheel
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO2 (g/km)148Noise Level dB(A)72
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1984Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine CodeCHHA
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)44.1EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)51.4EC Urban (mpg)36.2

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power230
Coin DescriptionTSICoin SeriesGTI
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0732EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %94
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %89NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %65NCAP Safety Assist %71
Service Interval Frequency - Months24Service Interval Mileage10000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)6.4Engine Power - BHP230
Engine Power - KW169Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4700Engine Torque - LBS.FT258
Engine Torque - MKG35.7Engine Torque - NM350
Engine Torque - RPM1500Top Speed155

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front225/40 R18Tyre Size Rear225/40 R18
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel StylePARKER
Wheel Type18" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1492Length4258
Wheelbase2620Width1799
Width (including mirrors)2027 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight1850
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1270Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)380
Max. Loading Weight561Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1600Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked680
Minimum Kerbweight1289No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.9
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Volkswagen Golf GTI

The improved seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf GTI gets more power. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

The Volkswagen Golf GTI has upped its game in the face of increasing competition and offers up to 245PS, plus there are smarter looks, a classier cabin and improved media connectivity. Though little of the original GTI DNA remains, it's a very complete hot hatch indeed.

Background

Before Volkswagen dreamed up the Golf GTI, there was no such thing as a 'hot hatchback'. Now the phrase has entered everyday parlance and virtually any manufacturer that has a hatchback also has a hot one - or a warm one at the very least. It was 1976 when the original version of this car was born and since then, through seven generations and with the help of countless imitators, it has brought performance, handling and fun to the masses on an unprecedented scale. The current Golf GTI is the mark seven and by rights, it should be the best yet. But does that mean 'best of breed' or 'best in class'? This car, after all, may define the hot hatch genre but it's rarely been recognised as the most accomplished car in its sector. Hence Volkswagen's efforts to improve the current version, which now gets smarter looks and more powerful engines. Let's check it out.

Driving Experience

The big news for enthusiasts is that this GTI continues to be available in two different power outputs. Before, the standard car offered 220PS and there was a 230PS GTI Performance model. Now, Volkswagen has upped these outputs, so the normal version gets 230PS and the GTI Performance model features 245PS. Expect that to be enough to get you from rest to 62mph in only a fraction over 6s. As before, the GTI Performance variant also gets bigger brakes and an electronically controlled mechanical front axle differential lock for improved cornering. Both cars get a 'progressive steering' system which means low effort at parking speeds but a smooth, natural feel when moving from small steering angles to larger ones at speed, something that has often escaped designers of modern electrically-assisted steering systems. A six-speed gearbox is fitted as standard to both cars, with the option of a six-gear DSG twin-clutch transmission for those who don't fancy a clutch pedal. If you like the GTI look but want to optimise frugality, a GTD diesel variant using a 2.0 TDI 184PS powerplant continues to be offered.

Design and Build

The first thing you'll notice about this revised Golf GTI is probably its slightly sleeker front end. There are full-LED headlamps and the air intakes at either corner of the front bumper have been restyled too. Jewel-like LED tail lamps are now standard too, with smart animated flowing indicators too. Otherwise, things are much as before - which means that there's a choice between three or five-door hatch bodystyles, both of which sit on the Volkswagen Group's light, stiff and very sophisticated MQB chassis. There's no doubt that this is a seriously good looking car these days. Some of the detailing is quite exquisite. Red, black and white production paint finishes hark back to the Eighties heyday of the Golf GTI, while the big roof spoiler is neatly integrated to the roof line and door pillars. The flat-bottomed steering wheel is a delight, with a circular hub and a deep dish with audio, telephone and cruise control buttons mounted on two of its three spokes. The dash is finished in an interesting capping which at first looks a little like carbon fibre but is in fact a technical finish that manages to escape the essential cheesiness of fake carbon. There's also a set of drilled pedals and a big alloy foot rest.

Market and Model

The GTI is offered in three and five door guises. Prices start at around £28,000 and there's a premium of around £700 if you want the five-door bodystyle and it's around £1,500 more if you want DSG auto transmission. Pay a further £1,000 to get the extra 15PS promised by the 'GT Perfrmance Pack' version and you'd have to wonder why someone would pay nearly £32,000 for a Golf R, though that car does offer 310PS and 4WD. All GTI variants come with air-conditioning, Driver Alert system, seven airbags, including a driver's knee bag, five three-point seat belts, ABS with ESP, XDS electronic differential lock and ISOFIX preparation for two rear child seats. A key change with this revised model lies with media connectivity. Previously, GTI customers had the choice of 6.5 or 8-inch screens, depending on the options chosen. Now, these have been replaced by more sophisticated 8 and 9.2-inch screens. As you'd expect, the biggest 'Discover Pro' monitor is the more sophisticated of the bunch, this being the first Volkswagen infotainment system to offer both touch and voice-command operation, with gesture control in addition to proximity sensors. Your dealer will also want to tell you about the clever 'Media Control' app that can be used if your Golf's infotainment set-up incorporates a wi-fi hotspot. Passengers simply connect in their 'phones or tablets via the app, then the entertainment system can be operated from anywhere in the car. As you'd expect, there's full 'Apple CarPlay' and 'Android Auto' compatibility so you can link in your smartphone and use your favourite apps in-car. And we like the new 'Security & Service' package that can automatically alert the emergency services in the event of a breakdown or an accident, book servicing and even advise you if the car is driven beyond a certain area, should you lend it out.

Cost of Ownership

All versions of the GTI are equipped with Stop/Start as standard and are built around the relatively lightweight MQB chassis. The upshot of this, good aerodynamics and a host of other detail improvements is a fuel consumption figure of close to 50mpg for the 230PS model, which is much better than older GTIs used to manage. Emissions are also very well controlled, this model emitting just 148g/km. Choosing the six-speed DSG twin-clutch gearbox doesn't affect fuel consumption.

Summary

This current Volkswagen Golf GTI is a different car to the original. It has grown up, become more refined, smarter and, yes, better in virtually every regard. It doesn't need to constantly remind its customers of its roots. Time has moved on and it is what it is. And what it is is the go-to car if you want a quality hot hatch. Yes, it now campaigns in the upper echelons pricewise but the value proposition nevertheless looks good, with this improved Mk 7 model promising some really strong residual values that take the edge off the cost of ownership. Volkswagen hasn't forgotten about driving enjoyment as the Golf enters middle age. This one's still got the chops to entertain with its clever front axle diff lock signalling that this isn't just for people who merely want the most expensive Golf. There are some formidable vehicles in the hot hatch division, but the Golf GTI almost campaigns in its own sub niche. It's all about authenticity, something true hot hatch buyers don't need unsubtle history lessons to understand.

Performance
80%
Handling
80%
Comfort
70%
Space
80%
Styling
90%
Build
90%
Value
70%
Equipment
80%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
90%
Insurance
70%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

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Monthly payment£382.43
Deposit£2550
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Cash price£25,498
Credit amount£22,948
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£10,864
Total amount payable£31,389.21
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge7.14p per mile
Representative APR8.9%
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