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Brand New 68 Plate Volkswagen Golf SV1.5 TSI EVO 150 GT 5dr DSG

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

'Lights On' warning buzzerACC - Adaptive cruise control with front assist, distance monitoring, city emergency brake and speed limiter
Bluetooth Telephone preparationBrake pad wear indicator warning light
Car-Net App-ConnectDriver alert system
Driver profile selectionExterior temperature gauge
PAS - speed relatedRev counter
Trip and service interval displayWarning 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

Auto dimming rear view mirrorAutomatic coming/leaving home lighting function
Black front air intake and radiator grillesBody colour bumpers
Body colour door handlesBody colour door mirrors with integral indicators
Chrome louvres in grilleChrome side window surrounds
Chrome trimmed front air intake surroundsDaytime running lights
Dusk sensor + auto driving lightsElectric front windows
Electric rear windowsElectrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Front fog lights with static cornering functionHeat insulated tinted glass 65% light absorbing from B pillar back
Heated rear windscreenLED rear lights
Rain sensorRange adjustable headlights
Rear diffuserRear roof spoiler
Rear window wash/wipe with intermittent delaySilver roof rails
Twin exhaust tailpipeWindscreen wipers/ intermittent wipe + 4 position delay

Interior Features

12v socket in front centre armrest storage compartment12V socket in luggage compartment
3 rear headrests3 spoke multi-function leather steering wheel and gearknob
60/40 split folding rear seatAmbient lighting
Boot lashing pointsCentre console storage box
Chrome-plated electric mirror adjustment switch surroundChrome-plated electric window button surround
Cooled gloveboxCourtesy light delay
Driver and front passenger under seat drawerDriver/front passenger seat height adjustment
Dust/pollen filterFront + rear carpet mats
Front centre armrest with storage box and rear air ventsFront footwell illumination
Front reading lightsFront seat back storage pockets
Front sport seatsGearshift paddles
Grab handlesHeight/reach adjust steering wheel
Isofix preparation for 2 rear child seatsLuggage compartment cover
Luggage compartment lightingOverhead storage box
Pearl grey headliningRear armrest with 2 cupholders and load through provision
Rear reading lightsStorage box in luggage compartment
Storage compartments in doorsSunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Variable boot floor, height adjustable and removableWhite adjustable panel illumination

Packs

Mirror pack - Golf 

Safety

3 point height adj front seatbelts + pretensioners3 rear 3 point seatbelts
ABSActive pedestrian safety system
Automatic post collision brakingChild locks on rear doors
Door open warning reflectorsDriver/Front Passenger airbags
Driver/Passenger whiplash optimised head restraintsDrivers knee airbag
Electronic parking brake with auto holdElectronic tyre pressure monitoring
ESP with EDL + ASRFront and rear curtain airbags
Front passenger airbag deactivationFront side airbags
Pre crash systemVentilated front disc brakes

Security

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

Technical

Lowered sports suspensionXDS electronic differential lock

Trim

Chrome-plated light switch surroundPiano black centre console
Tumbler decorative inserts 

Wheels

Steel 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 - ICE

CO2 (g/km)124Noise Level dB(A)68
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1498Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine CodeDADA
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears7 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionSEMI-AUTO 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)52.3EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)60.1EC Urban (mpg)42.2

General

Badge Engine CC1.5Badge Power150
Coin DescriptionTSI EVO 150Coin SeriesGT
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0719EManufacturers 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)8.8Engine Power - BHP150
Engine Power - KW110Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5000Engine Torque - LBS.FT184
Engine Torque - MKG25.5Engine Torque - NM250
Engine Torque - RPM1500Top Speed132

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front225/45 R17Tyre Size Rear225/45 R17
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel StyleDIJON
Wheel Type17" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1613Length4351
Wheelbase2670Width1807
Width (including mirrors)2050 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight1920
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1520Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)590
Max. Loading Weight500Max. Roof Load80
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1500Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked710
Minimum Kerbweight1420No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.1
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 SV

The Volkswagen Golf SV offers existing Golf buyers that little bit more space and practicality. Jonathan Crouch reports on the improved model.

Ten Second Review

Sometimes more is just better and if you've ever got out of a Volkswagen Golf feeling you could do with a bit more space, the answer is right here in the chiselled form of the Golf SV. It's not the most committed of five-seat SUVs but there is more space in the back. Plus there's more technology on offer in this improved model.

Background

Volkswagen doesn't often take aim, loose off a shot and see it sail past the target, but that's not far off what it did with the old Golf Plus small MPV, sold in the UK between 2005 and 2013. The basic premise was sound. Take the super-successful Golf hatch and just add a bit more space. The execution, however, was some way off the mark. Volkswagen quickly realised that making the wheelbase longer was cost prohibitive, so the company was stuck with exactly the same amount of seats with the same amount of rear legroom. The only thing the company could really do was go up, the Plus measuring 95mm taller, but the Golf hatch already catered very well to taller drivers. In the end, the promise of more headroom and a sliding rear bench wasn't enough to compensate drivers for an uglier car with a higher centre of gravity and a bigger frontal area. Volkswagen sold just over 42,000 in an eight year spell, which is about seven months worth of Golf hatch sales in a decent year. Not to be defeated, Volkswagen returned to the compact 5-seat MPV market in late 2013 with the Golf SV and as soon as we tried the car, we realised that lessons had been learned from the 'Plus' debacle. The SV (marketed as the 'Sportsvan' in Europe) proved to be longer and a good deal prettier than its predecessor. Now in the facelifted guise we're going to check out here, it gets three new TSI petrol engines, an expanded range of assistance systems, a new generation of infotainment packages and a smarter look.

Driving Experience

The talents of the Golf Mk 7 chassis need no reiterating and the lengthening process hasn't done too much to dull the driving experience. You still get the same polished feel to the suspension and that crisp, no-nonsense steering. Model for model there's around a 120kg weight penalty over the hatch, so the SV is never quite as brisk off the line but there's not a whole lot in it. Think a Golf minus 1 or 2 per cent at the limit and you're still a long way better than most of its rivals. Engine-wise, if you want petrol power, you'll get a choice of a pair of turbocharged TSI units, a 1.0-litre powerplant with 115PS or a 1.5-litre unit with 150PS. Go diesel instead and there's a 115PS 1.6TDI or a 150PS 2.0-litre TDI flagship variant. Across the range, there's the option of DSG twin-clutch sequential transmission. The 2.0-litre diesel will punt the big-boned Golf SV to 62mph in 9.2 seconds and on to a top speed of 110mph, making it a more than adequate long distance cruiser.

Design and Build

Where the old Golf Plus was a bit of a half-hearted effort, the SV is a bit more of an attempt at incorporating MPV design functionality. The longer wheelbase is key. Volkswagen grafted another 54mm into the wheelbase to create the SV from the ordinary Golf hatch, which might not sound much, but makes a real difference to what you can do with the rear seats. The total length has increased by 83mm, adding extra luggage capacity at the back. The styling is crisp and handsome, even more so in this facelifted model, which gets redesigned bumpers, smarter halogen headlights with LED daytime running lights, the option of full-LED headlights and standard LED tail lights on all versions. Drop inside and it's largely familiar stuff from the front seats. The classy dash, peerless ergonomics and huge range of seat and wheel adjustability draw no complaints, but the SV gets a custom dash moulding. Facelift model cabin changes include new decorative trim, smarter fabrics and the option of classier leather for the seats. As for practicalities, well there's adequate storage up front with under-seat drawers and fairly sizeable door bins, but other MPVs ultimately offer more and better. The back seats miss a trick too, neither tumbling or being removable. The three-seat bench splits 60/40 and can fold and recline but the middle seat is hard and narrow. By contrast, you can fold the middle seat down in a Ford C-MAX or tumble the seats forward. Headroom and legroom are both excellent, and when the rear seat is slid forward to its furthest extent, boot space increases from a generous 500 litres to a cavernous 590 litres. Fold the rear seats down and you'll get up to 1,520-litres in there.

Market and Model

SV pricing starts from just over £20,000. Volkswagen charges just over £2,000 more for this MPV variant than you'll pay for an equivalent version of the standard Golf hatch, model for model, and offers the SV in four main trim levels. Even the S isn't badly appointed, with Bluetooth, a DAB digital radio, SD card reader and CD player with 5.8-inch colour touchscreen, iPod connector, a front centre armrest, dual rear ISOFIX fittings, seven airbags including one for the driver's knees, the XDS electronic differential, an automatic post-collision braking system and air conditioning.

Cost of Ownership

The fuel economy of all the diesel engines is excellent, with even the thirstiest capable of eking over 60mpg from a gallon of heavy oil. The 1.6 TDI delivers 67.3mpg on the combined cycle and manages 110g/km of CO2, which is good going for a family-sized MPV. Even the 2.0 TDI 150PS variant manages 65.7mpg on the combined cycle and 113g/km of CO2. If you want petrol power, look at the 1.0 TSI variant, which returns 60.1mpg on the combined cycle and 108g/km of CO2. Residual values tend to mirror those of the Golf hatch, a performance which is amongst the best in its sector. As for servicing, well there's a fixed-price package that covers the car for three years and 30,000 miles. This includes an oil change at 12 months or 10,000 miles (whichever is soonest), an interval service that includes an oil change at 24 months or 20,000 miles and a full inspection service with oil and brake fluid changes at 36 months or 30,000 miles. In each case, parts and labour will be guaranteed for two years and you'll be able to transfer the plan to a second owner should you sell your Golf SV during the period of cover.

Summary

Here's a slightly different way to go if you're in the market for ths kind of car. A proper Golf that is also the kind of proper People Carrier its Golf Plus predecessor never was. True, other five-seater MPVs can offer you slightly more space and seat-fumbling flexibility but the incremental benefits they deliver aren't really very significant. Mind you, the small price premium you have to pay for Golf SV ownership may be. But then, you'd expect that from a better quality product. Overall, this is a car that adds a dash of desirability to the business of owning what is, at the end of the day, nothing more than a practical family tool. It's about time that Volkswagen showed us what it's really capable of in this segment. The result is a car you could be proud of.

Performance
60%
Handling
80%
Comfort
80%
Space
80%
Styling
80%
Build
80%
Value
60%
Equipment
80%
Economy
90%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
80%

* 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.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£269
Deposit£3400
Term (months)49
Fixed interest rate2.85%
Cash price£25,498
Credit amount£20,595
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£9414.61
Total amount payable£27,236.61
Volkswagen deposit£1500
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge7.2p per mile
Representative APR2.9%
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