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Brand New Volkswagen Golf 1.5 TSI EVO Match Edition 5dr

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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 and audio connection for compatible devicesBrake pad wear indicator warning light
Driver alert systemDriving Mode Selection with four preset modes - Eco, normal, sport or individual modes
Instrument cluster in whiteMultifunction computer with visual gear change recommendation for fuel consumption
Power assisted speed sensitive electro-mechanical steeringPush tank flap
Speed limit displaySpeedo, rev counter, electronic odometer, trip, service interval display, exterior temperature and fuel gauge
Stop/start systemThink blue trainer driver tips and journey analysis
Warning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastenedWe Connect Go Dongle

Entertainment

Composition media systemDAB Digital radio receiver
Driver Personalisation profile selectionMP3/WMA compatability
Multi device interface (MDI) with USB connectionPersonalisation 1.1 profile for media
Premium USB cable in choice of either Apple or Android smartphone compatibilitySMS Functionality
Title and cover art display, 4 X 20W output, USB connection and socketUSB and SD card connectivity

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirrorBlack front air intake and radiator grille with chrome insert
Black rear diffuserBody colour bumpers
Body colour door handlesBody colour door mirrors with integrated indicators
Dusk sensor + automatic driving lightsElectric front windows
Electric rear windowsElectrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Fully galvanised bodyHeated rear windscreen
Hidden exhaust pipeHigh level 3rd brake light incorporating LED Technology
LED front fog lights with static cornering light functionRange adjustable headlights via infotainment system with LED daytime running lights
Rear fog lampRear number plate lights incorporating LED technology
Rear tinted glass 65% light absorbing from B pillar backwardsRear window aerial
Rear window wash/wipe with intermittent wipeReflectors in all doors
Remote electrically foldable door mirrors, door mirror puddle lights and reverse activated kerb-view adjustment on passengers door mirrorTailgate with integrated rear roof spoiler
Windscreen wipers/ intermittent wipe + 4 position delay 

Interior Features

12V socket in luggage compartment3 rear headrests
4 load lashing points in luggage compartment60/40 split folding rear seat backrest
Auto fold down lever in rear seat backrestBag hook in luggage compartment x 2
Cooled gloveboxCupholder cover
Dust/pollen filterFront and rear reading lights X 2
Front centre armrest with storage compartment and two rear air ventsFront seat back storage pockets
Grab handles front x 2, rear x 2 with integrated coat hooksHeight and reach adjustable steering wheel
Illuminated vanity mirrorsInstrument lighting white adjustable panel illumination
Interior light delayIsofix preparation for 2 rear child seats
Load through provision with rear centre armrest and cupholders x2Luggage compartment lighting
Overhead storage boxPassenger underseat drawer
Pearl grey headliningStorage box in centre console with cover
Storage box in luggage compartmentStorage compartment in roof console with cover
Storage compartments in centre consoleStorage compartments in front doors
Storage compartments in rear doorsStowable luggage compartment cover
Sun visorsVariable boot floor, height adjustable and removable

Packs

Convenience Pack - GolfLight and Sight pack - Golf
Mirror pack - Golf 

Safety

3 rear three point seatbeltsAirbags - Driver's and front passenger's, curtain airbag, Driver's knee, front side impact and passenger's airbag deactivation switch
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA)Automatic post collision braking system
Child locks on rear doorsDriver/Passenger optimised head restraints
Electronic parking brake with auto holdElectronic stability control (ESC) including Electronic differential lock (EDL) and ASR (Traction control) with deactivation via infotainment system
Front ventilated disc brakes and rear disc brakesPre crash preventive occupant protection
Three point height adjustable front seatbelts with tensionersTyre pressure loss indicator

Security

Alarm with interior protection and deactivation via infotainment systemElectronic engine immobiliser

Technical

Battery regeneration during brakingStandard suspension
XDS electronic differential lock 

Trim

Brushed dark silver decorative inserts in dash and door panelsChrome plated air vent surround
Chrome-plated light switch surroundPolar night black decorative inserts in centre console

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)115Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1495Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine CodeDACA
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrueWLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max5.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min5.6WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max47.9
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min50.4 

General

Badge Engine CC1.5Badge Power130
Coin DescriptionTSI EVOCoin SeriesMatch Edition
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0716EManufacturers 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)9.2Engine Power - BHP130
Engine Power - KW96Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5000Engine Torque - LBS.FT148
Engine Torque - MKG20.4Engine Torque - NM200
Engine Torque - RPM1400Top Speed130

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleSecond Act 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front205/55 R16Tyre Size Rear205/55 R16
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel StyleWOODSTOCK
Wheel Type16" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1492Length4258
Wheelbase2620Width1790
Width (including mirrors)2027 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight1800
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1270Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)380
Max. Loading Weight490Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1400Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked650
Minimum Kerbweight1310No. 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

This current seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf bows out with added value trim levels. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

Volkswagen's Golf is the family hatchback against which all others are judged - and in seventh generation form has proved to be the best selling version of this car ever made. A new design will be with us shortly but for those happy with this current one, Volkswagen is adding a range of enhanced 'Edition' trim levels at value-orientated pricing. If you're shopping in this segment, you might be asking yourself why you should buy a Golf. But perhaps the more pertinent question is whether there's really any reason why you shouldn't.

Background

Volkswagen's modern era 'Peoples' Car', the Golf family hatchback, has been bought by an awful lot of people. Launched back in 1974 to replace the iconic Beetle, it was the model that saved the company through 29 million sales and six generations that brought us to the MK7 model that launched here in 2013. This seventh generation version has sold very well for the Wolfsburg brand, but in recent times, the launch of tough new rivals has caused some in the market to wonder whether the premium required to own a Golf in the family hatchback sector is really worth paying. Volkswagen has responded by adding in extra value to the Golf proposition, not least with the run-out 'Edition'-spec models featured here. As before, this Golf also aspires to appeal to buyers who might be considering premium-badged compact hatches from brands like BMW, Audi or Mercedes. Which gives you an idea of just how good Wolfsburg thinks this car still is. Are they right? Let's find out.

Driving Experience

Nothing about the driving experience has changed with this improved seventh generation Golf - but then you could argue, as Volkswagen does, that nothing really needed to. There's a polish to this car that's evident not only in the way it's built, the way it looks and the quality of its interior fittings but also in the way it drives. Get used to your Golf and you'll find that progress can be effortless, thanks to a combination of stability, poise and control that makes journey times shrink rapidly. That'll be evident whichever powerplant you choose. At the foot of the range, there's the well-regarded 1.0-litre TSI petrol unit, a three cylinder powerplant developing 115PS. Next up is the 1.5 EVO TSI petrol engine, offered in either 130PS or 150PS guises. Many Golf buyers though, still want a diesel - possibly the 115PS 1.6-litre TDI diesel, but more probably the 2.0-litre TDI, available with 150PS. On the 1.5-litre EVO TSI petrol and the 2.0-litre TDI diesel, buyers are offered the option of a 7-speed DSG auto gearbox for just under £1,500 more. As before, only variants developing more than 120PS get multi-link rear suspension: below that level, your Golf will come with a less sophisticated torsion bean set-up. At the top of the range, the performance versions all use a 2.0-litre petrol turbo, available with 245PS in the 'GTI Performance' version, 290PS in the 'TCR' and 300PS in the 4WD Golf R. As before, there's a full-electric battery-powered e-Golf model if you want it.

Design and Build

In the family hatchback segment, there's still nothing quite as classy-looking as a Golf. Many variants get full-LED headlamps and jewel-like LED tail lamps are standard across the range. On top versions, there are smart animated flowing indicators too. As usual, there's a choice between five-door hatch and estate bodystyles, both of which sit on the Volkswagen Group's light, stiff and very sophisticated MQB chassis. And behind the thinner multi-function steering wheel? Well, as ever, nobody does it better than this. It isn't that it feels especially plush, though the quality of materials used is excellent. It's just that everything is of just the right quality and feels absolutely fit for purpose. In recent times, the cabin was given a lift by the addition of smarter decorative trim panels on the doors, the dash panel and the centre console, as well as classier seat covers. Out back in the hatch version, there's a 380-litre cargo bay that's much bigger than that provided by rival Focus and Astra models. It can be extended to 1,270-litres if you push forward the rear seats.

Market and Model

The UK line-up is now based around three trim levels - Match Edition, GT Edition and R-Line Edition, which Volkswagen says add around £1,500-worth of customer value, yet cost only slightly more than the trim variants they replace. Prices start from around £22,000 for the five-door hatch, with a premium of around £1,200 necessary to get the alternative estate variant. The three new trim levels replace the existing Match, GT and R-Line specs, and cost £400 more than the trims they replace. They build upon their predecessors' already generous standard equipment, adding two-zone climate control, LED headlights and Winter Pack (including heated front seats) - optional extras worth £1,910 when equipped individually. These options enhance the comfort and visible qualities of the three Golf specs, with the added luxury of the two-zone climate control over manual air conditioning, while the heated front seats included in the winter pack provide further comfort. The winter pack also adds headlight washers, heated windscreen washer jets and a low washer-fluid warning light which, combined with LED headlights, optimise visibility at all times - especially during winter months when road grime can obscure a driver's view.

Cost of Ownership

When this seventh generation Golf was originally launched, its efficiency figures took a big step forward, thanks to the lighter MQB chassis. Those returns still look pretty good today: the 1.6-litre TDI 115PS engine is capable of returning CO2 emissions of 109g/km (NEDC) and 56.5mpg on the WLTP combined cycle. Go for the 2.0 TDI 150PS variant and the figures are up to 114g/km and up to 55.4mpg in manual form. What about petrol power? Well the base 1.0 TSI petrol unit puts out only 110g/km of CO2 and up to 50.4mpg, while the 130PS 1.5 TSI EVO variant puts out just 115g/km of CO2 thanks to its use of Volkswagen's frugal Cylinder-on-Demand technology - and also 50.4mpg. In its 150PS form, Volkswagen reckons that this unit will return 45.6mpg on the combined cycle and 116g/km of CO2, figures not too far off what you'd get from some diesels. The all-electric e-Golf variant offers a range of up to 186 miles from a full charge that can be pretty much completed in just 35 minutes through a combination of the car's special CCS combined charging system and a DC supply.

Summary

In the words of a previous Volkswagen Group Chairman, the only mistake a Golf can really make is to stop being a Golf, a failing you could never level at this improved seventh generation model. All the reasons you might want to buy one are satisfied here. It looks like a Golf and functions with all the quality you'd expect from the Western hemisphere's most recognised and most desired family hatch. This is what happens when all the resources of Europe's leading auto maker are focused on creating the definitive expression of conventional family motoring. True, it could be more exciting in its more affordable forms and you still wouldn't call it inexpensive in comparison with mainstream models in this segment. But then, this isn't a mainstream contender any more, as good in every meaningful respect as the premium compact hatch models from the fancy brands that are much pricier. It is, in short, a Golf made good. Which, if you're shopping in this sector, makes it very desirable indeed.

Performance
70%
Handling
80%
Comfort
80%
Space
80%
Styling
80%
Build
90%
Value
60%
Equipment
70%
Economy
80%
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£279
Deposit£279
Term (months)49
Fixed interest rate4.89%
Cash price£21,395
Credit amount£19,116
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£8447.10
Total amount payable£24,128.10
Volkswagen deposit£2000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge7.2p per mile
Representative APR4.9%
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