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Brand New 71 Volkswagen Golf 1.5 TSI Style 5dr

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Active Info Display Digital Cockpit Pro - 10.25" high resolution TFT dash display screen with customisable menus and informationAdaptive cruise control (ACC) with speed limiter and front assist (reacting to vehicles pedestrians and cyclists)
Car2X communicationDriver alert system
Dynamic road sign displayeCall - Emergency call service for SOS calls to emergency response
Lane assistLane change assistant
Mobile phone interface with wireless inductive charging functionSpeedo, rev counter, electronic odometer, trip, service interval display, exterior temperature and fuel gauge
Start/Stop functionTravel assist including side assist with electrically foldable door mirrors
Warning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastenedWireless app connect

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

XDS electronic differential lock for improved traction and handling 

Entertainment

Premium USB cable in choice of either Apple or Android smartphone compatibility 

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirrorAutomatic headlamp activation with Coming home and Leaving home feature
Black roof railsBody colour bumpers
Body colour door handlesBody colour door mirrors with integrated indicators
Body colour rear roof spoilerChrome trimmed front air intake surrounds
Chrome window surroundFront and rear electric windows
Front fog lights with static cornering function and poor weather lightingHeat insulating glass windscreen
Heated rear windscreenHigh level 3rd brake light
Highway lightIlluminated front grille
LED License plate illuminationRain sensor
Rear fog light on one side and reversing lights on both sidesRear lights incorporating LED technology
Rear windscreen washer and wiper with interval delayRemote electrically heated, adjustable and foldable door mirrors, including door mirror puddle lights and reverse activated kerb-view adjustment on pa
Welcome light 

Interior Features

12V socket in front centre console12V socket in luggage compartment
3 rear head restraints3 zone climate with controls in the rear
Ambient lighting - Customisable 30 colour ambient lightingAmbient lighting, exterior illuminated styling elements at the sides
Art Velour cloth upholstery + front sports comfort seats with Microfibre sides of bolstersCentre console
Drivers and front passengers sun visors with vanity mirrorsDust/pollen filter
Front + rear carpet matsFront and rear foot well interior light
Front centre armrest with storage compartmentFront cupholders x 2
Front reading lights x 2 incorporating LED technologyFront seat lumbar support adjuster
GloveboxHeight adjustable front seats
Height and reach adjustable steering wheelIsofix child seat preparation for 2 rear child seats and front passenger seat
Luggage compartment lightingRemovable luggage compartment cover
Split folding backrest with centre armrest and unsplit rear seat benchStorm grey roof lining
Woven fabric storage compartments in front and rear doors 

Passive Safety

3 point height adj front seatbelts + pretensioners3 rear three point seatbelts
ABSDriver and front passenger airbag with front passenger airbag deactivation
Drivers and front passengers safety optimised head restraintsElectronic parking brake with auto hold
ESC (Electronic Stability Control)Extended pedestrian protection measures
Front and rear passengers curtain airbag system including front side airbagsFront disc brakes
Rear disc brakesTwo tone horn
Tyre pressure monitoring system 

Security

Alarm with interior protection and deactivation via infotainment systemElectronic engine immobiliser

Trim

Luxury brown wood decorative insertsSoul dashboard
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)117Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb127WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max133
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min127 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1498Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTIONGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max5.9WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min5.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max5.8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min5.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max5.1WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min4.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max7.7WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min7.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max5.9WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min5.6
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max47.9WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min50.4
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max48.7WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min50.4
WLTP - MPG - High - Max55.4WLTP - MPG - High - Min58.9
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max36.7WLTP - MPG - Low - Min36.7
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max47.9WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min50.4

General

Badge Engine CC1.5Badge Power130
Coin DescriptionTSICoin SeriesStyle
Generation Mark8Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0718E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage10000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)9.4Engine Power - BHP130
Engine Power - KW96Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Torque - LBS.FT148Engine Torque - MKG20.4
Engine Torque - NM200Engine Torque - RPM1400
Top Speed133 

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelRDE 2

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front225/45 R17
Tyre Size Rear225/45 R17Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleBELMONTWheel Type17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height (including roof rails)1498Length4633
Wheelbase2669Width1789

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)45Gross Vehicle Weight1910
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)611Max. Loading Weight624
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1400Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked680
Minimum Kerbweight1286No. 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 Estate

Volkswagen's eighth generation Golf Estate is a very polished kind of compact station wagon. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

Volkswagen's current emphasis on SUVs hasn't stopped the brand from also bringing us this eight generation version of the Golf estate. It's smarter, much more sophisticated and offers plenty of electrified engine tech. Plus it can offer a far large load area than any comparably priced compact crossover. If you're not particularly enamoured with SUVs and want a family model of this size, you might really like it.

Background

Given that estates are designed to haul a hefty amount of gear around, the concept of a compact estate at first seems one destined to crash and burn. And so it has proved. No matter which hugely successful product line you choose - Volkswagen Golf, Ford Focus, Vauxhall Astra or Renault Megane - its estate variant has added but a nominal amount to the overall sales figures. Accept that this is the way it is - and is destined to stay - and it's easier to get to grips with this latest Golf Estate. Sold alongside the Golf five door hatch, the Golf Estate offers another alternative for those wanting a family Volkswagen of this size but not quite prepared to step up to a Tiguan compact SUV or a Touran MPV. And the car itself? Well, after eight model generations, it would perhaps be a little surprising if Volkswagen didn't have the hang of building Golfs by now.

Driving Experience

Get under the skin of this latest generation Volkswagen Golf Estate and you'll find a modular MQB chassis that's only lightly evolved from the underpinnings used by the previous generation model. But there's significant change beneath the bonnet. For petrol people, things kick off with a 1.0-litre TSI unit with 110PS, which when ordered in DSG guise can be had with the brand's latest eTSI 48V mild hybrid tech. Most Golf Estate customers though, are going to want a larger engine than that, probably the 1.5-litre TSI petrol unit, offered in either 130 or 150PS states of tune. Choose auto transmission with this engine and you'll get the eTSI mild hybrid tech included. There are also a couple of 2.0 TDI diesel options, either a 115PS unit with a manual gearbox or a 150PS variant with the option of DSG auto transmission. The diesel unit features in 200PS form in the SUV-style 'Alltrack' model, which continues, as before using the brand's permanent 4WD system and offering increased ground clearance and an all- terrain look including specific bumpers. Across the Golf Estate range, as usual, there's the option of Volkswagen's 'DCC' 'Dynamic Chassis Control' adaptive damping system which works with a 'Driver Profile' driving modes system offering 'Eco', 'Comfort', 'Sport' and 'Individual' settings. And of course there's extra camera-driven tech, including an optional 'Travel Assist' system which combines Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane assist to allow 'hands-free' driving at speeds of 130mph. Which sounds vaguely alarming but which Volkswagen assures us is a significant safety aid.

Design and Build

This time round, Volkswagen has tried to make the exterior design of this station wagon variant a little more clear-cut and dynamic. The front end is obviously the same as that of the hatch but further back, the Estate features a roof section that becomes flatter towards the rear as well as a coupe-type, angled rear window. The headlights and tail light clusters now feature LED technology. This eighth generation design is 4,633mm long and now boasts a wheelbase of 2,686mm (a 66mm increase over its predecessor). Volkswagen has used virtually all of that extra wheelbase length to benefit cabin space - especially in the rear where there's now 48mm more room to stretch out. The 611-litre boot's fractionally bigger too (6-litres larger) which maintains this model's class-leading status in that regard. With the car loaded up to the roof liner, the volume increases to 1,642-litres (an increase of 22-litres). Up front, there's a radical difference over the previous model with a contemporary cabin dominated by a couple of screens. There's a 10-inch centre-dash infotainment monitor with the usual features - including 'Apple CarPlay'/'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring which can now be operated wirelessly. Complementing this is a 10.25-inch 'Digital Cockpit' TFT instrument display screen - the largest in the segment. Elsewhere, virtually all the traditional switches and buttons have made way for touch-sensitive ones - though buttons on the steering wheel and door panel do remain, as does the dash one for the hazard flashers.

Market and Model

Most Golf Estates will be sold in the £25,000 to £30,000 bracket and the range is mainly based around 'Life' and 'Style' levels of trim, plus sporty 'R-Line'-spec and the standalone 'Alltrack' variant at the top of the range. This model shares virtually all its engineering with two close rivals - estate versions of the SEAT Leon and the Skoda Octavia. Obvious competitors from other brands include estate versions of the Ford Focus, the Vauxhall Astra, the Peugeot 308, the Renault Megane, the Hyundai i30, the Kia Ceed, the Toyota Corolla and the Fiat Tipo. Standard equipment across the range includes a 10-inch centre-dash infotainment screen with an operating interface that responds to the command 'Hey Volkswagen', followed by whatever you want to ask. Also standard are the full-LED headlights and the 10.25-inch 'Digital Cockpit' instrument binnacle screen. Entry-level cars run on 16in wheels, but higher levels gain 17-inch rims, plus extra ambient lighting options, chrome exhausts and leather trim options. Across the range, enhanced standard features include a Lane Assist lane departure warning system, a Front Assist with City Emergency Braking System and Pedestrian Monitoring, plus a new oncoming vehicle braking when turning function. Volkswagen also says that this MK8 Golf Estate will be upgradeable, so if required, features like adaptive cruise control, light assist and a wi-fi hotspot can be added and enabled after you bought the car.

Cost of Ownership

Across the range, WLTP fuel consumption is claimed to have improved by around 10%. The base 1.0 TSI petrol unit manages WLTP returns of up to 51.4mpg on the combined cycle and up to 125g/km of CO2. The mild hybrid 48-volt electrical system that features on the volume 1.5-litre petrol Golf Estate models should allow for a decent improvement in running cost efficiency. It recovers energy that would otherwise be wasted when slowing down, redeploying up to 16hp and 25Nm of electric boost under acceleration. The top 150PS version of the 1.5 TSI petrol unit manages up to 49.6mpg on the WLTP cycle and up to 129g/km. If you'd rather have one of the TDI diesel units, you'll find that both are cleaner than before, with changes claimed to cut CO2 emissions by 17%. The 2.0 TDI EVO 115PS unit manages up to 61.4mpg on the WLTP cycle and 120g/km of CO2. The car's coasting function (available with DSG auto transmission) further aids efficiency, as does a redesigned AdBlue delivery system that cuts nitrogen oxide emissions across the TDI range by 80%. And warranties? Well the standard package is three years and 60,000 miles. We can't see why Volkswagen couldn't extend that mileage limit to 100,000 miles, since that what you get on its mechanically very similar Caddy model. Doing that though, wouldn't give Volkswagen dealers so much of an opportunity to sell extended warranty packages. There's one for four years and 75,000 miles or, if you plan to see a bit more of the world in your Golf Estate, there's a five year / 90,000 mile package.

Summary

The Golf Estate has never been one of the brighter stars in the Volkswagen firmament. It was always too small, too overshadowed by the hatch or too dowdy to really appeal. While this latest MK8 version isn't about to outshine the hatchback version, it at least addresses these other two issues reasonably well. It's usefully bigger than before and the styling is now agreeably sleek. The rest of the news is good too. Less weight and more space is always a good combination and a number of efficiency measures mean that estate buyers who would have automatically looked to diesel engines should also now consider powerplants like the ingenious 1.0-litre and 1.5-litre eTSI mild hybrid units. Small estates will never be big sellers but, as Volkswagen has demonstrated, if a job's worth doing, it's worth doing well.

Performance
70%
Handling
80%
Comfort
80%
Space
80%
Styling
80%
Build
80%
Value
60%
Equipment
70%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
70%

* Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards.  Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£330
Deposit£330
Term (months)49
Fixed interest rate4.78%
Cash price£25,995
Credit amount£23,415
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£10,881.93
Total amount payable£29,311.93
Volkswagen deposit£2250
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge7.2p per mile
Representative APR4.8%
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