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Brand New 66 Plate Volkswagen Golf 1.6 TDI 110 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 preparationBrake pad wear indicator warning light
Driver alert systemDriver profile selection
Exterior temperature gaugeFront and rear parking sensors
Instrument cluster in whitePAS - speed related
Rev counterTrip and service interval display
Warning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened 

Entertainment

6.5" touchscreen8 speakers
Auxiliary input socketComposition media system with Radio/CD/MP3
DAB Digital radioiPod adaptor
MDI with USB/iPod connection cablesSD card slot

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirrorBlack front air intake and radiator grilles
Black rear diffuserBlack roof rails
Body colour bumpersBody colour door handles
Body colour door mirrors with integral indicatorsBody colour rear roof spoiler
Chrome louvres in grilleComing/leaving home lighting function
Cornering front fog lightsDusk sensor + auto driving lights
Electric front windowsElectric rear windows
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrorsHeated rear windscreen
LED rear lightsRain sensor
Range adjustable headlightsRear window wash/wipe with intermittent delay
Windscreen wipers/ intermittent wipe + 4 position delay 

Interior Features

12V socket in luggage compartment3 rear headrests
3 spoke steering wheel4 boot load lashing points
60/40 split folding rear seatBag hook in luggage compartment
Courtesy light delayDriver + front passenger lumbar support
Driver + passenger vanity mirrorsDust/pollen filter
Front centre armrest with storage box and rear air ventsFront reading lights
Front seat back storage pocketsGrab handles
Height/reach adjust steering wheelIsofix preparation for 2 rear child seats
Load through provision with rear centre armrest and cupholders x2Lockable, illuminated, cooled glovebox
Luggage compartment cover, removableLuggage compartment lighting
Multifunction leather steering wheel with leather gear knob/handbrake gripStorage box in centre console with cover
Storage compartment in roof consoleStorage compartments in doors
Sun visorsVariable boot floor, height adjustable and removable
White adjustable panel illumination 

Packs

Mirror pack - GolfWinter pack - Golf (when ordered with Bi-Xenon headlights)

Safety

3 point height adj front seatbelts + pretensioners3 rear 3 point seatbelts
ABSChild locks on rear doors
Door open warning reflectorsDriver/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 airbagsFuel cut off safety device
HBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist)Pre crash system
Tyre pressure monitorWarning triangle and first aid kit holder

Security

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

Technical

Diesel particulate filter 

Trim

Brushed stainless steel decorative inserts in dashChrome air vent surrounds

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)102Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CC1598Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryCOMMON RAILGears5 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)72.4EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)80.7EC Urban (mpg)61.4

General

Badge Engine CC1.6Badge Power110
Coin DescriptionTDI 110Coin SeriesMatch Edition
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0712EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3Service Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage10000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)11Engine Power - BHP110
Engine Power - KW81Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Torque - LBS.FT184Engine Torque - MKG26
Engine Torque - NM250Engine Torque - RPM1500
Top Speed122 

Tyres

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

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1481Length4562
Wheelbase2635Width1799
Width (including mirrors)2027 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight1930
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1620Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)605
Max. Loading Weight535Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1800Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked690
Minimum Kerbweight1395No. 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 much improved version of the seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf might just be all the car you'll ever need. 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. Now it's got a smarter look, an all-new 1.5-litre TSI engine option, more sophisticated media connectivity and a range of important detail changes. 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 now 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 like new versions of Vauxhall's Astra and Renault's Megane 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. This improved version is Volkswagen's response. Plusher, safer, smarter, more efficient and higher-tech, its goals actually lie beyond simply being better than a Focus or an Astra. This rejuvenated 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 is. Are they right? Let's find out.

Driving Experience

Most of the engineware in this Golf is carried over from before, but there is an all-new petrol powerplant - Volkswagen is calling it the '1.5 TSI Evo', a four cylinder petrol turbo that uses 'Active Cylinder Management' to cut off two cylinders under light to medium throttle loads. This engine develops 150PS in its standard form, but there is also a 'BlueMotion' version developing 130PS. The other change beneath the bonnet has been applied to the Golf GTI, which had fallen behind some of its rivals in the power stakes. Now, this model develops 230PS in its standard form, or 245PS if you go for the 'GTI Performance' derivative. The other mechanical change made to the line-up is the replacement of the old 6-speed DSG auto gearbox with a more efficient 7-speed unit. Otherwise, things are much as before. At the foot of the range, there's the well-regarded 1.0-litre TSI petrol unit, a three cylinder powerplant developing 115PS. Most Golf buyers though, tend to want a diesel - possibly the 115PS 1.6-litre TDI diesel, but more probably the 2.0-litre TDI, available with either 150 or 184PS. 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. As before, there's a 2.0-litre turbocharged 4WD Golf R super hatch model at the top of the range. Or, for the same kind of money, a Golf GTE plug-in hybrid model. Want the lowest possible running costs? Then you need the all-electric e-Golf. Either way, it seems Volkswagen has almost everyone's preferences covered.

Design and Build

The first thing you'll notice about this revised Golf is probably its slightly sleeker front end. Many variants now get 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 across the range and on top versions, there are smart animated flowing indicators too. Otherwise, things are much as before - which means that there's a choice between three or 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 - and far better, incidentally, in this Wolfsburg-constructed Golf than Volkswagen's similarly priced but Mexican-built compact Jetta saloon. It's just that everything is of just the right quality and feels absolutely fit for purpose. In this revised model, the cabin has been 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, there's a 380-litre cargo bay in the hatch version 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

As before, Golf prices sit in the £18,000 to £35,000 bracket. There's a £655 premium to go from the three-door bodystyle to the five-door bodyshape that 90% of British buyers choose and from there, you get the option of finding a further £700 more for the estate bodystyle if you want it. A key change with this revised model lies with media connectivity. Previously, Golf customers had the choice of 5, 6.5 or 8-inch screens, depending on the trim level and options chosen. Now, these have been replaced by more sophisticated 6.5, 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

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 engine in the 110PS 'BlueMotion' model is capable of returning 88.3mpg on the combined cycle and hybrid-like CO2 emissions of 85g/km. Go for the 2.0 TDI 150PS variant and the figures are 67.3mpg and 109g/km. What about petrol power? Well the big news here is the replacement of a sophisticated '1.5 TSI Evo' powerplant using Volkswagen's frugal Cylinder-on-Demand technology. In its standard 150PS form, Volkswagen reckons that this unit will return 48mpg on the combined cycle and 110g/km of CO2. In its 'BlueMotion' 130PS guise, this engine can manage 51.1mpg and 104g/km, figures not too far off what you'd get from some diesels. We're big fans of the plug-in hybrid GTE variant, which combinesa 150PS 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine and a 102PS electric motor. This variant claims a combined fuel economy figure of 166mpg and emissions of 39g/km and can travel up to 31 miles on all electric power. But of course that's nothing compared with the all-electric e-Golf variant, which offers a range of up to 118 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 certainly wouldn't call it inexpensive in comparison with mainstream models in this segment. But then, this isn't a mainstream model 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
60%
Handling
80%
Comfort
70%
Space
70%
Styling
70%
Build
80%
Value
70%
Equipment
80%
Economy
90%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
80%

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Monthly payment£209
Deposit£4096.51
Term (months)49
Cash price£19,295
Credit amount£15,198.49
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£8010
Total amount payable£22,148.51
Contract mileage24000
Excess mileage charge8.4p per mile
APRFixed 6.1% APR representative

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