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Brand New Volkswagen Golf1.6 TDI Match 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
Car net app connect combined functionality of Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink, USB connection, audio and voice controlDriver alert system
Driver profile selectionDriving Mode Selection with four preset modes - Eco, normal, sport or individual modes
Instrument cluster in whiteMisfuelling protection device
Multifunction computer with visual gear change recommendation for fuel consumptionPower assisted speed sensitive electro-mechanical steering
Push tank flapSpeed limit display
Speedo, rev counter, electronic odometer, trip, service interval display, exterior temperature and fuel gaugeStop/start system
Ultrasonic front and rear optical and audible parking sensorsWarning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened

Entertainment

8 speakersComposition media system
DAB Digital radio receiverDriver Personalisation profile selection
MDI multi device interfaceMP3/WMA compatability
Premium USB cable in choice of either Apple or Android smartphone compatibilitySD card slot
SMS FunctionalityTitle and cover art display, 4 X 20W output, USB connection and socket
USB and SD card connectivity 

Exterior Features

Aspherical driver's exterior mirrorAutomatic coming/leaving home lighting function
Automatic dimming rear view mirror/rain sensorBlack 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 passenger’s door mirrorTailgate with integrated rear roof spoiler
Windscreen wipers/ intermittent wipe + 4 position delay 

Interior Features

12V socket in luggage compartment3 rear headrests
3 spoke steering wheel4 load lashing points in luggage compartment
60/40 split folding rear seat backrestAuto fold down lever in rear seat backrest
Bag hook in luggage compartment x 2Cooled glovebox
Courtesy light delayCupholder cover
Dust/pollen filterFront and rear reading lights incorporating LED technology
Front centre armrest with storage compartment and two rear air ventsFront passenger seat height adjust
Front seat back storage pocketsGrab handles front x 2, rear x 2 with integrated coat hooks
Height adjustable driver's seatHeight 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 light
Overhead storage boxPassenger underseat drawer
Pearl grey headliningStorage box in luggage compartment
Storage compartment in roof console with coverStorage compartments in centre console
Storage compartments in front doorsStorage compartments in rear doors
Stowable luggage compartment coverSun visors
Variable boot floor, height adjustable and removable 

Packs

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

Safety

3 point height adj front seatbelts + pretensioners3 rear three point seatbelts
Airbags - Driver's and front passenger's, curtain airbag, Driver's knee, front side impact and passenger's airbag deactivation switchAnti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA)
Automatic post collision braking systemChild locks on rear doors
Driver/Passenger optimised head restraintsElectronic parking brake with auto hold
ESP with EDL + ASRFront ventilated disc brakes and rear disc brakes
Pre crash preventive occupant protectionPredictive pedestrian protection
Tyre pressure loss indicatorVolkswagen roadside assistance

Security

Alarm with interior protection and deactivation via infotainment systemElectronic engine immobiliser
Remote central locking with 2 remote folding keys 

Technical

Battery regeneration during brakingDiesel particulate filter
Misfuel prevention device for diesel engineXDS electronic differential lock

Trim

Brushed dark silver decorative inserts in dash and door panelsChrome plated air vent surround
Chrome-plated light switch surroundDecor strip on dashboard and door side trim
Polar night black 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)108Noise Level dB(A)69
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1598Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine CodeDGTE
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryCOMMON RAIL
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)68.9EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)74.3EC Urban (mpg)60.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max5.3WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min4.9
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max53.3WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min57.6

General

AdBlueTrueBadge Engine CC1.6
Badge Power115Coin DescriptionTDI
Coin SeriesMatchInsurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0713E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %94NCAP Child Occupant Protection %89
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095NCAP Pedestrian Protection %65
NCAP Safety Assist %71Service Interval Frequency - Months24
Service Interval Mileage10000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months60
Timing Belt Interval Mileage75000Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)10.2Engine Power - BHP115
Engine Power - KW85Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM3250Engine Torque - LBS.FT184
Engine Torque - MKG25.5Engine Torque - NM250
Engine Torque - RPM1500Top Speed123

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

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
Wheelbase2620Width1799
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 Weight499Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1500Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked650
Minimum Kerbweight1301No. 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 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

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 TSI EVO petrol engine, offered in either 130PS or 150PS guises. The GTI Performance hot hatch offers 245PS and the top Golf R 4WD super hatch delivers 310PS. 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 either 150 or 184PS. With most engines, a 7-speed DSG auto gearbox is optional. 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

In the family hatchback segment, there's still nothing quite as classy-looking as a Golf. Many variants now 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 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 recent times, 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 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 retains a familiar feel, beginning in the hatchback range with S and rising through Match, GT, R-Line, GTE, GTE Advance, e-Golf, GTD and GTD BlueLine to GTI Performance and, ultimately, R. As before, Golf prices sit in the £20,500 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. As for specification, well even entry-level 'Match'-spec models get alloy wheels, front fog lights, tinted rear windows and the brand's 'Discover' navigation on an 8-inch 'Composition' centre-dash colour touchscreen as standard. Plus there's the option of a really sophisticated 'Discover Pro' monitor, 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 115PS engine is capable of returning CO2 emissions of 108g/km and well over 70mpg in regular use. Go for the 2.0 TDI 150PS variant and the figures are 109g/km and over 67mpg. What about petrol power? Well the base 1.0 TSI petrol unit puts out only 109g/km of CO2, while the 130PS 1.5 TSI EVO variant puts out just 113g/km of CO2 thanks to its use of Volkswagen's frugal Cylinder-on-Demand technology. In its 150PS form, Volkswagen reckons that this unit will return close to 50mpg on the combined cycle and 119g/km of CO2, figures not too far off what you'd get from some diesels. We're big fans of the plug-in hybrid GTE variant, which combines a 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 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 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
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.

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