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Brand New 68 Plate Volkswagen Golf1.6 TDI SE 5dr

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

'Lights On' warning buzzer8" colour touch screen
ACC - Adaptive cruise control with front assist, distance monitoring, city emergency brake and speed limiterBluetooth telephone and audio connection for compatible devices
Brake pad wear indicator warning lightCar-Net App-Connect
Drive mode selectorDriver alert system
Driver profile selectionFront assist, radar sensor controlled distance monitor, city emergency braking + predictive pedestrian protection
Front assistant collision mitigationInstrument cluster in white
Misfuelling protection deviceMultifunction computer with visual gear change recommendation for fuel consumption
Power assisted speed sensitive electro-mechanical steeringSpeedo, rev counter, electronic odometer, trip, service interval display, exterior temperature and fuel gauge
Stop/start systemUltrasonic front and rear optical and audible parking sensors
Warning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened 

Entertainment

8 speakersCD player
Composition media systemDAB Digital radio receiver
MP3/WMA compatabilitySMS Functionality
USB and SD card connectivity 

Exterior Features

Automatic coming/leaving home lighting functionAutomatic dimming rear view mirror/rain sensor
Black front air intake and radiator grille with chrome insertBlack rear diffuser
Body colour bumpersBody colour door handles
Body colour door mirrors with integrated indicatorsElectric front windows
Electric rear windowsElectrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Glavanished bodyHeated rear windscreen
High level 3rd brake light incorporating LED TechnologyRange adjustable headlights via infotainment system with LED daytime running lights
Rear number plate lights incorporating LED technologyRear 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
4 load lashing points in luggage compartment60/40 split folding rear seat backrest
Bag hook in luggage compartment x 2Cooled glovebox
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 light
Multifunction leather steering wheel with leather trimmed gear knobOverhead storage box
Pearl grey headliningStorage box in luggage compartment
Storage compartment in roof console with coverStorage compartments in front doors
Storage compartments in rear doorsStowable luggage compartment cover
Sun visorsThree spoke multi-function leather trimmed steering wheel and gearknob
Variable boot floor, height adjustable and removable 

Packs

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
Pre crash preventive occupant protectionThree point height adjustable front seatbelts with tensioners
Tyre pressure loss indicator 

Security

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

Technical

Battery regenerationDiesel particulate filter
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 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)108Noise Level dB(A)72
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1598Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine CodeDDYA
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryCOMMON RAIL
Gears5 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

General

AdBlueTrueBadge Engine CC1.6
Badge Power115Coin DescriptionTDI
Coin SeriesSEInsurance 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 StyleLINAS
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 Weight574Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1500Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked650
Minimum Kerbweight1226No. 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

The best selling British version of the seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf is the 1.6 TDI diesel. Jonathan Crouch drives it.

Ten Second Review

The Volkswagen Golf offers a formula that's tried, tested and popular with British buyers. This latest car features a smarter look and upgraded infotainment and, in this form, a slightly more powerful 1.6-litre TDI desel engine. Otherwise, things are much as before. So there's class, quality and a certain understated style.

Background

After six model generations, 38 years and 29 million cars, it would perhaps be a little surprising if Volkswagen didn't have the hang of building Golfs by now. You certainly wouldn't expect anything radical or off-beat with the Golf Mk 7 and, without wishing to destroy a cliffhanger of a plot line, so it proves. This is a well-honed formula that works. Why mess with it? So how have we come to this point, this incrementally bigger, sleeker and more sophisticated take on an established favourite? Its predecessor, the Golf Mk 6, had been one of the more successful Golf models. Introduced in 2008, it built on the foundations of the Mk 5, offering better safety, better efficiency but a lower build cost. The Mk 7 might look like another refinement of that vehicle, but despite the evolutionary styling, it's completely fresh from the ground up but still unambiguously a Golf. And it's in the 110PS 1.6-litre TDI diesel form we look at here, that most British-bound Golfs will be ordered.

Driving Experience

Get under the skin of this latest Volkswagen Golf and you'll find the same stiff, sophisticated MQB chassis this 7th genration model was launched with. As before, interior refinement is impressive, with very little road noise filtering back into the cabin. Tyre noise and engine sounds have also been muted to the sort of level you'd have expected from a Phateon limousine not so long ago. The 1.6-litre TDI diesel variant we look at here now puts out 115PS, 5PS up on before. Otherwise, the engine's not much different - the main development work on it went into creating an eco-conscious BlueMotion version. Still, in either form, it's a unit that's acceptably rapid for its modest station in life, with 62mph from rest in the ordinary model around 11s on the way to around 110mph, with 250Nm of torque to zip you through the five-speed gearbox. The ride suffers a little with the adoption of a less sophisticated torsion beam rear suspension for lower order Golf models like this one, but you only really feel it over very poor surfaces or when pushing on hard. On the move, there's a standard XDS electronic differential lock for sharper corner turn-in and, on all but the entry trim level, a so-called 'driver profile selection' system. Here, four available programmes - 'Eco', 'Sport', 'Normal' and 'Individual' - alter the throttle mapping and engine management to suit your chosen driving style. Add the optional ACC Adaptive Chassis Control system, which enables you to tweak the suspension to suit the road and your mood, and there's a fifth 'Comfort' mode.

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

Pricing starts from around £20,000 for the five-door version of this 1.6 TDI that most will want. 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. An 8-inch 'Composition Media' screen now comes 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

One of Volkswagen's key priorities with this seventh-generation Golf was to reclaim its position as one of the most efficient family hatches, a position it had been struggling to maintain in the latter years of Mk 6 production. So how has it gone about achieving these efficiency gains? The big one is a weight loss plan. Then there are aerodynamic advantages, lower internal friction in the engines and optimised gearing on not only the five and six-speed manuals but also the six and seven-speed DSG twin clutch units. All new Golf models - both diesel and petrol - come with a Stop/Start system as standard, along with battery regeneration. All well and good. What about the figures? The 1.6 TDI returns a combined cycle reading of 74.3mpg and emits just 99g/km in the process, so if you're collecting petrol station loyalty points, that toaster you're saving up for won't be yours until somewhere in the region of 2019. And you'll do even better if you specify this 1.6-litre TDI engine in BlueMotion' form, in which guise this car is capable of returning 88.3mpg on the combined cycle and hybrid-like CO2 emissions of 85g/km.

Summary

The Volkswagen Golf is remains a desirable family hatch. The lower specification torsion-beam suspension that's fitted to less powerful models like this 1.6 TDI diesel isn't ideal, but it's a feature that many buyers shopping through the lower order trim levels won't care very much about. In most other areas, the Golf forges inexorably onwards. Less weight and more space is always a good combination and a number of efficiency measures have brought impressive steps forward in the reduction of running costs. You'll especially get the benefit of that if you specify this car in 1.6 TDI BlueMotion form. The revised styling is evolutionary but includes a number of interesting details, cabin quality is well up to par and residual values look promising. In short it's a Golf. A more polished, smarter Golf, but still a Golf. Reassuringly so.

Performance
60%
Handling
80%
Comfort
70%
Space
70%
Styling
70%
Build
90%
Value
70%
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£249
Deposit£2200
Term (months)49
Fixed interest rate5.5%
Cash price£19,995
Credit amount£16,295
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£6893.60
Total amount payable£22,555.60
Volkswagen deposit£1500
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge8.4p per mile
Representative APR5.45%
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