The Volkswagen Golf has remained extremely popular and highly acclaimed since its inception. In 1992, the vehicle was declared European Car of the Year, an award it received again in 2013. That same year, the Golf also achieved the World Car of the Year accolade.
This family hatchback has been acknowledged by industry pundits such as the Kelley Blue Book and TopGear, and in 2015 all models of the Golf were awarded Motor Trend Car of the Year.
The Golf is one of the world’s best-selling cars and is undoubtedly Volkswagen’s biggest hit, with over 30 million models produced to date.
The Volkswagen Golf first rolled off the assembly line in 1974 and is now in its seventh generation. Today, there are a wide range of models and trim levels to choose from.
All but the BlueMotion grade (which comes with five doors) are available as three and five-door iterations. The Golf possesses clean lines and a solidly built design. Its attractive silhouette starts with the cabin, which is set as far back as possible, and culminates in a long-looking bonnet, giving the vehicle a decidedly upmarket appearance.
The Golf uses Volkswagen’s MQB platform, which optimises the balance between drivetrain, chassis and upper body.The vehicle retains its compact dimensions, despite a width of approximately 4.26 metres and a length of roughly 1.8 metres.
Even with its standard
features alone, the Golf has a lot to offer. The exterior possesses
body-coloured elements such as bumpers, door handles and electrically
adjustable and heated door mirrors, the latter featuring integrated indicators.
An impactful front-end sports a black radiator grille and air intake, while the
rear fascia features a black diffuser and tailgate, the latter with an
integrated roof spoiler. Illumination includes range-adjustable headlights,
daytime running lights and a high-mounted brake light.
The five-person cabin features a three-spoke steering wheel, which provides rake-and-reach adjustability, and the driver further benefits from a height-adjustable seat. Power-assisted steering, an electronic parking brake, power-operated front windows, a heated rear windscreen and air conditioning are all standard inclusions, as is eye-catching white instrument panel lighting. Stowage provision includes cup holders, door bins, centre-console storage and an overhead compartment. The Golf’s boot capacity starts at 380 litres with all the seats up, rising to 1,270 litres with the 60/40 split-folding rear seats down. In either configuration, the Golf offers greater cargo room than the Ford Focus.
A fuel-efficient 1.6-litre 108bhp diesel engine is paired with five-speed manual transmission and returns as much as 74.3mpg and CO2 emissions as low as 99g/km. For optimal performance, a 1.4-litre 123bhp petrol alternative, mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, produces 200Nm of torque, 0-60mph in approximately 9.5 seconds and a top speed of 126mph. The latter still manages to deliver up to 54.3mpg and 123g/km of CO2. An automatic start/stop system, available with all engine choices, reduces fuel consumption and CO2 emissions further by automatically switching off the engine whenever the Golf comes to a stop.
In-car entertainment is provided by an eight-speaker sound system that includes DAB radio and a CD player. A 5.8-inch colour touchscreen and Bluetooth and SD connectivity are among the range of standard features.
The Golf comes with a five-star rating from Euro NCAP, and an extensive variety of safety features are included with all grades. These include Electronic Stability Control, Anti-lock Braking System, Automatic Post-Collision Braking System, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, childproof locks, ISOFIX mountings, seatbelt pre-tensioners and reminders, whiplash-minimising head restraints and multiple airbags.
Vehicle security includes an electronic engine immobiliser and remote central locking.
So how much does a Volkswagen
Golf cost? It really depends on the model and trim level and whether the car
you are buying is brand new or used. You might choose to finance the purchase
of your car with a
– an adaptable option that offers low monthly payments. Alternatively,
Hire Purchase loanoffers the benefit of lower deposits
and reduced interest rates, as well as flexible repayment terms.
The price for a new Volkswagen Golf is dependent on the model in question. To give you an idea of cost, the current range of models are listed below, each with their own starting price.
|Match Blue Motion Edition||£20,110|
There are also a variety of performance Golfs, an e-Golf, a Cabriolet and an Estate, along with GTE and SV variants, each offering something different at a price that varies accordingly.
The price of a pre-owned Golf can start from as little as £500, rising to over £38,000. There are many factors that account for such a difference. The cost of a used Volkswagen Golf will depend on the type of model and/or trim level, vehicle age, mileage and more. A secondhand Volkswagen Golf may also include a number of optional extras installed by the previous owner, which will usually increase its current market value.
The latest-generation Volkswagen Golf is available now from Johnsons Cars. We also stock an extensive selection of manufacturer-Approved Used models, each offering the same quality for even less.
Click through our new car offers to find our latest Golf deals, and take the time to explore our used car section, where you might just find your ideal model at the perfect price.
To book a test drive, use our online contact form and we will respond as soon as possible to confirm details of your appointment. Alternatively feel free to phone or visit any of our dealerships, in Birmingham, Solihull, Sutton Coldfield or Tamworth. We are open Monday to Saturday inclusive and look forward to hearing from you.