Volkswagen has announced the prices for the next-generation Golf hatchback.
Being the UK’s second most popular new car, the Golf is a crucial car for VW, with the latest taking a reserved approach to exterior styling to appeal to loyal customers.
However, the interior sees a more drastic change – with Volkswagen fitting an entirely digitalised interior that’s headed up by a large touchscreen and digital cockpit. It’s also the first Golf available with mild-hybrid technology, with a plug-in hybrid version also on the way.
From launch buyers can choose between a 1.5-litre petrol engine available with 128bhp or 148bhp, or a 2.0-litre diesel unit with outputs of 113bhp or 148bhp. It’s only the higher output diesel that’s available with a DSG automatic gearbox initially, with the rest coming with a six-speed manual transmission.
When order books open tomorrow (6 February), it will be available in just two trim levels – Life and Style – with VW adopting the German nomenclatures, rather than UK-specific grades like before (S, SE, SE L, for example).
Prices for the new Golf start from £23,875 for the Life, with standard equipment including the aforementioned twin screens, a three-year subscription to We Connect Plus, which brings a whole host of connected technologies, as well as automatic LED headlights and 10-colour ambient interior lighting.
Upgrading to the Style, which costs from £25,470, adds larger 17-inch alloy wheels, more advanced LED headlights and wooden interior inserts.
Further Golf variants will join the line-up in 2020 – including an Estate version, the GTE plug-in hybrid and more performance-oriented models, such as the GTD, GTI and R.