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Our Volkswagen Golf is finished in Solid Pure White Paint with Cloth Upholstery plus 18 inch Alloy Wheels. Standard specification highlights include Electric Windows, Red Brake Calipers, Lowered Sports Suspension, Bluetooth, Adaptive Cruise Control, Driver Alert System, Driver Profile Selection, Driving Mode Selection with Eco, Normal, Sport and Individual Modes, Front and Rear Parking Sensors, Rear View Camera, Start Stop System, 8 inch Colour Touch Screen, DAB Digital Radio, USB Audio Connection, Twin Exhaust Tailpipes, LED Front Fog Lights, LED Daytime Running Lights, Climate Control, 12V Power Socket, Black Headlining, Centre Armrest, Cup Holders, Illuminated Door Sills, Stainless Steel Pedals, Ambient Lighting Pack, Convenience Pack, Light and Sight Pack, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, 60 40 Split Folding Rear Seats and Isofix Preparation.
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Electric front windows, Electric rear windows, Heated rear windscreen, Rear window wash/wipe with intermittent wipe, Windscreen wipers/ intermittent wipe + 4 position delay
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA), Automatic post collision braking system, Electronic parking brake with auto hold, Electronic stability control (ESC) including Electronic differential lock (EDL) and ASR (Traction control) with deactivation via infotainment system, Red brake calipers
Front + rear carpet mats
Anti-tramp function, Lowered sports suspension
Bluetooth telephone and audio connection for compatible devices
ACC - Adaptive cruise control with front assist, distance monitoring, city emergency brake and speed limiter, Driver alert system, Driver profile selection, Driving Mode Selection with four preset modes - Eco, normal, sport or individual modes, Front assist, radar sensor controlled distance monitor, city emergency braking + predictive pedestrian protection, Front assistant collision mitigation, Power assisted speed sensitive electro-mechanical steering, Rear view camera, Ultrasonic front and rear optical and audible parking sensors
'Lights On' warning buzzer, 8" colour touch screen, Brake pad wear indicator warning light, Car information display, Instrument cluster in white, Multifunction computer with visual gear change recommendation for fuel consumption, Speedo, rev counter, electronic odometer, trip, service interval display, exterior temperature and fuel gauge, Warning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened
Automatic dimming rear view mirror/rain sensor, Body colour door mirrors with integrated indicators, Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, Remote electrically foldable door mirrors, door mirror puddle lights and reverse activated kerb-view adjustment on passengers door mirror
Chrome plated air vent surround, Chrome plated electric mirror adjustment light switch surround, Honeycomb black decorative inserts, Piano black centre console
Battery regeneration during braking
Composition media system, DAB Digital radio receiver, MDI multi device interface, MP3/WMA compatability, Multi device interface (MDI) with USB connection, Premium USB cable in choice of either Apple or Android smartphone compatibility, SD card slot, SMS Functionality, Title and cover art display, 4 X 20W output, USB connection and socket, USB and SD card connectivity, Volkswagen media control
Exterior Body Features
Black rear diffuser, Body colour door handles, Body colour rear roof spoiler, Body colour sports bumpers, Chrome trimmed front air intake surrounds, Extended sill strips flared, Glavanised body, Honeycomb radiator grille - black, Rear window aerial, Reflectors in all doors, Twin exhaust tailpipe
3D-LED tinted rear light clusters with indicator sweep function, High level 3rd brake light incorporating LED Technology, LED front fog lights, Range adjustable headlights via infotainment system with LED daytime running lights, Rear fog lamp, Rear number plate lights incorporating LED technology
Climate control - 2 zone electronic air conditioning with automatic air recirculation and allergy filter, Dust/pollen filter
12V socket in luggage compartment, 4 load lashing points in luggage compartment, Bag hook in luggage compartment x 2, Black roof lining, Cooled glovebox, Front centre armrest with storage compartment and two rear air vents, Grab handles front x 2, rear x 2 with integrated coat hooks, Height and reach adjustable steering wheel, Illuminated door sills, Leather gear knob and handbrake grip, Load through provision with rear centre armrest and cupholders x2, Multi-function leather steering wheel with red stitching, Multifunction leather steering wheel with leather trimmed gear knob, Overhead storage box, Stainless steel pedals, Storage box in luggage compartment, Storage compartment in roof console with cover, Storage compartments in front doors, Storage compartments in rear doors, Stowable luggage compartment cover, Sun visors, Three spoke multi-function leather trimmed steering wheel and gearknob, Variable boot floor, height adjustable and removable
Instrument lighting white adjustable panel illumination, Interior light delay, LED front and rear reading lights, Luggage compartment light
Ambient lighting pack - Golf, Convenience Pack - Golf, Light and Sight pack - Golf, Mirror pack - Golf
3 rear three point seatbelts, Airbags - Driver's and front passenger's, curtain airbag, Driver's knee, front side impact and passenger's airbag deactivation switch, Child locks on rear doors, Driver/Passenger optimised head restraints, Pre crash preventive occupant protection, Three point height adjustable front seatbelts with tensioners, Tyre pressure loss indicator
3 rear headrests, 60/40 split folding rear seat backrest, Front seat back storage pockets, Isofix preparation for 2 rear child seats
Alarm with interior protection and deactivation via infotainment system, Electronic engine immobiliser, Remote central locking with 2 remote folding keys
XDS plus electronic differential lock
Illuminated vanity mirrors
Wheels - Spare
Space saver spare wheel
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|Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07:||32E|
|Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years:||12|
|Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years:||3|
|NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %:||94|
|NCAP Child Occupant Protection %:||89|
|NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09:||5|
|NCAP Pedestrian Protection %:||65|
|NCAP Safety Assist %:||71|
|Service Interval Frequency - Months:||24|
|Service Interval Mileage:||10000|
|Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage:||60000|
|Standard manufacturers warranty - Years:||3|
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|Timing Belt Interval Mileage:||N|
|Vehicle Homologation Class:||M1|
|Noise Level dB(A):||72|
|Standard Euro Emissions:||EURO 6|
|Engine Layout:||FRONT TRANSVERSE|
|Fuel Delivery:||TURBO DIRECT INJECTION|
|Number of Valves:||16|
|EC Combined (mpg):||44.1|
|EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies:||True|
|EC Extra Urban (mpg):||51.4|
|EC Urban (mpg):||36.2|
|0 to 62 mph (secs):||6.4|
|Engine Power - BHP:||230|
|Engine Power - KW:||169|
|Engine Power - PS:||True|
|Engine Power - RPM:||4700|
|Engine Torque - LBS.FT:||258|
|Engine Torque - MKG:||35.7|
|Engine Torque - NM:||350|
|Engine Torque - RPM:||1500|
|Tyre Size Front:||225/40 R18|
|Tyre Size Rear:||225/40 R18|
|Tyre Size Spare:||SPACE SAVER|
|Wheel Type:||18" ALLOY|
|Height (including roof rails):||N|
|Width (including mirrors):||2027|
|Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres):||50|
|Gross Vehicle Weight:||1850|
|Luggage Capacity (Seats Down):||1270|
|Luggage Capacity (Seats Up):||380|
|Max. Loading Weight:||561|
|Max. Roof Load:||75|
|Max. Towing Weight - Braked:||1600|
|Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked:||680|
|No. of Seats:||5|
|Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb:||10.9|
The improved seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf GTI gets more power. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.
The Volkswagen Golf GTI has upped its game in the face of increasing competition and offers up to 245PS, plus there are smarter looks, a classier cabin and improved media connectivity. Though little of the original GTI DNA remains, it's a very complete hot hatch indeed.
Before Volkswagen dreamed up the Golf GTI, there was no such thing as a 'hot hatchback'. Now the phrase has entered everyday parlance and virtually any manufacturer that has a hatchback also has a hot one - or a warm one at the very least. It was 1976 when the original version of this car was born and since then, through seven generations and with the help of countless imitators, it has brought performance, handling and fun to the masses on an unprecedented scale. The current Golf GTI is the mark seven and by rights, it should be the best yet. But does that mean 'best of breed' or 'best in class'? This car, after all, may define the hot hatch genre but it's rarely been recognised as the most accomplished car in its sector. Hence Volkswagen's efforts to improve the current version, which now gets smarter looks and more powerful engines. Let's check it out.
The big news for enthusiasts is that this GTI continues to be available in two different power outputs. Before, the standard car offered 220PS and there was a 230PS GTI Performance model. Now, Volkswagen has upped these outputs, so the normal version gets 230PS and the GTI Performance model features 245PS. Expect that to be enough to get you from rest to 62mph in only a fraction over 6s. As before, the GTI Performance variant also gets bigger brakes and an electronically controlled mechanical front axle differential lock for improved cornering. Both cars get a 'progressive steering' system which means low effort at parking speeds but a smooth, natural feel when moving from small steering angles to larger ones at speed, something that has often escaped designers of modern electrically-assisted steering systems. A six-speed gearbox is fitted as standard to both cars, with the option of a six-gear DSG twin-clutch transmission for those who don't fancy a clutch pedal. If you like the GTI look but want to optimise frugality, a GTD diesel variant using a 2.0 TDI 184PS powerplant continues to be offered.
The first thing you'll notice about this revised Golf GTI is probably its slightly sleeker front end. There are 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 too, with smart animated flowing indicators too. Otherwise, things are much as before - which means that there's a choice between three or five-door hatch bodystyles, both of which sit on the Volkswagen Group's light, stiff and very sophisticated MQB chassis. There's no doubt that this is a seriously good looking car these days. Some of the detailing is quite exquisite. Red, black and white production paint finishes hark back to the Eighties heyday of the Golf GTI, while the big roof spoiler is neatly integrated to the roof line and door pillars. The flat-bottomed steering wheel is a delight, with a circular hub and a deep dish with audio, telephone and cruise control buttons mounted on two of its three spokes. The dash is finished in an interesting capping which at first looks a little like carbon fibre but is in fact a technical finish that manages to escape the essential cheesiness of fake carbon. There's also a set of drilled pedals and a big alloy foot rest.
The GTI is offered in three and five door guises. Prices start at around £28,000 and there's a premium of around £700 if you want the five-door bodystyle and it's around £1,500 more if you want DSG auto transmission. Pay a further £1,000 to get the extra 15PS promised by the 'GT Perfrmance Pack' version and you'd have to wonder why someone would pay nearly £32,000 for a Golf R, though that car does offer 310PS and 4WD. All GTI variants come with air-conditioning, Driver Alert system, seven airbags, including a driver's knee bag, five three-point seat belts, ABS with ESP, XDS electronic differential lock and ISOFIX preparation for two rear child seats. A key change with this revised model lies with media connectivity. Previously, GTI customers had the choice of 6.5 or 8-inch screens, depending on the options chosen. Now, these have been replaced by more sophisticated 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.
All versions of the GTI are equipped with Stop/Start as standard and are built around the relatively lightweight MQB chassis. The upshot of this, good aerodynamics and a host of other detail improvements is a fuel consumption figure of close to 50mpg for the 230PS model, which is much better than older GTIs used to manage. Emissions are also very well controlled, this model emitting just 148g/km. Choosing the six-speed DSG twin-clutch gearbox doesn't affect fuel consumption.
This current Volkswagen Golf GTI is a different car to the original. It has grown up, become more refined, smarter and, yes, better in virtually every regard. It doesn't need to constantly remind its customers of its roots. Time has moved on and it is what it is. And what it is is the go-to car if you want a quality hot hatch. Yes, it now campaigns in the upper echelons pricewise but the value proposition nevertheless looks good, with this improved Mk 7 model promising some really strong residual values that take the edge off the cost of ownership. Volkswagen hasn't forgotten about driving enjoyment as the Golf enters middle age. This one's still got the chops to entertain with its clever front axle diff lock signalling that this isn't just for people who merely want the most expensive Golf. There are some formidable vehicles in the hot hatch division, but the Golf GTI almost campaigns in its own sub niche. It's all about authenticity, something true hot hatch buyers don't need unsubtle history lessons to understand.
Want a Volkswagen Golf GTI? Then you probably want one with in uprated 245PS Performance form. Which is just as well because that's the only variant now on offer. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.
The Volkswagen Golf GTI wears one of the most iconic badges around and this Mk7 model is a class act. Now available only in this 245PS 'Performance' guise, the GTI is spacious, quick, well built and surprisingly efficient. Three doors or five, manual gearbox or semi-auto, this one's still the best all-rounder in the hot hatch division.
Just as the hot hatch class as a whole has been through lean years and good times, that's also been the case with the Golf GTI. And although it's grown into an automotive icon, there were long periods when the Golf GTI wasn't the best car in its class. That changed with the introduction of the Mk5 back in 2004; a car that saw the Golf charge back to the head of the class. The evolutionary Golf Mk6 continued that trend in 2008 but towards the end of its life, the GTI Mk6 was beginning to come under challenge from a whole host of hugely talented rivals. Volkswagen's answer was this seventh generation Golf GTI, launched in 2013 and updated in 2017. Here's a model that's been redesigned from the ground up and which offers more choice, better value, more efficiency and, in this Performance Pack guise, equipped with more than double the power of the original Golf GTI. That 1976 car was designed to be an affordable and practical performance hatch that you could use every day. Is that the case with this latest version? Let's find out.
Before we get too involved with how this thing gets around corners, it's probably worth getting a few of the numbers out of the way. This Golf GTI Performance model puts out 245PS, which will send this 1330kg car to 62mph in 6.2 seconds on the way to a 155mph top end. From that base point you have basically two major decisions to make; whether to opt for three doors or five. And whether to stick with the manual gearbox or plump for the DSG twin-clutch transmission. As part of the Performance Pack, you get bigger brake discs and an electronically controlled clutch pack in the differential, which directs the nose into corners more keenly, but doesn't tug on the steering wheel as a traditional mechanical system will. The biggest issue for us in choosing the spec of this car would concern transmission. There's no doubt that the slick six-speed manual gearbox offers a much closer bond with the car and rewards driver skill, but on the schlep home from work when I'm stuck in traffic and I'm just looking forward to a cup of tea and putting my feet up, the DSG seems worth every penny. You might well ask what is the point of buying a GTI if not for driver involvement, but remember, this isn't a car in the vein of a Renaultsport Megane. Yes, you could conceivably take it on a track day and you'd probably have a lot of fun, but it's a more mature and versatile proposition. You feel it in that classy suspension, in the slick electrically assisted steering system and in a hundred and one other feel-good measures that Volkswagen seems to excel at.
If you had to pick one word to describe the GTI's exterior design, it would probably be 'subtle' but then this is a model that's never been about lairy spoilers and drainpipe exhausts. Instead you get a car that sits 15mm lower to the road than its humbler siblings, the 18-inch alloy wheels filling the arches purposefully. As is usually the case, the three-door car looks a bit better than the five-door body, the longer doors having the visual effect of lengthening and lowering the profile. Drop inside and you'll be greeted by some fairly loud 'Jacara' tartan cloth upholstery. Should that prove a bit too much for you, Volkswagen can happily deliver your Golf with black leather seats instead, for a fee of course. Regular Golf drivers will feel instantly at home here and then go about playing a game of spot the GTI bits. They include a sports steering wheel with red stitching and a GTI face plate, a black roof lining and some rather 'Hamburg night club' red ambience lighting. There's also a bespoke gear lever and instrument cluster, GTI trim strips and stainless steel pedal caps. It's just enough to make the GTI feel special inside without going too over the top.
Prices start at around £30,000 for a three-door manual Golf GTI Performance. Add about £650 more for the five-door model. Tempted by the DSG twin-clutch transmission? I can see why you might be although you'll need to budget around £1,500 for that particular upgrade, which means that before you've started thinking about bigger alloy wheels or the Dynamic Chassis Control, you're already be spending over £32,000 for a five-door GTI. As you might expect, it's fairly easy to specify one to well over £33,000 where the Golf runs into the immovable object that is the BMW M140 - then there's the £33,000 310PS AWD Golf R to consider. Whichever GTI spec you choose, you'll get a colour touch screen front and centre on the dash, a DAB digital radio, a CD player, an MDI interface for connecting iPod or MP3 player, Bluetooth telephone preparation and audio streaming and eight speakers.
The Performance Pack option has virtually no impact on efficiency and when it comes to a performance versus efficiency equation, the Golf GTI is genuinely tough to beat. Choose the manual gearbox and you'll manage around 47mpg while emitting just 148g/km. That's very good going for a 2.0-litre petrol engine that makes 230-245PS. To put in perspective quite how impressive the Golf's efficiency is, consider that the Renaultsport Clio 200, a less powerful car that campaigns in the class below, can only manage 44.8 miles from a gallon of petrol and will emit 144 grammes of CO2 for every kilometre travelled. It's all down to the fact that this Mk7 GTI is relatively light and efficient, thanks to its hi-tech MQB chassis. You also get fuel saving features such as stop/start and smarter aerodynamics. There's no efficiency penalty if you opt for the DSG gearbox.
Whenever we test sporting cars, we usually look for superlatives. Pitching compromise is a whole lot harder. The Golf GTI might be an automotive icon but in all the dynamic measures that matter to hot hatch drivers such as 0-60 times, top speed, circuit lap times, lateral grip, braking performance and so on, it never really worries the class best. Despite that, this is a car that earns an unqualified recommendation, especially in Performance Pack form. Why? Because it's a car that instead of concentrating on making big numbers, it just works as a road car. It's hugely accomplished, feels even more expensive than its asking price, and makes most of its rivals look a bit juvenile. There is, of course, a flipside to all of this. Despite being quick enough for most, it's not the most exciting car in the world to drive. Some have driven the car and felt that it might even be a little too accomplished. I disagree. The Golf GTI never imposes its personality on you and long after the novelty of some more puppyish rivals have worn off, the GTI will always feel a class act.
Mr Simon Dabell - 11/12/2018, owner of a Volkswagen Golf 1.6 TDI BlueMotion Tech SE 2dr
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Mr Graham Earwood - 13/08/2018, owner of a Volkswagen Golf Gti S-A
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Mr Raymond Hurricks - 13/07/2018, owner of a Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 125 Match Edition 5dr
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