The Volkswagen Golf is a car that doesn’t need any introduction here. One of the most iconic and easily identified vehicles on the road. It’s like Henry the hoover, the iPhone, the Dairy Milk chocolate bar; immensely popular yet highly desirable. I firmly believe that the current ‘Mark 7’ Golf is a car that almost every single person in the UK could happily live with. It ticks boxes, lots of them, and there are enough variations to keep everyone happy. In 2016 the Mark 7 was facelifted to keep it on top of the slightly cheaper, albeit less desirable, Ford Focus and Vauxhall Astra.
From the 1st of February to the 17th of February, Volkswagen is offering an extra £500 off a number of models in the Volkswagen Golf range on top of current standing offers. This applies to models bought through Volkswagen finance at just 3.6% APR. So, to stir up some interest, we’re giving a quick run-down of what’s on offer in the Golf range.
The ‘Match’ is the standard version of the Golf. Available in 3-door and 5-door models loaded with a huge range of highly efficient and solid performing engines to suit everyday drivers. The Match can be bought from as little as £195 per month through Volkswagen finance or for £21,950 ‘on the road.’ With the Match edition, you get lots of leather trimmings as well as alloy wheels, tinted windows, Sat-Nav and a high level of connectivity. The most economical petrol model is the 1.0 litre which will return up to a massive 64.5 mpg on a motorway run and 52.3 mpg on the combined cycle. The most economical diesel model is the 1.6 TDi with the DSG gearbox which should be able to get around 75mpg on the motorway and 65mpg around town. That should save you some cash!
The R-Line model of the Golf shares a few engines with the Match edition, only the aesthetic has changed drastically and so too has the equipment levels and interior specs. Immediately you’ll notice the striking big alloys as well as the sporty new bumpers around the side of the vehicle. Inside, the seats are now bolstered with a gorgeous ‘Sane Remo’ microfibre material. Of course, you still get all the tech involved with the Match edition, such as the touch screen, sat nav, connectivity and so on, but you’ll be driving a considerably more attractive model. The R-Line is exclusively available with the higher performing 1.5 litre Evo petrol engine with either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DSG auto. This engine is still good for a combined 53.3 mpg but it’s also pretty pokey around town, as it does 0-60 mph in about 8.3 seconds, which isn’t slow.
The most renowned, sophisticated and well-drilled hot-hatch on the market. We won’t big up the GTi to you, because you should already know that it’s an extremely capable and controlled car, we’ll just tell you what you can expect with the latest ‘Performance’ version. Starting from £31,620, the GTi Performance offers plenty of what it suggests, performance. 0-60 mph takes just 6.2 seconds and on to a top speed of 155 mph. Of course, with the GTi, you also get an exceptionally high level of equipment, such as 18” wheels, bucket seats, upgraded upholstery, leather components, tinted windows and also upgraded infotainment. All of this while also being a supremely practical car to pootle around in. What more could you want?
Lastly is the e-Golf. The electrified version of Volkswagens lauded hatchback. The e-Golf is proving to be a revolutionary car as it pitches itself as the most reasonable option for buyers who are changing from petrol or diesel powered vehicles to electric or hybrids. The e-Golf doesn’t dress itself up with ostentatious and overly-futuristic styling, it just looks like a regular Gol except for one or two minor differences. The e-Golf starts from a reasonable £33,240 which might seem expensive at first but you’ll make huge savings throughout ownership, which should be stress-free as the new e-Golf can achieve a staggering 186 miles of range from a single charge.
As mentioned, Volkswagen is offering an extra £500 off the price of selected Golf models when bought through their PCP deals. This offer starts on the 1st of February and lasts up until the 17th, so we suggest you act quickly and take one for a test drive.