VW announces prices of next generation Golf

The new Golf will cost less than its predecessor when it goes on sale.

VOLKSWAGEN has announced the prices for its new Golf range.
It will cost from £16,330 on the road, which is slightly less than the outgoing model.
VW has sold over 29-million Golfs, and the latest model will be lighter, safer and more efficient.
The seventh generation Golf will be offered in three trim grades in Britain –  S, SE and GT (the GTI and BlueMotion models will join the line-up in 2013).  Four petrol engines and two diesel engines will be available.
The petrol engine range starts with a four-cylinder 1.2-litre TSI unit producing 85 PS, rising via a 1.2-litre TSI 105 PS and a 1.4-litre TSI 122 PS motor to the all-new 1.4-litre TSI 140 PS engine with Active Cylinder Technology.  This helps to create an extremely efficient engine capable of 60.1 mpg (combined cycle) and 110 g/km (when fitted with a seven-speed DSG gearbox), thanks to the ability to deactivate the central two cylinders under light loads.
The two diesel engines at launch are a 1.6-litre TDI 105 PS and a new 2.0-litre TDI 150 PS unit.  Both feature the latest common rail diesel technology for maximum efficiency.  All new Golf models – both diesel and petrol – come with a Stop/Start system as standard, along with battery regeneration.
There will be a mix gearboxes, five and six-speed manuals, and six and seven-speed DSG units, depending on the engines’ power and torque outputs.
All Golf models come with seven airbags, including a driver’s knee airbag, five three-point seatbelts, ABS with ESP, XDS electronic differential lock and Isofix preparation for two rear child seats.
The entry-level Composition Media system will include a 5.8-inch colour touchscreen, DAB digital radio, a CD player, MDI interface (for connecting iPod or MP3 player), Bluetooth telephone preparation and audio streaming and eight speakers.
Also standard is ‘Climatic’ semi-automatic air conditioning, among a host of other features.
Moving up from S to SE trim brings an outstanding range of features, including standard ADC Automatic Distance Control with Front Assist and City Emergency Braking, which can even bring the vehicle to a complete halt if necessary, a Driver Alert System, PreCrash preventative occupant protection, Driver Profile Selection (with four modes and five on DSG-equipped cars), rain-sensitive wipers, an automatically dimming rear-view mirror and dusk sensor (automatic driving lights).  Interior trim includes brushed stainless steel decorative inserts, and ‘Zoom/Micro’ cloth upholstery, along with a leather-trimmed handbrake grip, gear lever and multifunction steering wheel.  A black radiator grille with chrome trimmed-inserts and ‘Toronto’ 16-inch alloy wheels complete the exterior.
Volkswagen dealers will start taking orders for the new Golf on 18 October, with first deliveries due in January.