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Volkswagen Golf Hatchback

1.5 TSI Life 5dr


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    • Front and rear electric windows
    • Heat insulating windshield made of laminated glass
    • Rear windscreen washer and wiper with interval delay
    • ABS
    • Autonomous emergency braking front assist with pedestrian and cyclist monitoring
    • Electronic parking brake with auto hold
    • ESC (Electronic Stability Control)
    • Rear disc brakes
    • Volkswagen roadside assistance
    • E-Sim card for online connectivity
    • eCall emergency call system
    • We connect preparation
    • Wireless app connect
    • Activated carbon canister
    • Adaptive cruise control (ACC) with speed limiter and front assist (reacting to vehicles pedestrians and cyclists)
    • Advanced driver attention and drowsiness monitor
    • Driver alert system
    • Dynamic road sign display
    • Multifunction camera for distance control
    • Oncoming vehicle braking when turning including swerve support
    • Power assisted speed sensitive steering
    • Preparation for light assist system
    • Multi-color Digital cockpit pro, selection of different info profile possible
    • Navigation system
    • Speedo, rev counter, electronic odometer, trip, service interval display, exterior temperature and fuel gauge
    • Voice Control with voice enhancement
    • Warning signal and warning light for front and rear seatbelts not fastened
    • We connect plus preparation
    • Body colour door mirrors
    • Exterior mirrors convex on the left and aspherical on the right
    • Remote electrically foldable door mirrors, puddle lights and reverse activated passenger's door mirror
    • Nature cross brushed decorative inserts for dashboard and front door panels and side trim
    • Petrol Particulate Filter
    • Start-stop system with battery regeneration (recuperation - energy recovery during braking)
    • Comfort telephony + wireless charging, without wireless aerial connection
    • Digital radio reception (DAB)
    • Diversity antenna for FM reception
    • Infotainment system with 12.9" display
    • Body colour door handles
    • Chrome plated radiator grille inserts and light switch surrounds
    • Rear exhaust tailpipe
    • Rear side wing doors
    • Standard bumpers
    • 3rd brake light
    • Auto headlights
    • Automatic headlamp activation with Coming home and Leaving home feature
    • LED daytime running lights
    • Rear fog light on one side and reversing lights on both sides
    • Welcome light with surround lighting
    • 12V socket in front centre console
    • 12V socket in luggage compartment
    • 2 USB C ports in front, 2 USB charging sockets on the centre console in the rear charging capacity upto 45W
    • Front centre armrest
    • Rear cupholder and loadthough
    • Soul black instrument panel
    • Standard pedal cluster
    • Storm grey roof lining
    • Luggage compartment lighting
    • 3 point height adj front seatbelts + pretensioners
    • 3 rear three point seatbelts
    • Child locks on rear doors
    • Driver and front passenger airbag with front passenger airbag deactivation
    • Extended pedestrian protection measures
    • Two tone horn
    • Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 3 rear head restraints
    • 3 seat bench in 2nd row
    • Front head restraints
    • Front passenger seat
    • ISOFIX anchors for child seats on outer rear bench seats and on front passanger seat compatible for i-Size
    • Split folding backrest with centre armrest and unsplit rear seat bench
    • Anti theft wheel bolts
    • Preparation for alcohol interlock
    • XDS electronic differential lock for improved traction and handling
    • Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors
    • HC+NOx:
    • Particles:
    • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
    • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb: 123
    • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEH: 134
    • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEL: 123
    • Camshaft: DOHC
    • Catalytic Convertor: Yes
    • CC: 1,498
    • Compression Ratio: 12.0:1
    • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
    • Cylinders: 4
    • Cylinders - Bore (mm): 74.5
    • Cylinders - Stroke (mm): 85.9
    • Engine Code: DXDE
    • Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
    • Gears: 6 SPEED
    • Number of Valves: 16
    • Transmission: MANUAL
    • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies: No
    • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEH: 6
    • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEL: 5.4
    • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEH: 5.4
    • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEL: 5.1
    • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEH: 5.1
    • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEL: 4.7
    • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEH: 7.5
    • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEL: 7.2
    • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEH: 5.8
    • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEL: 5.4
    • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEH: 47.1
    • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEL: 52.3
    • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEH: 52.3
    • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEL: 55.4
    • WLTP - MPG - High - TEH: 55.4
    • WLTP - MPG - High - TEL: 60.1
    • WLTP - MPG - Low - TEH: 37.7
    • WLTP - MPG - Low - TEL: 39.2
    • WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEH: 48.7
    • WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEL: 52.3
    • Alternative Fuel Qualifying: No
    • Badge Engine CC: 1.5
    • Badge Power: 115
    • Based On ID:
    • Coin Description: TSI
    • Coin Series: Life
    • Generation Mark: 8
    • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07: 17E
    • Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 12
    • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
    • Safety Concerns?: No
    • Service Interval Frequency - Months: 12
    • Service Interval Mileage: 9,300
    • Special Edition: No
    • Special Order: No
    • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 60,000
    • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
    • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months:
    • Timing Belt Interval Mileage:
    • Vehicle Homologation Class: M1
    • 0 to 60 mph (secs): No
    • 0 to 62 mph (secs): 9.9
    • Engine Power - BHP: 115
    • Engine Power - KW: 85
    • Engine Power - PS: Yes
    • Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 162
    • Engine Torque - MKG: 22.4
    • Engine Torque - NM: 220
    • Engine Torque - RPM: 1500
    • Top Speed: 126
    • Emissions Test Cycle: WLTP
    • RDE Certification Level: RDE 2
    • Alloys?: Yes
    • Space Saver?: No
    • Tyre Size Front: 205/55 R16
    • Tyre Size Rear: 205/55 R16
    • Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
    • Wheel Style: NORFOLK
    • Wheel Type: 16" ALLOY
    • Height: 1,483
    • Height (including roof rails):
    • Length: 4,282
    • Wheelbase: 2,620
    • Width: 1789
    • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 45
    • Gross Vehicle Weight: 1,800
    • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 381
    • Max. Loading Weight: 571
    • Max. Roof Load: 75
    • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 1,300
    • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 650
    • Minimum Kerbweight: 1,229
    • No. of Seats: 5
    • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 11.1
This eighth generation Volkswagen Golf might just be all the car you'll ever need. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review
Volkswagen has reimagined what its Golf family hatchback should be, this eighth generation model packaged very differently from its predecessor. Under the skin, hybrid engineering is prevalent further up the range but for potential buyers, what will probably matter most is the distinctive new nose and the classy minimalist cabin. Loyal Golf owners will find lots to like here.

As one former Volkswagen Group Chairman once pointed out, 'the biggest mistake any Volkswagen Golf can make is to stop being a Golf'. Which is why the seven previous generation versions of this model have been marked by such gradual evolution. Visually though, this MK8 model certainly looks a little more distinct. Too much of a change? Only you can decide. In some ways, this eighth generation version isn't actually quite as much of a step forward as its predecessor. Most of the stuff you can't see is the same as before - the MQB platform and most of the engines for example. And the ground-breaking full-electric e-Golf is no more; Volkswagen wants to reserve full-battery-tech for its new ID family of models. Still, mild hybrid-tech features strongly and there are big steps forward in cabin design and quality. Sounds promising.

Driving Experience
Most of the engineware in this Golf is carried over from before. To start with, that means the usual 1.5-litre TSI EVO powerplant, now boosted with the addition of mild hybrid tech and developing either 130 or 150PS. The faster unit makes 62mph from rest in 8.5s en route to a maximum of 139mph. If you want a diesel, you'll find that Volkswagen has improved its 2.0-litre TDI 150PS offering, plus, as before, there's a 115PS version of this same TDI powerplant for entry-level customers. Gearboxes incliude the usual 6-speed manual and 7-speed DSG auto transmission. You'll search in vain for a full-electric version to replace the outgoing e-Golf: Volkswagen's ID3 model will cover off that niche. From an engineering perspective, this MK8 Golf, like its predecessor, uses the same front-wheel drive MQB platform, here updated so as to offer greater structural rigidity. As usual, there's the option of Volkswagen's 'DCC' 'Dynamic Chassis Control' adaptive damping system which works with a 'Driver Profile' driving modes system offering 'Eco', 'Comfort', 'Sport' and 'Individual' settings. And of course there's extra camera-driven tech, including an optional 'Travel Assist' system which combines Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane assist to allow 'hands-free' driving at speeds of 130mph. Which sounds vaguely alarming but which Volkswagen assures us is a significant safety aid.

Design and Build
From the front, you might think that this MK8 model line doesn't look especially 'Golf-like' with its lower nose and slimmer grille flanked by beady full-LED headlights. Different front bumper styling varies with different trim levels and the rear features a set of angular LED tail lamps. The rear hatch features the brand's latest logo above 'Golf' lettering and the arrow-shaped C-pillar design (a Golf signature feature since the fourth generation model) is carried forward onto this one. Dimensionally, this model is virtually the same size as its predecessor and as before, there's a choice of either five-door hatch or estate body styles. Inside, there's a radical difference over the previous model with a contemporary cabin dominated by a couple of screens. There's a 10-inch centre-dash infotainment monitor with the usual features - including 'Apple CarPlay'/'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring which can now be operated wirelessly. Complementing this is a 10.25-inch 'Digital Cockpit' TFT instrument display screen - the largest in the segment. Elsewhere, virtually all the traditional switches and buttons have made way for touch-sensitive ones - though buttons on the steering wheel and door panel do remain, as does the dash one for the hazard flashers. Rear seat space and boot capacity both remain much as before, so reasonably class-competitive.

Market and Model
To start with, there's a single five-door hatch body shape and just two trim levels, base 'Life' and plusher 'Style'. As we said earlier, there are just engines - the 1.5 TSI EVO petrol in 130 and 150PS forms and the 2.0 TDI EVO diesel in 115 and 150PS guises. The Golf has always been one of the pricier options in the family hatchback segment - and it still is. You're looking at pricing in the £24,000-£29,000 bracket. In other words, this car, as before, has been price-positioned just above mainstream family hatch models like Ford's Focus and Vauxhall's Astra. And just below premium-badged family hatch contenders like BMW's 1 Series, Audi's A3 and the Mercedes A-Class. To combat the technology of ritzy models like these, this MK8 Golf arrives with quite a portfolio of optional semi-autonomous driving tech, including a 'Travel Assist' feature that allows the car to accelerate, steer and brake on motorways at speeds of up to 130mph. Standard equipment across the range includes a 10-inch centre-dash infotainment screen with an operating interface that responds to the command 'Hey Volkswagen', followed by whatever you want to ask. Also standard are the full-LED headlights and the 10.25-inch 'Digital Cockpit' instrument binnacle screen. Entry-level cars run on 16in wheels, but higher levels will gain 17-inch rims, plus extra ambient lighting options, chrome exhausts and leather trim options. Plush 'R-Line' models will get bespoke bumpers, trim elements and sports seats, with various similar tweaks featuring on the GTE version. Volkswagen also says that this MK8 Golf will be upgradeable, so if required, features like adaptive cruise control, light assist and a wi-fi hotspot can be added and enabled after you bought the car.

Cost of Ownership
Across the range, fuel consumption is claimed to have improved by around 10%. The mild hybrid 48-volt electrical system that features on the volume 1.5-litre petrol Golf models should allow for a decent improvement in running cost efficiency. It recovers energy that would otherwise be wasted when slowing down, redeploying up to 16hp and 25Nm of electric boost under acceleration. The top 150PS version of the 1.5 TSI petrol unit manages up to 51.4mpg on the WLTP cycle, with up to 110g/km of NEDC-rated CO2 emissions, figures that the lesser 130PS version of this engine improves to 52.3mpg and up to 108g/km. If you'd rather have one of the more conventional TDI diesel units, you'll find that both are cleaner than before, with changes claimed to cut CO2 emissions by 17%. The 2.0 TDI EVO 115PS unit manages up to 49.6mpg on the WLTP cycle, with up to 112g/km of NEDC-rated CO2 emissions, figures that the lesser 115PS version of this engine improves to 67.3mpg and up to 91g/km. The car's coasting function (available with DSG auto transmission) is always active helping with combined cycle WLTP figures we've just mentioned. Even more significantly, a new AdBlue delivery system cuts nitrogen oxide emissions across the TDI range by 80%. Volkswagen plans to introduce mild hybrid into these diesel units too in the near future. And warranties? Well the standard package is three years and 60,000 miles. We can't see why Volkswagen couldn't extend that mileage limit to 100,000 miles, since that what you get on its mechanically very similar Caddy model. Doing that though, wouldn't give Volkswagen dealers so much of an opportunity to sell extended warranty packages. There's one for four years and 75,000 miles or, if you plan to see a bit more of the world in your Golf, there's a five year / 90,000 mile package.

Where the MK7 Golf was radical in its engineering but conservative in its packaging, this MK8 model is the precise opposite. To some extent, it's a pattern we've seen before with this model line and in this case, the result is a very complete package. The Golf has always been slightly pricier than mainstream-branded family hatch rivals but lesser versions have sometimes struggled to justify that premium. With this eighth generation version, we venture to suggest that you'll feel much happier about parting with the extra cash. And you might even feel that this VW is a better home for your money than a pricier premium-branded model of this sort - the Audi A3 that shares nearly all of this car's engineering for instance. This is still, as a Golf always should be, a benchmark in its segment; a car that must feature highly on any family hatch buyer's shopping list. In short, this is still a Golf - with all the model line heritage, depth of engineering and inherent quality that this badge has come to represent. So nothing's changed. Even if everything seems different.


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