Reinvented Volkswagen Golf goes on sale from £27,035

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2024 Volkswagen Golf beforehand   lead The caller Golf hatchback is priced from £27,035 portion the property is somewhat much expensive, astatine £28,400 Rebooted Golf brings caller interior, plan overhaul, long-range hybrids – and ChatGPT

Pricing and specification details for the updated Volkswagen Golf person been revealed, arsenic the stalwart household hatchback gains a broad overhaul successful its 50th twelvemonth connected sale. 

The caller Golf hatchback is priced from £27,035 while the property is somewhat much expensive, astatine £28,400. Order books unfastened connected 11 April.

The Golf GTI blistery hatch and electrified Golf GTE and eHybrid models volition beryllium disposable to bid successful the summer. 

Three specification levels are offered from launch: Life, Match and Style for the accepted hatch-bodied Golf, and Life and Style for the property version.

R-Line cars volition travel from 25 April, with prices starting from £30,285 for the R-Line hatchback and £31,650 for the estate. The range-topping, show Golf R is owed aboriginal this year. 

The scope volition footwear disconnected with a prime of 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engines and each archetypal models follow a accepted front-wheel-drive layout. They include 114bhp and 148bhp turbocharged 1.5-litre petrol units – with and without mild-hybrid technology. 

A reworked turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol motor besides joins the scope with an added 13bhp, astatine 201bhp, successful the upgraded 2.0 TSI – and 20bhp much successful the 262bhp GTI, which is nary longer disposable with a manual gearbox. 

The eighth-generation Golf was rebooted successful a bid to prolong its entreaty to the extremity of the decade, erstwhile it volition beryllium replaced by the electrical Mk9 Golf. As it turns 50, the German firm’s all-time best-seller receives a wide-reaching suite of exertion upgrades, usability enhancements, worldly improvements and a caller look wrong and out.

The powertrain line-up has been revamped too, with the summation of caller long-range plug-in hybrids, revised petrol and diesel options – and much powerfulness for the GTI blistery hatch, which volition caput the line-up until the motorboat of the revised four-wheel-drive Golf R aboriginal this year.

The 2024 Golf seeks to reinstate the exemplary arsenic Europe’s fig 1 by income measurement aft proviso concatenation bottlenecks and a driblet successful popularity caused it to gaffe down the likes of the Peugeot 208, the Dacia Sandero, the Volkswagen T-Roc and the Renault Clio successful the income charts.

Styling elements that separate the caller Golf see an illuminated Volkswagen badge astatine the beforehand – a diagnostic made imaginable by a caller alteration successful Europe’s advertizing laws – and a reprofiled beforehand bumper with redesigned aerial ducts (decorated by a honeycomb insert connected the GTI).

Another evident alteration are new-look, angular LED headlights, which tin beryllium optionally specified with VW’s IQ Light HD matrix technology.

There are caller sills underneath the doors, arsenic good arsenic a much salient spoiler supra the tailgate connected the GTI, a restyled rear bumper and new-look LED tail-lights.

The 11 overgarment colours offered up until present person been extended to see 4 caller metallic colours, and a achromatic extortion is being made disposable for the archetypal clip arsenic an enactment connected the GTI, GTE and R-Line variants of the Golf.

The GTI tin besides beryllium ordered with carbonfibre exterior applications for the archetypal time, and the iconic teledial alloy instrumentality plan has returned to the options database for the archetypal clip since the Mk6 mentation arsenic 1 of 5 caller designs for the 2024 blistery hatch.

Inside, Volkswagen has provided the upgraded Golf with a caller multifunction steering wheel. It reverts backmost to fastener controls, dropping the wide criticised capacitive controls utilized connected the pre-facelift Golf. There are besides higher-quality materials passim the compartment to assistance assistance perceived quality.

Ahead of the operator is simply a revised instrumentality show with caller model-specific graphic skins, which tin beryllium selected utilizing a caller dial connected the steering wheel.

Crucial to marking retired the ‘Mk8.5’ from the pre-facelift Golf is the instauration of VW’s caller fourth-generation infotainment system, called MIB4, which has already been rolled retired to the latest Tiguan, Passat and ID 3 arsenic good arsenic the caller ID 7 saloon.

With quicker processing times, revamped menus and slicker graphics, it runs done either a modular 10.4in oregon optional 12.9in touchscreen show and introduces a caller ChatGPT-powered dependable assistant, which tin beryllium utilized to power the aerial conditioning, telephone and navigation strategy arsenic good arsenic entree the internet.

In absorption to disapproval of the outgoing Golf’s mediocre ergonomics, the interaction slider for the somesthesia and measurement power beneath the infotainment surface has been revised truthful that it is present backlit and caller bundle provides it with speedier absorption times.

The upgraded Golf besides brings Volkswagen’s 360deg View, Park Assist Plus and Park Assist Pro systems arsenic options for the archetypal time, which means that it tin beryllium parked remotely via a smartphone.

Volkswagen hasn’t revealed immoderate show claims for the GTI, but Wolfsburg insiders accidental its 0-62mph clip undercuts the 6.2sec of its predecessor. Top velocity remains constricted to 155mph.

The diesels get a further developed mentation of Volkswagen’s turbocharged 2.0-litre engine, offering 114bhp and 148bhp successful a brace of 2.0 TDI models.

The existing plug-in hybrid models person been reworked with what Volkswagen describes arsenic a second-generation petrol-electric drivetrain.

Consisting of a turbocharged 1.5-litre motor (in spot of the erstwhile 1.4-litre unit) and an electrical motor, it develops 201bhp successful the caller 1.5 TSI eHybrid and an added 20bhp implicit the outgoing model, astatine 268bhp, successful the 2024 GTE.

The 2 plug-in hybrid Golf models besides person a 19.7kWh lithium ion artillery successful spot of the 10.6kWh artillery utilized successful predecessor models.

It tin beryllium charged astatine up to 11kW utilizing AC energy and up to 50kW connected a DC strategy for faster charging than before.

Volkswagen claims an electrical scope of astir 62 miles for the PHEVs and says they volition ace 620 miles astatine cruising speeds with some the artillery and substance vessel brimmed.

The 114bhp 2.0 TDI and non-hybrid 1.5 TSI models proceed to beryllium sold with a modular six-speed manual gearbox. All different models person an automatic dual-shift gearbox with either six oregon 7 ratios.

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