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VW Golf (2012) - prices for new Mk7 Golf from £16,330
03 October 2012 16:38
Volkswagen today announced prices for the new Mk7 Golf. It'll start from £16,330 on-the-road - and the good news is, that's cheaper than the outgoing Mk6 Golf which today kicks off at £16,425.
CAR's been saying for some years that the new MQB architecture underpinning the new VW Golf, and indeed the rest of the VW Group's mid-sized cars from Seats to Skodas, would be cheaper to produce. The companies may bang on about the tech on offer, but make no mistake, we'll all benefit from the lower production bills.
VW Golf Mk7: from £16,330
Volkswagen will sell three trims levels on the Golf from launch on 18 October, with first deliveries in January 2013:
S trim - VW Golf
Seven airbags, anti-lock brakes, stability control, Isofix seats, 5.8in colour touchscreen, DAB digital radio, iPod connectivity, Bluetooth preparation and air-con
SE trim - VW Golf
Automatic Distance Control cruise, city emergency braking, driver drowsiness alert, auto wipers, lights and rear-view mirror, leather handbrake, gearlever and wheel, 16in alloys
GT trim - VW Golf
17in alloys, European sat-nav, front foglamps, heat-insulating smoked rear windows, piano black interior trim, Alcantara and cloth seats, LED reading lights, electrically folding rear mirrors, front and rear parking sensors
The GTI and Bluemotion models will arrive in 2013. Click here for the new VW Golf GTI concept car shown at this month's Paris motor show 2012.
Which engines can I buy in the new VW Golf?
Four petrol engines and two diesel engines are offered:
• 1.2 TSI four-cylinder 84bhp
• 1.2 TSI four-cylinder 104bhp
• 1.4 TSI four-cylinder 120bhp
• 1.4 TSI four-cylinder 138bhp
The latter shuts down two cylinders at light loads - enough to bring 60.1mpg and 110g/km of CO2 when fitted with the twin-clutch DSG.
• 1.6 TDI four-cylinder 104bhp
• 2.0 TDI four-cylinder 148bhp
Volkswagen has sold more than 29 million Golfs since the 1970s. The new Mk7 looks set to continue that trend.