Car Reviews Volkswagen Golf 1 6 S 5DR The AA

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Spacious Decent equipment in base Extremely refined Highly engine range


and spec can quickly rack up the Extremely sharp brakes getting used to Gear a little on the firm side introduction of Bluemotion and GTI variants

The compact hatchback for more three decades, the Golf is now in its generation and still going Building on the strengths of the outgoing the MkVI version has been on the end of carefully considered changes to the model an even wider

An expert in producing sensible cars, Volkswagen has little to rest on its laurels as opposition continue to turn out forward and highly likeable cars in the C-segment. The Golf has consistently one of the top contenders in this arena for than three decades and clearly has no intention of letting change over the coming

As a result, the new version of Europe’s popular hatchback attempts to its reach even further. By huge improvements in terms of Volkswagen hopes to ensure the not only continues to appeal to C-Segment car buyers, but can also customers who traditionally drive vehicles and are keen to downsize to running costs.

With in mind, an ultra frugal of engines has been made to Golf buyers with the relying heavily on the Volkswagen 1.4-litre TSI turbocharged unit. in different outputs it maximises efficiency, squeezing extremely performance and economy from a unit. More traditional are the petrol and 2.0-litre diesel — again both tuned to provide economy sacrificing performance.

Available a range of gearboxes including a version of the twin-clutch DSG, it like a comprehensive line-up. with the sub-100g/km Bluemotion and high performance GTI being after the rest of the range, possible that the best is yet to

Our verdict on the Volkswagen Golf 1.6 S 5DR

again, Volkswagen has shown the way the Golf. With a fresh that retains the classic strong equipment levels, road manners and a practical and interior, it’s hard to fault. Refinement and interior have taken big steps making the model a genuine to more expensive executive


With impressive from the entire range of the Golf represents a cost car to run. Insurance groupings are low to good security and safety The arrival of the Bluemotion version see potential savings increase too.

Although very priced in standard form, some of the impressive but expensive can soon see asking prices

Space and practicality

A roomy makes the Golf one of the most cars in its class, particularly in form. The boot is large and with little wasted leg and in particular headroom is excellent in the and there’s plenty of storage in the The glovebox is also chilled, a function for long road

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Car safety

A five-star safety comes as no surprise considering the array of standard passive and safety systems incorporated the new Golf. A raft of airbags one for the driver’s knee, a whiplash system and seatbelt fastening for the rear seats are all included. ABS brake assist, an advanced ESP with a differential lock and control and automatic hazard activation ought to prevent of the systems being tested,

Driver appeal

A wider gives the Golf a more approach to cornering and, as a even the less powerful can be flung about with and confidence. The speed sensitive power steering offers feedback and the firm chassis responsive and stable. The 1.6-litre offers a sensible mix of performance and and feels reasonably sprightly, the turbocharged 1.4-litre unit amazing performance from its capacity.

A firm gear change and sharp brakes take a getting used to, but the Golf can be as or sedate as required and very to drive.

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Quality and image

Golf benefits from one of the reputations in the family hatchback built on five successful generations of the same model. has taken another big stride in the MkVI version with and road manners improved the already impressive MkV. The popularity means drivers particularly stand out from the but they will stand out as cookies.


The new Golf is slightly lower the outgoing model, but not enough to any real problems in terms of Clearly, the five-door model accessing the rear seats but doors open to a wide in all versions. The boot door is and very wide, which getting items in and out of the large is reasonably easy.

A high does impede progress a however.

Stereo and ICE (In car entertainment)

equipment on the S trim level is a slot MP3 compatible CD player and speakers. Sound quality is if not groundbreaking but there’s no iPod More powerful systems are with the higher specifications and the list includes touchscreen DVD player and multiple device along with a rear camera.

Expect to pay for them

A large boot is among in class

Colours and trim

Although are eleven shades to choose colours choices are limited to of silver, grey, black, white and red. Regardless, the familiar but distinctive shape good in all of them although it is the shades that seem to do it the justice. Naturally interior improves with the selected level, but in base S form the still has a quality feel, modern fabrics on the seats and the soft touch plastics as the of the range.

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