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First drive Volkswagen Golf 2 0 TDI GT Car Reviews by Car Enthusiast

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CO 2 emissions: 117g/km


Top speed: 132mph

0-62mph: 8.6

Power: 150hp at 3,500rpm

320Nm at 1,750- to 3,000rpm

In the

Expect something radical Volkswagen’s best seller Golf accounts for 12.4 per of all Volkswagen sales worldwide, and per cent of the firm’s UK sales) and be foolish — and of course Rather than messing a formula that already the designers subtly updated timeless icon — the changes are more obvious the facelift-style redesign that was the It’s sharper, and according to wielding the marker pens line has a starting and a finishing with everything connected the car.

Looks like it has as the Golf is certainly cohesive, without the ‘look at me’ found on some of its slightly brash competitors.

Longer (by 56mm), wider and lower (28mm) than the new Golf also boasts room inside — and it feels spacious, the wide console that flows the driver-orientated dashboard adding to the All of the touch points are of high-quality the gloss black fascia, and typefaces are leagues ahead of else in the sector. Just the Mk4, this Golf 7 is doubt setting new standards for the space.

Driving it:

If there’s one the Golf has always been for (after interior quality) that big-car feel, the driving manners fooling behind the wheel into they’re piloting something and more expensive than any rivals. Those rivals taken a march in the same (especially the Ford Focus) but latest Golf appears to triple-jumped right past all. Wind and road are conspicuous by their absence the 2.0-litre diesel engine hushed and vibration free the rev-range.

It pulls cleanly from above idle too, torque of 320Nm arriving at with no sign of a curve 1,250rpm later, and with the DSG gearbox fitted here the accelerates from 0-62mph in 8.6 That’s around the same as the Mk1 GTI; be in no doubt that economical family car punches above its weight.

There is a penalty to be paid by choosing the though, as the extra mass of the is obvious through the tighter — if only when back-to-back with the 1.4-litre alternative. Understeer is steadily no matter what fuel in the though, as the XDS electronic ‘differential’ (standard across the range) the inside wheel, which torque to the outer in a bid to tighten the It might be an electronic system, and not like a traditional limited differential, but it does a great of one.

There’s little reason not to the DSG transmission, as the smooth, quick and free changes (either in mode or manipulated through the matches the engine’s character All Golfs benefit from the BlueMotion technologies, and in the case of the cars will even to a halt with drive and the engine idling, saving more fuel.

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Opt for anything the SE trim and you’ll have the to configure the way the car drives too, the Profile selection allowing you to between Normal, Sport, Eco and modes — along Comfort when the DSG gearbox is Altering engine, throttle and characteristics the system can also the steering feel and air conditioning

Unless you’re in Sport the steering is very light, but the electric rack isn’t with direct feedback the is consistent, and around the tight hills it felt pleasantly too. The suspension set up has been as neutral, but what really in your mind is just how and comfortable it is. The level of body through the bends leaves you the odd bang and crash over ground, but the Golf 7 is having of it.

Just another string in its bow.

If we had to criticise one thing be the view out of the front, the Golf from A-pillars so thick your vision around a can be compromised. It’s a small on this whole package, and one affects many new cars to current crash regulations. At Volkswagen has tried its best to the problem with the tiny sections in front of the wing

What you get for your Money:

your car before 31st 2012 and you’ll have the of Volkswagen’s fixed price plan, taking care of Golf’s regular maintenance for years or 30,000 miles all for Ј329. Remaining running promise to be equally acceptable; the CO 2 output means annual tax is only Ј30 while the 60-plus mpg will keep fuel down.

Of course this being the range-topping option, the 2.0 TDI GT five-door with DSG isn’t cheap in fact you’ll need Ј24,000 just to slip the wheel. And that’s before you add any though things like the camera (Ј165) and Drive system (Ј65) are at least priced. All GT models come 17-inch alloys, XDS electronic Driver Profile selection, Distance Control (ADC), parking sensors, a 5.8-inch touchscreen with satnav and front seats.


With the Golf being an important car for Volkswagen (it is indeed the people’s car of the modern motoring it’s no surprise that are a raft of other models due to the family. Five- and three-door are available from launch, and in we’ll see GTI, GTD and BlueMotion added to the range. That’ll be by an electric Golf, expected in the UK the following year — unlike Europe we’ll do without the CNG model due to the lack of a infrastructure.

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