Thursday May 4, 2017. See details below or click here to download
There is a Volkswagen Golf for everyone in the expanded and enriched Golf 7.5 range, for which Volkswagen Group Australia has this morning announced pricing.
The return of the Golf R Wagon to the line-up provides a new halo variant for Volkswagen’s perennially class-leading compact car. The limited edition of 150 Golf GTI Performance Edition 1 sees the return the 3-door Golf hot hatch.
The expanded Golf Alltrack range brings 4MOTION all-wheel-drive to its lowest price point and – in response to demand – gives the Golf range its most potent diesel to date.
The headline act is surely the entry-level Golf 7.5 hatchback.
From $23,990, the Golf includes a level of specification and safety previously unobtainable at this price (see below). To provide context, the new entrant approaches the previous Comfortline in terms of specification, though it is several thousand dollars less expensive.
Initially there are eight grades of Golf 7.5 hatchback (including the Golf GTI Performance Edition 1) and six grades of wagon (including the now three-strong Golf Alltrack range).
There are 300 examples each of the Golf R Wolfsburg Edition hatch and Wagon available from late August. Pricing is being finalised. The Golf R Wagon returns permanently to the line-up in the New Year.
“The Golf is the compact car that all other manufacturers – affordable and prestige alike – seek to emulate,” Volkswagen Group Australia Managing Director Michael Bartsch says.
“The Golf Mark 7 won World Car of the Year and multiple national titles. The 7.5 range is enhanced in every respect. No doubt other importers will attempt to realign their offerings to compete, as ever they do.
“None of them can match the inherent value of owning a Volkswagen Golf – the world’s most sophisticated affordable car. The Golf brings to its price point technologies and innovations that were until recently the preserve of high-end luxury cars.”
The renewed Golf range will be launched in the first week of July in hatchback, Wagon and Alltrack variants.
Performance hatchback versions – the Golf GTI, Golf GTI Performance Edition 1 and Golf R – follow in mid-August.
The Wolfsburg Editions of the Golf R (hatch and Wagon) become available shortly thereafter. The regular Golf R Wagon arrives in January.
The range starts with Golf 110TSI with either a 6-speed manual ($23,990) or 7-speed DSG transmission ($26,490). It includes:
The 110TSI Trendline is available with 6-speed manual ($24,990) or 7-speed DSG transmission ($27,490). The Golf Wagon becomes available at this level. DSG is standard on the 110TSI Trendline Wagon ($28,990). Additional equipment includes:
DSG is the standard transmission for the 110TSI Comfortline hatchback ($28,990) and Wagon ($30,490). Additional equipment includes:
In addition to the 110TSI engine, diesel becomes an option in the Highline hatchback and Wagon, with the availability Volkswagen’s 2.0-litre 110kW/340Nm turbo diesel with 7-speed DSG. The 110TSI Highline hatchback is ($34,490), the Wagon ($35,990). The 110TDI Highline hatchback is ($36,990), the Wagon ($38,490). Additional equipment:
Optional to the Trendline, Comfortline and Highline is the Driver Assistance Package ($1500):
Optional to Comfortline and Highline is the Infotainment Package ($2300):
Highline customers can also option the R-Line Package ($2500):
The new Golf Alltrack range adds an entry level petrol variant – Alltrack 132TSI – and a diesel – Alltrack 135TDI Premium to augment the Alltrack 132TSI Premium. All three versions of the Alltrack are standard with 4MOTION all-wheel-drive.
Alltrack 132TSI ($34,490) equipment includes:
The Golf Alltrack Premium 132TSI ($38,490) runs the 1.8 litre turbo petrol engine. The Golf Alltrack Premium 135TDI ($40,990) uses a 2.0 turbo diesel with 380Nm and 7-speed DSG, the most powerful diesel yet used in an Australian Golf.
Additional Alltrack Premium equipment includes:
Optional to all Alltrack variants is the Driver Assistance Package ($1800):
Alltrack Premium customers can also access the Sport Luxury Package ($2900):
Further for Alltrack Premium owners is the Infotainment Package ($2300):
Alltrack Premium owners can combine Infotainment and Driver Assistance packages ($3400).
The Golf GTI ($41,490 with 6-speed manual and $43,990 with 6-speed DSG) is upgraded while retaining such traditional fixtures as tartan upholstery and red grille trim:
The Golf GTI Performance Edition 1 ($47,990) has this key additional equipment:
Optional to the Golf GTI is the Driver Assistance Package ($1600):
Golf GTI customers can also option the Infotainment Package ($2,300):
The Golf GTI Luxury Package is $3900: package PZG
Golf GTI Performance Edition 1 customers can option a Panoramic sunroof ($1900).
The Golf R hatchback comes with either 6-speed manual ($52,990) or 7-speed DSG ($55,490). The Golf R Wagon version becomes a permanent fixture in the New Year:
Optional to the Golf R is the Driver Assistance Package ($1300):
The Golf R’s optional Panoramic sunroof is $1,900.
The Golf R Wolfsburg Edition comes as either hatchback or Wagon with 7-speed DSG. Pricing will be announced shortly. It adds this additional equipment:
110TSI 6 speed manual $23,990
110TSI 7 speed DSG $26,490
110TSI Trendline 6 speed manual $24,990
110TSI Trendline 7 speed DSG $27,490
110TSI Comfortline 7 speed DSG $28,990
110TSI Highline 7 speed DSG $34,490
110TDI Highline 7 speed DSG $36,990
110TSI Trendline 7 speed DSG $28,990
110TSI Comfortline 7 speed DSG $30,490
110TSI Highline 7 speed DSG $35,990
110TDI Highline 7 speed DSG $38,490
Metallic/pearl effect paint $500
Driver Assistance package $1,500
Infotainment package (Comfortline/Highline) $2,300
R-line package (Highline) $2,500
132TSI 6 speed DSG $34,490
132TSI Premium 6 speed DSG $38,490
135TDI Premium 7 speed DSG $40,990
Metallic/pearl effect paint $500
Driver Assistance package $1,800
Infotainment package $2,300
Sport Luxury package $2,900
Driver Assistance plus Infotainment package $3,400
GTI 6 speed manual $41,490
GTI 6 speed DSG $43,990
GTI Performance Edition 1 $47,990
Metallic/pearl effect paint (GTI) $500
Driver Assistance package (GTI) $1,600
Infotainment package (GTI) $2,300
Luxury package (GTI) $3,900
Panoramic sunroof (Performance Edition 1) $1,900
R 6 speed manual $52,990
R 7 speed DSG $55,490
R Wagon – available January 2018 TBC
R Wolfsburg Edition (hatchback) TBC
R Wagon Wolfsburg Edition (Wagon) TBC
Driver Assistance package $1,300
Panoramic sunroof $1,900