2.3.47.2, 2017-10-10 18:26:25

The New Golf 7.5

Volkswagen Group Australia

Tuesday July 4, 2017. See details below or click here to download

Volkswagen Australia launches Golf 7.5 range

No entry-level Golf; 110kW/250Nm petrol engine; Front Assist with City Emergency Brake; 16-inch alloy wheels standard on price-leading Golf model. New Golf Alltrack range now includes new price-leading petrol model, all-new 380Nm diesel engine available.

Melbourne, July 2017: Volkswagen Australia has released specification for the renewed Golf model range, the world’s most technically sophisticated small car.
This update of the Mark 7 Golf (which won the 2013 World Car of the Year and European Car of the Year in addition to annual awards of Carsguide and Wheels), brings to an affordable price point technologies and innovations that were until recently the preserve of high-end luxury cars.

The new Golf launches in Australia with hatchback, Wagon and Alltrack variants. Performance hatchback versions – the GTI and R – follow in August.
All petrol hatchback and Wagon variants are equipped with the full-tune 110kW/250Nm version of Volkswagen’s 1.4-litre turbo engine. The 92kW version is discontinued. Alloy wheels and Front Assist with City Emergency Braking are standard from entry level – a significant value addition.

The hatchback range starts with the 110TSI with either a 6-speed manual or 7-speed DSG transmission.

GOLF HATCHBACK AND WAGON

 The range starts with Golf 110TSI with either a 6-speed manual ($23,990) or 7-speed DSG transmission ($26,490). It includes:

  • Front Assist with City Emergency Brake (City EB)
  • Air conditioning
  • Cruise control with speed limiter
  • Leather multi-function steering wheel
  • Multi-Function Display (MFD Plus)
  • Composition Media 8” audio system
  • App-Connect and Bluetooth
  • Rear View Camera
  • 7 airbags
  • Driver Fatigue Detection system
  • Multi-collision brake
  • Extended Electronic Differential Lock (XDL)
  • 16” ‘Hita’ alloy wheels
  • LED tail lights
  • LED daytime driving lights

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:

  • Automatic headlight function
  • Rain sensing windscreen wipers
  • Automatically dimming rear-view mirror
  • Parking distance sensors, front and rear
  • 16” ‘Toronto’ alloy wheels
  • Front seat lumbar adjustment
  • Rear seat centre armrest with load through and cup holders
  • Black roof rails (Wagon)
  • Luggage partition net (Wagon)

 DSG is the standard transmission for the 110TSI Comfortline hatchback ($28,990) and Wagon ($30,490). Additional equipment includes:

  • Air Care dual zone climate control air conditioning
  • Discover Media 8” audio and navigation system
  • Media Control
  • 17” ‘Dijon’ alloy wheels
  • Comfort front seats
  • Chrome interior and exterior highlights
  • Storage drawer under front passenger seat
  • 12V outlet in luggage compartment
  • Chrome roof rails (Wagon)

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:

  • Front fog lights
  • Comfort sport front seats
  • Vienna leather appointed upholstery with heated front seats in blackor grey
  • Electrically adjustable driver’s seat with memory function
  • Electrically adjustable lumbar adjustment for driver’s seat
  • Power folding door mirrors with memory function
  • Keyless Access, keyless entry and starting system
  • 17” ‘Karlskoga’ alloy wheels
  • Additional chrome interior and exterior highlights
  • Interior ambient lighting strips
  • LED reading lights and front foot well lighting
  • Carpet floor mats
  • LED headlights for low and high beam
  • Colour Multi-function Display (MFD Premium)
  • Panoramic electric glass sunroof

 Optional to the Trendline, Comfortline and Highline is the Driver Assistance Package ($1500):

  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Lane Assist
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Rear Traffic Alert
  • Park Assist
  • Proactive occupant protection system
  • Driving Profile Selection
  • Personalisation function

Optional to Comfortline and Highline is the Infotainment Package ($2300):

  • Active Info display
  • Discover Pro 9.2” satellite navigation system with gesture control and voice control
  • Dynaudio Excite 400W premium audio system with 10-channel digital amplifier and subwoofer

Highline customers can also option the R-Line Package ($2500):

  • R-Line exterior and interior styling
  • 18” (Sebring) alloy wheels
  • Progressive steering
  • Sports suspension
  • Dark tinted rear and rear side window glass

 

GOLF ALLTRACK

 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:

  •  1.8 litre TSI 132kW/280Nm petrol engine
  • 6-speed DSG
  • Summits Cloth interior trim
  • Air Care dual zone climate control air conditioning
  • Keyless Access, keyless entry and starting system
  • Leather multi-function steering wheel with cruise control
  • Driving profile selection with off-road mode
  • Composition Media 8” audio system with App-Connect
  • LED interior ambient lighting
  • Rear View Camera (RVC)
  • 7 airbags and Driver Fatigue Detection system
  • Multi-collision brake and XDL
  • 17” (Valley) alloy wheels
  • Front Assist with City Emergency Brake (City EB)
  • Front fog lights
  • Automatic headlights and rain sensing windscreen wipers
  • Automatically dimming rear-view mirror
  • Parking distance sensors, front and rear
  • LED tail lights and daytime driving lights

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:

  • Comfort sport front seats
  • Vienna leather appointed upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • Discover Media 8” satellite navigation system
  • Media Control
  • LED headlights with dynamic cornering lights
  • Colour Multi-function Display (MFD Premium)
  • Carpet floor mats

 Optional to all Alltrack variants is the Driver Assistance Package ($1800):

  • Active Info Display (with off-road configuration)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Lane Assist
  • Park Assist
  • Proactive occupant protection system

 Alltrack Premium customers can also access the Sport Luxury Package ($2900):

  • 18” (Kalamata) alloy wheels
  • Steering wheel mounted gearshift paddles
  • Panoramic electric glass sunroof
  • Electrically adjustable driver’s seat with memory
  • Electrically adjustable driver’s lumbar support
  • Power folding door mirrors with memory function
  • Dark tinted rear and rear side windows, 65% light absorbing

 Further for Alltrack Premium owners is the Infotainment Package ($2300):

  • Active Info Display (with off-road configuration)
  • Discover Pro 9.2” satellite navigation system with gesture control and voice control
  • Dynaudio Excite 400W premium audio system with 10-channel

 Alltrack Premium owners can combine Infotainment and Driver Assistance packages ($3400).


GOLF RANGE PRICE LIST:

 

GOLF HATCHBACK

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

GOLF WAGON

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

Options

Metallic/pearl effect paint                                  $500

Driver Assistance package                                $1,500

Infotainment package (Comfortline/Highline)   $2,300

R-line package (Highline)                                      $2,500

GOLF ALLTRACK

132TSI 6 speed DSG                                             $34,490

132TSI Premium 6 speed DSG                             $38,490

135TDI Premium 7 speed DSG                             $40,990

Options

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

 

Prices subject to change without notice. The Recommended Retail Price is a suggested retail price only. It does not take into account cost savings which may be realised by dealers under The New Tax System. Dealers have an independent obligation to comply with the price exploitation provisions in the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth), which may require them to adjust this RRP. Prices quoted are Manufacturer List Prices excluding dealer delivery charges, which may vary from dealer to dealer and statutory charges, which vary from state to state.

Sharper design, better features, more ingenious assistance systems; updated Golf 7.5 is the first compact car to feature gesture control

Interactive electronics: high-end infotainment and automated driving functions

Innovative efficiency: 110 kW petrol engine now standard, new 110kW TDI diesel engine

Key facts – the Golf update in summary

  • More intuitive: The “Discover Pro” infotainment system with gesture control brings the user interface of the future into the car.
  • Larger and more sophisticated: The infotainment systems have been redesigned, and each are fitted with larger touchscreens.
  • Sharper: New bumpers, new radiator grille and new full-LED tail lights as standard.
  • More radiant: Brand new LED headlights replace all xenon headlights.
  • More extensive features: Bigger screens, more convenience and safety technology than ever before

Year after year, around one million people choose to buy a new Golf. For more than four decades, a new Golf has been coming off the assembly line, on average, every 40 seconds. Now, the much-lauded Golf 7 gets an extensive update and has landed in Australia. Customers are getting a Golf with state-of-the-art engines, a sharpened design, highly ingenious assistance systems, a new generation of infotainment systems and extended features. Even the base model – the Golf 110TSI – is now launching with a new infotainment system (Composition Media) and new LED tail lights as standard.

 World’s first compact car with gesture control

  • High-tech democratised. The Golf 7.5 is studded with technical innovations. Some examples: for the first time in the compact class, the new Discover Pro radio-navigation can be operated via gesture control. Sporting a 9.2-inch screen, it forms a single conceptual and visual unit with the new Active Info Display that is also new in the Golf.

The update of the Golf, of which more than 33 million have been sold, also represents a new generation of assistance systems for the compact icon; technologies that will significantly improve safety.

 Powerful, more refined design and new LED lights

  • LED replaces xenon. The more refined design of all of the new Golf models makes a more powerful impression than ever before. Design modifications include new bumpers front and rear, new halogen headlights with LED daytime running lights, full-LED headlights – standard in the top models – instead of xenon headlights, new front wings and, as already mentioned, new full-LED tail lights as standard for all Golf versions. New wheel designs and body colours round off the update of the exterior. New trim panels and materials also upgrade the interior of the Golf.

Volkswagen has further developed this icon among compact cars.

Updated Golf has new bumpers, headlights and LED tail lights
Front: new bumpers and new halogen or LED dual headlights
Rear: standard LED tail lights and sharpened bumper design

Exterior design – global bestseller refined in its details. The iconic design of the updated Golf has even more charisma with a number of new detailed solutions. The team led by Klaus Bischoff, Volkswagen Head of Design, redesigned the bumpers and, together with engineers, conceptualised new headlights (halogen and LED), new LED tail lights and new wheels. The exterior design of the Golf, which has been systematically developed over a period of more than 40 years, has been consciously advanced to a new evolutionary level. That is because the success of the Golf – along with its technical concept and all-round qualities – has always been based on a design that is considered unmistakable and extends beyond class boundaries. This makes the Golf – the updated version included – the essence of Volkswagen.

Impressive Golf front-end. At the front, it is the alliance of the radiator grille and headlights in particular that has taken the style of the original to a new level of perfection. The lower chrome strip of the radiator grille is continued to the left and right as a chrome element which extends through the LED daytime running lights and into the full-LED headlights. The LED headlights in the new Golf, included as standard on the Highline, replace the xenon headlights. The cooling air openings in the lower section of the bumper, which have also been redesigned, emphasise the width of the Volkswagen more than ever. The radiator grilles of the Golf 110TSI, Trendline, Comfortline and Highline trim versions exhibit a louvre-type design; and on the Alltrack, it is a honeycomb design. A visual plus with the standard fitment of Front Assist including City Emergency Braking: in all models the radar sensor in these systems is no longer be visible in the cooling air intake on the bumper; rather it is located, hidden, behind the VW badge in the radiator grille.

Full-LED tail lights as standard.
The rear was also designed to be more charismatic. From now on, all versions of the Golf and Golf Wagon will be equipped with full-LED tail lights. In contrast to many standard LED tail lights, none of the functions of the Golf’s new tail lights will use conventional light bulbs. The Comfortline and Highline trim versions can also be identified by chrome elements in the rear bumper.

Golf Wagon and Golf Alltrack. The diverse model range of the Golf has traditionally included the Golf Wagon. The new rear bumper, in particular, gives the Golf Wagon an even more elongated and elegant appearance. The full-LED tail lights, which come as standard with this version, also match this look perfectly. Like the Passat Wagon, the Golf Wagon also comes with elegant trapezoidal chrome trim panels, which are integrated into the diffuser, in the Highline model grade.

Digital revolution democratises progress Golf is the world’s first compact car with gesture control

9.2-inch Discover Pro infotainment system controllable with gestures New Golf available with fully digital Active Info Display for the first time

Digitalised Golf – Active Info Display and gesture control The update of the Golf is especially distinctive in the interior. And the focus is less on the new trim panels in the doors, the gear shift panel, centre console or new seat covers. Rather it is the digitalised display and control concept that has been extended to more and more areas that make the new Golf one of the most progressive cars of its class. This is based on the Golf’s new Active Info Display and a new infotainment system with gesture control. This makes the Golf the world’s first compact class car to be available with gesture control. At the same time, Volkswagen has updated its whole range of infotainment systems. Its most important characteristics are their new sophisticated design, larger touchscreens and as mentioned above – for the top Discover Pro model – gesture control, which is being implemented for the first time in the Golf class.

Active Info Display – the fully digital cockpit A new generation of instruments. The Golf’s Active Info Display is a fully digitalised instrument cluster with numerous interactive functions. All of the instruments are displayed virtually via software on the 12.3-inch colour screen. The navigation information can be displayed in 2D or 3D. The 1,440 x 540 pixel resolution enables extremely precise and sophisticated representation of all details. There are five different information profiles, in which the kind of information and graphics displayed changes in certain areas. The driver can select from one of the following profiles: “Classic”, “Consumption & Range”, “Efficiency”, “Performance & Driver Assistance” or “Navigation”. A good example of the interactive elements of the Active Info Display is taken from the Navigation profile.  

Here, the speedometer and rev counter are relocated to the sides to make more room for the navigation map in the middle. Information on driving, navigation and assistance functions can also be integrated into the graphic areas of the speedometer and rev counter, as necessary. Data such as telephone contact images and CD covers can also be displayed in the Active Info Display. The graphics are customised according to the model. Active Info Display is included in the optional Infotainment Package on Comfortline and Highline model grades.

Latest generation MIB – with gesture control for the first time.
World premiere. Gesture control celebrates its world premiere in the compact class with its debut in the updated Golf. It is available with the top system of the Modular Infotainment Matrix (MIB) – the Discover Pro – effective immediately. From 6.5-inch to up to 9.2-inch screens.  Volkswagen has replaced all previous infotainment systems in the Golf with a new generation of the MIB. All systems have a new design and larger touchscreens; however, the names of the infotainment systems have not changed. The previous Composition Media and Discover Media (incl. Navigation) previously came with 6.5-inch screens previously. They have also been replaced by systems with the same names, but with 8.0-inch screens and a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. The top system, the Discover Pro (incl. Navigation), which makes its debut in the Golf, gets a 9.2-inch screen instead of an 8.0-inch screen; its resolution has been increased from 800 x 480 to 1280 x 640 pixels.

Composition Media. The Composition Media system is available as standard in the 110TSI and Trendline model grades. The design with a clear glass surface (glass design) and its integrated 8-inch colour display has been completely restructured. The glass surface creates a tablet-like look. In addition to two rotary/push-button controls, the system has eight function buttons. In this system the sound of the infotainment system (4 x 20 watts) is output over eight loudspeakers. Along with the SD card and AUX-IN interfaces, it also offers a USB port (also compatible with Apple), a Bluetooth connection for mobile phones and a CD drive.

Discover Media. The Discover Media is standard on Comfortline and Highline model grades. It is based on the Composition Media infotainment system, and adds satellite navigation, the innovative Media Control function, and two SD card slots. Updates to the navigation software are provided free-of-charge for the first five years.

Discover Pro. The top-of-the-line Discover Pro unit is included in the optional Infotainment Package. Not only does the Discover Pro version of the MIB have a 9.2-inch display with a resolution that has increased from 800 x 480 pixels to 1,280 x 640 pixels, it has also been completely redesigned. In contrast to the previous iteration of this unit, the entire front is spanned by a stylish glass surface (also applies to the new Discover Media system). Conventional buttons and controls are a thing of the past with the Discover Pro; manual control is performed solely via the touchscreen and five capacitive surface buttons on the left side of the new infotainment system. This vertical bar contains the functions “Menu”, “Home”, “On/Off”, “Louder” and “Quieter” – which are higher level commands. That is because the driver should have immediate access to functions such as the volume control. The same applies to the capacitive surface button “Home”, with which the driver can return in an instant from any submenu to the home screen.

Individually configurable home screen. In contrast to the previous version of the Discover Pro, the new system offers, for the first time, a home screen that drivers can now configure. Always arranged in a large field on the left side of the display is the navigation function; on the right two smaller fields are available, one above the other. Drivers can assign functions – that are particularly important to them personally – to these two display panels. The panels are also interactive – for instance the driver may position the radio or media library on the top panel and their phone favourites on the bottom panel.

Gesture, touch and voice control. As mentioned, the Discover Pro system is now operated by gesture control, touch functions and voice control. Of course, the new Discover Pro is also equipped with a proximity sensor that makes even more menu functions appear on the display when a hand approaches the screen. Despite a range of features and functions unparalleled by previous systems, the new infotainment system’s operation remains intuitive and simple – as is typical of Volkswagen.

Gesture control. Gesture control works in various menus. A swipe gesture of the hand is all it takes to move the horizontally arranged menu items to the left or right. This enables the driver to scroll through the main menu, change radio stations, scroll forward or back through the playlist or browse in the Picture Viewer and in the music albums (CoverFlow). A light reflex and a visualised “hand symbol” indicate the contexts in which gesture control can be used. User operation is assisted by visual interactive feedback; a successfully executed swipe gesture is also acknowledged by a sound effect that may be deactivated.

Maximum features. The range of equipment offered with the Discover Pro system also includes an amplifier with 4x20 watts of output power, a DVD drive, one USB port (Apple compatible), two SD card slots, an AUX-IN port, an SSD drive with 10 GB of storage, a full range of music playback capabilities, a movie player, jukebox, podcast player, proximity sensor, voice control as well as navigation.

Apps for the Golf

App Connect. The latest generation Modular Infotainment Matrix creates the proper conditions for connecting the Golf with today’s Apple and Android smartphones via App Connect. That is because along with MirrorLink® (Android) App Connect integrates Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ (Google) into the infotainment systems.

Media Control. Volkswagen is offering an interface to the infotainment system for tablets (and smartphones) in the form of the Media Control app. The app can be used to control many infotainment system functions conveniently from a tablet. Passengers simply connect their tablet to the Discover Media or Discover Pro infotainment system via the WiFi hotspot. The systems that can be controlled include the radio, all audio and video sources (e.g. USB, CD, DVD, hard drive) as well as the navigation system. When music is selected, the Media Control menu displays information such as artist and album names, as well as an image of the cover. In addition to standard functions of the navigation menu, it is also possible to execute an Internet-based address search and use the results as destination inputs. Rear seat passengers can now also send the calendar events and address book entries of a tablet or smartphone to the infotainment system for use as navigation destinations. This makes Media Control a mobile extension of the infotainment system and an affordable Rear Seat Entertainment system for a new era.

Automated driving functions

More assistance systems in Golf than ever

Golf protects driver, passengers and pedestrians better than ever

If there was ever a model series to democratise progress, then it has been the Golf in its first seven generations. Systems such as ABS, ESP and later the whole broad spectrum of assistance systems came to be accepted as normal features by millions of people the world over thanks to the affordable Golf. It was, for example, one of the first cars in the compact class with Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Front Assist with City Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Traffic Alert, Park Assist, Driver Alert System, reversing camera (Rear View), Automatic Multi-Collision Braking System. The updated Golf continues this tradition. In the 2017 model year, Volkswagen is expanding the range of assistance systems.
Lane Assist: Lane Assist is a lane departure warning system that is designed to help reduce the likelihood of the vehicle leaving the road or crossing into on oncoming lane and therefore the risk of accident as a result of driver distraction or a lapse in concentration. The Lane Assist system monitors the road ahead with the aid of a camera (located near the interior rear-view mirror) which recognises lane markings and evaluates the position of the vehicle. If the vehicle starts to leave the lane, the Lane Assist system takes corrective steering action. If this is not sufficient the driver is warned about the situation by a steering vibration and is asked to take over the steering. Additionally, if no active steering movements by the driver are recognised for longer than approximately 8 seconds, a message will appear in the Multi-Function Display in conjunction with a warning tone. The corrective steering function can be overridden by the driver at any time and the system does not react if the turn indicator is set before crossing a lane marking.

Front Assist and City Emergency Braking
Safety in the city.
The Front Assist ambient traffic monitoring system uses a radar sensor to detect critical distance situations and thus help to shorten the braking distance, reducing the risk of a rear-end collision. The traffic ahead is monitored constantly by the radar at the front. If a vehicle is detected ahead of you in the lane, the distance and the speed relative to it are calculated. If the gap is closing too fast, Front Assist initially warns the driver by means of an audible as well as a visual signal. At the same time, the brake pads are brought into contact with the brake discs and the sensitivity of the Brake Assist is increased. This primes the braking system for a possible emergency stop. Furthermore, an automatic jolt of the brakes warns the driver of the danger. If the driver also fails to react to the warning jolt, Front Assist brakes automatically, helping to avoid a collision or reduce the severity of the accident.

The City Emergency Brake (City EB) function is a radar based emergency braking system designed to help a driver avoid a low-speed crash or to reduce its severity. At vehicle speeds below 30km/h, City EB monitors the area ahead of the car for vehicles which might present a threat of collision. If a collision is likely, City Emergency Braking first pre-charges the brakes and makes the emergency Brake Assist system more sensitive: if the driver should notice the risk, the car is ready to respond more quickly to their braking action. However, if the driver still takes no action and a collision becomes imminent, City Emergency Braking independently applies the brakes very hard. If the driver intervenes to try to avoid the accident, either by accelerating hard or by steering, City EB will deactivate and allow the driver to complete the avoidance manoeuvre.

Park Assist 3.0 – semi-autonomous parking and exiting 
Steers automatically.
Park Assist makes it possible to park semi-autonomously in any parking space that is parallel or perpendicular to the carriageway; in addition, the system can exit from parallel parking spaces. For perpendicular parking spaces, not only is parking in reverse supported; it is also possible to park in a forward direction semi-autonomously. The first generation of Park Assist helped the driver by performing automated steering for parallel parking. The second generation of Park Assist added automatic steering for reverse parking into spaces perpendicular to the carriageway, and it could handle smaller parallel parking spaces. In addition, automatic exiting from parallel parking spaces was then also possible. The third generation of Park Assist, which is now offered in the Golf, also makes it possible to park forwards into parking spaces semi-autonomously.

Proactive occupant protection system (PreCrash) – best possible safety
Being prepared.
The Golf is one of the first cars in its class to feature a proactive occupant protection system (PreCrash). The Golf update includes further refinement of the proactive occupant protection system. It also interacts intelligently with the Front Assist system to react to strong autonomous braking interventions and acute collision hazards to provide the best possible assistance for occupants in critical situations. If the proactive occupant protection system detects a potential accident situation – such as by the initiation of hard braking via an activated brake assistant – the seatbelts of the driver and front passenger are automatically pre-tensioned to ensure the best possible protection by the airbag and belt systems. When a highly critical and unstable driving situation is detected – such as severe oversteer or understeer with ESP intervention – the side windows and sunroof are also closed, except for a small gap. The reason: when the windows and roof arenearly closed, the head and side airbags absorb crash energy optimally and thereby achieve their best possible effectiveness.

Personalisation – individual settings are stored
ID is your key.
The number of convenience and assistance systems increases with each new generation of vehicles. Many of these systems are individually adjusted, often by different drivers of the car. This means that drivers constantly have to restore their personal settings. To simplify this, Volkswagen has conceptualised a method of personalisation. It involves combining the individual settings for a driver into a user account and saving them. Drivers can now call up user management to quickly activate their individual user account, which in turn calls up their individual settings. Drivers simply identify themselves by their car key, which takes place when the Golf is unlocked. This activates initial settings such as adjusting the position of the driver’s seat, which can now be saved using the memory function. An overview of settings that can be personalised in the

Golf, depending on the specific equipment version:

  • Exterior mirrors (passenger side mirror lowered in R gear)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Front Assist
  • Infotainment (navigation, radio station sorting, volume settings for such features as radio, phone and media)
  • Automatic climate control system
  • Instrument cluster/multifunction display
  • Lane Assist
  • Light and Sight (“leaving home” and “coming home” functions, rain sensor)
  • Park Assist
  • Locking/unlocking
  • Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert
  • Driver’s seat (for seats with memory function)

Many more standard features

All Golf cars feature Front Assist with City Emergency Braking, alloy wheels, infotainment system and LED tail lights as standard

Improved standard features. The key common denominator of the Golf 7.5 range is the further improved standard features across all versions. Even the base 110TSI version will now be enriched by additional features such as the potentially life-saving Front Assist with City Emergency Brake system, the Composition Media infotainment system with App Connect, LED daytime running lights and LED tail lights. Other standard features include alloy wheels, a stop-start system with regenerative braking. Moving up through the model grades, the Golf line-up of hatches and wagons gathers even more standard equipment.

Overview of key details of the individual trim versions

110TSI GOLF HATCHBACK
The range starts with Golf 110TSI with either a 6-speed manual ($23,990) or 7-speed DSG transmission ($26,490) and includes an unprecedented level of standard equipment, including Front Assist with City Emergency Brake (City EB), cruise control with speed limiter, a leather multi-function steering wheel, a Multi-Function Display (MFD Plus), Composition Media 8-inch audio system with App-Connect and Bluetooth, Rear View Camera, seven airbags, Driver Fatigue Detection system, Multi-collision brake, Extended Electronic Differential Lock (XDL), 16-inch ‘Hita’ alloy wheels, LED tail lights and LED daytime driving lights.

110TSI TRENDLINE GOLF HATCHBACK AND WAGON
The 110TSI Trendline is available with 6-speed manual ($24,990) or 7-speed DSG transmission ($27,490) with the Golf Wagon available from this level. DSG is standard on the 110TSI Trendline Wagon ($28,990). Additional equipment above the previous grade include automatic headlight function, rain sensing windscreen wipers, automatically dimming rear-view mirror, parking distance sensors, front and rear, 16-inch ‘Toronto’ alloy wheels, front seat lumbar adjustment, rear seat centre armrest with load through and cup holders, black roof rails (Wagon), and a luggage partition net for the Wagon. 

110TSI COMFORTLINE GOLF HATCHBACK AND WAGON

In many ways, the new Comfortline grade provides as much standard specification as the Highline grade when the Golf Mark 7 was launch in 2013. DSG is the standard transmission for the 110TSI Comfortline hatchback ($28,990) and Wagon ($30,490), along with a raft of additional equipment above the Trendline model grade. Standard features are Air Care dual zone climate control air conditioning, Discover Media 8” audio and navigation system, Media Control, 17-inch ‘Dijon’ alloy wheels, comfort front seats, chrome interior and exterior highlights, a storage drawer under the front passenger seat, a 12V outlet in luggage compartment and chrome roof rails for the Wagon.

110TSI GOLF HIGHLINE HATCHBACK AND WAGON
At the very top of the Golf hatch and Wagon specification lineup, the Highline offers features and equipment more often found in the luxury sector. In addition to the 110TSI engine, diesel becomes an option in the Highline hatchbackand Wagon, with the availability Volkswagen’s 2.0-litre 110kW/340Nm turbo diesel with 7-speed DSG. The 110TSI Highline hatchback is $34,490 and the Wagon is $35,990, while the 110TDI Highline hatchback is $36,990, and the Wagon is $38,490. Highline standard equipment offers front fog lights, comfort sport front seats, Vienna leather appointed upholstery with heated front seats in black or grey, electrically adjustable driver’s seat with memory function, electrically adjustable lumbar adjustment for driver’s seat, power folding door mirrors with memory function, keyless access, keyless entry and starting system (KESSY), 17-inch ‘Karlskoga’ alloy wheels, additional chrome interior and exterior highlights, interior ambient lighting strips, LED reading lights and front foot well lighting, carpet floor mats, LED headlights for low and high beam, Colour Multi-function Display (MFD Premium) and a Panoramic electric glass sunroof.

GOLF ALLTRACK
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.

GOLF ALLTRACK 132TSI
Starting from an all-new low price-point, the Alltrack 132TSI starts at RRP $34,490 and is the lowest price a 4MOTION-equipped vehicle has been available to customers. Like the previous Golf Alltrack, the new Alltrack 132TSI offers a raft of standard equipment features, which include Summitscloth interior trim, Air Care dual zone climate control air conditioning, Keyless Access, keyless entry and starting system (KESSY), leather multi-function steering wheel with cruise control, driving profile selection with off-road mode, Composition Media 8-inch audio system with App-Connect, LED interior ambient lighting, Rear View Camera (RVC), seven airbags, a Driver Fatigue Detection system, Multi-collision Brake, XDL, 17-inch ‘Valley’ alloy wheels, Front Assist with City Emergency Brake (City EB), front fog lights, automatic headlights and rain sensing windscreen wipers, automatically dimming rear-view mirror, parking distance sensors in both front and rear, and LED tail lights and daytime driving lights.

GOLF ALLTRACK PREMIUM
For those wishing to further enhance and personalise their Golf Alltrack, the Golf Alltrack Premium offers the best of everything. The Golf Alltrack 132TSI Premium ($38,490) runs the 1.8 litre turbo petrol engine, while the all-new Golf Alltrack 135TDI Premium ($40,990) uses a new 2.0 turbo diesel with 380Nm and 7-speed DSG, the most powerful diesel yet used in an Australian Golf. As the name suggests, Golf Alltrack Premium models offer exceptional levels of standard equipment and convenience systems above the Golf Alltrack 132TSI. Standard fitout includes comfort sport front seats, Vienna leatherappointed upholstery, heated front seats, Discover Media with an 8-inch display and satellite navigation, Media Control functionality, LED headlights with dynamic cornering lights, Colour Multi-function Display (MFD Premium) and carpet floor mats.

1.4-litre 110kW TSI engine standard across the Golf range

New diesel engine and DSG transmission for new Golf Alltrack Premium model

An all-new standard of performance for all Golf models

The latest edition of the Golf will once again herald a new benchmark of standard performance and fuel efficiency. When Volkswagen Australia launched the Mk 7 Golf range in 2013, the model line-up included a 92kW petrol engine for all Golf, Trendline and Comfortline models, and a 103kW petrol engine in Highline specification. With the launch of the heavily updated Golf 7.5 model range, Volkswagen Australia is offering its 110kW petrol engine as standard across its petrol Golf hatch and wagon model ranges.

Similarly, the Golf Alltrack range also offers excellent performance with frugal fuel economy. Returning in the range is 132kW TSI engine for Alltrack and Alltrack Premium models, while a new 135kW TDI engine, with a whopping 380Nm of torque, is also available for the Alltrack Premium.

1.4 TSI with 110 kW. At the new entry point for petrol models, Volkswagen gives the new Golf a 1.4-litre TSI, which develops 110kW between 5,000 and 6,000 rpm. The petrol engine combined with 6 speed manual transmission has a combined fuel consumption of 5.7 l/100 km (133 g/km CO2). The sixteen-valve, four-cylinder engine, which generates an impressive 250 Nm of torque from 1,500 to 3,500 rpm, propelling the Golf 1.4 TSI to 100 km/h in just 8.2 seconds.
Driving performance and fuel consumption figures for the Golf Wagon 1.4 TSI with 110kW: 0-100 km/h in 8.6 seconds, fuel consumption 5.6 l/100 km (equates to 131 g/km CO2).

1.8 TSI with 132 kW. A 1.8-litre TSI with 132kW (4,500 to 6,200 rpm) that is both torque-strong and refined is reserved for the all-wheel drive Golf Alltrack. The four-cylinder engine delivers a maximum torque of 280 Nm to the drive axles from 1,350 to 4,500 rpm. 0-100-km/h sprint: 7.8 seconds. The Golf Alltrack 1.8 TSI, which is always fitted with a 6- speed DSG, has a combined fuel consumption of 6.8 l/100 km (160 g/km CO2).

Diesel engines (TDI) in detail

2.0 TDI with 110 kW. The 110kW 2.0-litre TDI is available in the Highline grade of the Golf hatch and Golf Wagon. The four-cylinder engine has two balancer shafts which make it run very smoothly. In the Golf hatch, combined fuel consumption is just 4.9 l/100 km (129 g/km CO2). The engine develops its maximum power between 3,500 and 4,000 rpm; its maximum torque of 340 Nm is available at a low 1,750 rpm (up to 3,000 rpm). The Golf 2.0 TDI Highline hatch accelerates to 100 km/h in 8.6 seconds.

The following figures are achieved by the Golf 2.0 TDI Wagon: Fuel consumption 5.0 l/100 km (132 g/km CO2) and 0-100 km/h in 8.9 seconds.

2.0 TDI with 135 kW. Volkswagen is using a powerful version of the 2.0-litre TDI, which has a power output of 135kW between 3,500 and 4,000 rpm, in the Golf Alltrack Premium. Two balancer shafts result in very smooth running for this engine as well. An impressive maximum torque of 380 Nm is available at a low 1,750 rpm and remains constant up to 3,000 rpm. This strong unit accelerates the Golf Alltrack to 100 km/h in just 7.8 seconds. Considering this driving performance data, the car’s combined fuel consumption is very low at 5.4 l/100 km (142 g/km CO2).

Optional Packages
While there has never been a Golf model with better standard equipment across the range, customers who wish to further specify their vehicle above standard have a choice of a number of optional packages, which offer new heights of convenience and infotainment technology.

Driver Assistance Package (RRP $1500) 
For Trendline, Comfortline and Highline models, the optional Driver Assistance Package offers a number of convenience features, including Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Lane Assist, Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Traffic Alert, Park Assist, Proactive occupant protection system, Driving Profile Selection and the personalisation function, which customizes the cars settings to unique user profiles.

Infotainment Package (RRP $2,300)
Golf Comfortline and Highline customers can choose to equip the optional Infotainment Package to their vehicle, which brings the latest in technologies to the Golf’s cockpit. The Package includes Active Info display, Discover Pro 9.2-inch satellite navigation system with gesture control and voice control, and a Dynaudio Excite 400W premium audio system with 10-channel digital amplifier and subwoofer.

R-Line Package (RRP $2,500)
A popular item with Volkswagen customers, the optional R-Line Package is once again offered for Golf Highline vehicles, and adds unique, performanceoriented exterior and interior design cues, along with several technical features. The R-Line Package consists of: R-Line exterior and interior styling (including unique, R-Line carbon-style, leather interior trim), 18-inch ‘Sebring’ alloy wheels, progressive steering, Sports suspension and dark-tinted rear and rear side window glass.

Golf Alltrack Driver Assistance Package (RRP $1800)
Golf Alltrack customers also have the opportunity to further specify their vehicle with a Drive Assistance Package, which includes Active Info Display (with off-road configuration unique to the Alltrack), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Lane Assist, Park Assist and Proactive occupant protection system.

Alltrack Premium Sport Luxury Package ($2900)
For customers who want the best of everything, the all-inclusive, optional Sport Luxury Package combines capability with creature comforts, lifting the already impressive setup of the Alltrack Premium exponentially. The package includes 18-inch ‘Kalamata’ alloy wheels, steering wheel-mounted gearshift paddles, panoramic electric glass sunroof, electrically adjustable driver’s seat with memory, electrically adjustable driver’s lumbar support, power folding door mirrors with memory function and dark-tinted rear and rear side windows,which are 65% light absorbing. 

Alltrack Premium Infotainment Package ($2300):
As offered in the Golf hatch and Wagon range, the optional Infotainment Package is available on Golf Alltrack Premium models, and includes Active Info Display (with unique off-road configuration for the Alltrack), Discover Pro 9.2” satellite navigation system with gesture control and voice control and the Dynaudio Excite 400W premium audio system with 10-channel amplifier and sub-woofer.

Prices subject to change without notice. The Recommended Retail Price is a suggested retail price only. It does not take into account cost savings which may be realised by dealers under The New Tax System. Dealers have an independent obligation to comply with the price exploitation provisions in the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth), which may require them to adjust this RRP. Prices quoted are Manufacturer List Prices excluding dealer delivery charges, which may vary from dealer to dealer and statutory charges, which vary from state to state.