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Volkswagen Golf 1.0 eTSI Life 5dr DSG Petrol Estate

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Including:
  • 3 Years Insurance
  • 3 Years Servicing
  • 3 Years Tax
  • 3 Years Warranty
£2,149 Advance Payment

These prices are based on the Higher Rate Motability Component. Pricing and offers are correct at the date of publication and are subject to confirmation. Pricing may not be accurate as pricing is updated quarterly. Unless otherwise stated, metallic paint at extra cost. Library image for illustration purposes only.

Fuel: Petrol

Body: Estate
Trans: Automatic

Rain sensor, ABS, Wireless app connect, Lane assist, eCall - Emergency call service for SOS calls to emergency response, Auto dimming rear view mirror, Soul dashboard, Premium USB cable in choice of either Apple or Android smartphone compatibility...

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MPG

Mpg stands for miles per gallon, and is used to show how far your car is able to travel for every gallon (or 4.55 litres) of fuel it uses. The combined WLTP fuel economy figure provides a general overview of a car's fuel consumption over a variety of speeds and road types.

Insurance Group

Insurance groups range from 1 to 50 and dictates the cost of the vehicles insurance. The higher the group, the higher the insurance will be for the vehicle.

Performance (BHP)

BHP rates the engine performance of vehicles and stands for the brake horsepower.

CO2 (g/km)

CO2 is the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the vehicle in grams per kilometre travelled, the lower the CO2 emissions the cleaner the vehicle is for the environment.

Number Of Seats

The total number of seats in the vehicle.

Road Tax

Road Tax is based upon the CO2 emissions of the vehicle and is split into 13 bands from A to M. The higher the letter the greater the cost of tax paid to drive the vehicle on public roads. In addition to the road tax detailed below, any vehicle that had a manufacturers retail price in excess of £40,000 when first sold, attracts a road tax supplement of an additional £320 per year. This is charged until the vehicle is 6 years old.

Ten Second Review

Volkswagen's current emphasis on SUVs hasn't stopped the brand from also bringing us this eight generation version of the Golf estate. It's smarter, much more sophisticated and offers plenty of electrified engine tech. Plus it can offer a far large load area than any comparably priced compact crossover. If you're not particularly enamoured with SUVs and want a family model of this size, you might really like it.

Background

Given that estates are designed to haul a hefty amount of gear around, the concept of a compact estate at first seems one destined to crash and burn. And so it has proved. No matter which hugely successful product line you choose - Volkswagen Golf, Ford Focus, Vauxhall Astra or Renault Megane - its estate variant has added but a nominal amount to the overall sales figures. Accept that this is the way it is - and is destined to stay - and it's easier to get to grips with this latest Golf Estate. Sold alongside the Golf five door hatch, the Golf Estate offers another alternative for those wanting a family Volkswagen of this size but not quite prepared to step up to a Tiguan compact SUV or a Touran MPV. And the car itself? Well, after eight model generations, it would perhaps be a little surprising if Volkswagen didn't have the hang of building Golfs by now.

Driving Experience

Get under the skin of this latest generation Volkswagen Golf Estate and you'll find a modular MQB chassis that's only lightly evolved from the underpinnings used by the previous generation model. But there's significant change beneath the bonnet. For petrol people, things kick off with a 1.0-litre TSI unit with 110PS, which when ordered in DSG guise can be had with the brand's latest eTSI 48V mild hybrid tech. Most Golf Estate customers though, are going to want a larger engine than that, probably the 1.5-litre TSI petrol unit, offered in either 130 or 150PS states of tune. Choose auto transmission with this engine and you'll get the eTSI mild hybrid tech included. There are also a couple of 2.0 TDI diesel options, either a 115PS unit with a manual gearbox or a 150PS variant with the option of DSG auto transmission. The diesel unit features in 200PS form in the SUV-style 'Alltrack' model, which continues, as before using the brand's permanent 4WD system and offering increased ground clearance and an all- terrain look including specific bumpers. Across the Golf Estate range, as usual, there's the option of Volkswagen's 'DCC' 'Dynamic Chassis Control' adaptive damping system which works with a 'Driver Profile' driving modes system offering 'Eco', 'Comfort', 'Sport' and 'Individual' settings. And of course there's extra camera-driven tech, including an optional 'Travel Assist' system which combines Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane assist to allow 'hands-free' driving at speeds of 130mph. Which sounds vaguely alarming but which Volkswagen assures us is a significant safety aid.

Design and Build

This time round, Volkswagen has tried to make the exterior design of this station wagon variant a little more clear-cut and dynamic. The front end is obviously the same as that of the hatch but further back, the Estate features a roof section that becomes flatter towards the rear as well as a coupe-type, angled rear window. The headlights and tail light clusters now feature LED technology. This eighth generation design is 4,633mm long and now boasts a wheelbase of 2,686mm (a 66mm increase over its predecessor). Volkswagen has used virtually all of that extra wheelbase length to benefit cabin space - especially in the rear where there's now 48mm more room to stretch out. The 611-litre boot's fractionally bigger too (6-litres larger) which maintains this model's class-leading status in that regard. With the car loaded up to the roof liner, the volume increases to 1,642-litres (an increase of 22-litres). Up front, there's a radical difference over the previous model with a contemporary cabin dominated by a couple of screens. There's a 10-inch centre-dash infotainment monitor with the usual features - including 'Apple CarPlay'/'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring which can now be operated wirelessly. Complementing this is a 10.25-inch 'Digital Cockpit' TFT instrument display screen - the largest in the segment. Elsewhere, virtually all the traditional switches and buttons have made way for touch-sensitive ones - though buttons on the steering wheel and door panel do remain, as does the dash one for the hazard flashers.

Market and Model

Most Golf Estates will be sold in the £25,000 to £30,000 bracket and the range is mainly based around 'Life' and 'Style' levels of trim, plus sporty 'R-Line'-spec and the standalone 'Alltrack' variant at the top of the range. This model shares virtually all its engineering with two close rivals - estate versions of the SEAT Leon and the Skoda Octavia. Obvious competitors from other brands include estate versions of the Ford Focus, the Vauxhall Astra, the Peugeot 308, the Renault Megane, the Hyundai i30, the Kia Ceed, the Toyota Corolla and the Fiat Tipo. Standard equipment across the range includes a 10-inch centre-dash infotainment screen with an operating interface that responds to the command 'Hey Volkswagen', followed by whatever you want to ask. Also standard are the full-LED headlights and the 10.25-inch 'Digital Cockpit' instrument binnacle screen. Entry-level cars run on 16in wheels, but higher levels gain 17-inch rims, plus extra ambient lighting options, chrome exhausts and leather trim options. Across the range, enhanced standard features include a Lane Assist lane departure warning system, a Front Assist with City Emergency Braking System and Pedestrian Monitoring, plus a new oncoming vehicle braking when turning function. Volkswagen also says that this MK8 Golf Estate will be upgradeable, so if required, features like adaptive cruise control, light assist and a wi-fi hotspot can be added and enabled after you bought the car.

Cost of Ownership

Across the range, WLTP fuel consumption is claimed to have improved by around 10%. The base 1.0 TSI petrol unit manages WLTP returns of up to 51.4mpg on the combined cycle and up to 125g/km of CO2. The mild hybrid 48-volt electrical system that features on the volume 1.5-litre petrol Golf Estate models should allow for a decent improvement in running cost efficiency. It recovers energy that would otherwise be wasted when slowing down, redeploying up to 16hp and 25Nm of electric boost under acceleration. The top 150PS version of the 1.5 TSI petrol unit manages up to 49.6mpg on the WLTP cycle and up to 129g/km. If you'd rather have one of the TDI diesel units, you'll find that both are cleaner than before, with changes claimed to cut CO2 emissions by 17%. The 2.0 TDI EVO 115PS unit manages up to 61.4mpg on the WLTP cycle and 120g/km of CO2. The car's coasting function (available with DSG auto transmission) further aids efficiency, as does a redesigned AdBlue delivery system that cuts nitrogen oxide emissions across the TDI range by 80%. And warranties? Well the standard package is three years and 60,000 miles. We can't see why Volkswagen couldn't extend that mileage limit to 100,000 miles, since that what you get on its mechanically very similar Caddy model. Doing that though, wouldn't give Volkswagen dealers so much of an opportunity to sell extended warranty packages. There's one for four years and 75,000 miles or, if you plan to see a bit more of the world in your Golf Estate, there's a five year / 90,000 mile package.

By Jonathan Crouch

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Key Standard Features*

  • Solid - Urano grey
  • Remote central locking with SAFELOCK and Start/Sop button (Keyless Go)
  • Solid paint
  • Three spoke leather trimmed multifuction steering wheel with gear knob
  • Heat insulating tinted glass in side and rear windows
  • Front windscreen washers and wipers with 4x interval delay
  • Discover navigation system - 10" touch screen, FM and DAB, USB C socket connection, Title and cover art display, Bluetooth connectivity + 6 speakers
  • Front and rear ultrasonic parking sensors, audible with audio volume reduction when activated + optical parking display via vehicles infotain system
  • Multifunction camera for distance control
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Dynamic headlight range control
  • LED headlights incorporating turn signals
  • Maze cloth - Soul
  • Maze cloth - Storm grey
  • 16" Norfolk alloy wheels with anti theft wheel bolts
  • Tyre mobility kit Includes 12V compressor and tyre sealant

Body Glass

  • Rain sensor
  • Front and rear electric windows
  • Heated rear windscreen
  • Rear windscreen washer and wiper with interval delay
  • Heat insulating glass windscreen

Brakes

  • ABS
  • Rear disc brakes
  • Front disc brakes
  • Electronic parking brake with auto hold
  • ESC (Electronic Stability Control)

Communication

  • Wireless app connect
  • Car2X communication

Driver Aids

  • Lane assist
  • Driver alert system
  • Dynamic road sign display
  • Adaptive cruise control (ACC) with speed limiter and front assist (reacting to vehicles pedestrians and cyclists)

Driver Information

  • eCall - Emergency call service for SOS calls to emergency response
  • Active Info Display Digital Cockpit Pro - 10.25" high resolution TFT dash display screen with customisable menus and information
  • Warning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened
  • Speedo, rev counter, electronic odometer, trip, service interval display, exterior temperature and fuel gauge

Driving Mirrors

  • Auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Body colour door mirrors with integrated indicators
  • Electrically heated and adjustable door mirrors with memory feature

Embellishment Trims

  • Soul dashboard
  • Nature cross brushed decorative inserts

Entertainment

  • Premium USB cable in choice of either Apple or Android smartphone compatibility

Exterior Body Features

  • Black roof rails
  • Body colour door handles
  • Body colour bumpers
  • Body colour rear roof spoiler

Exterior Lights

  • Highway light
  • Welcome light
  • Rear fog light on one side and reversing lights on both sides
  • LED License plate illumination
  • Automatic headlamp activation with Coming home and Leaving home feature
  • Rear lights incorporating LED technology
  • High level 3rd brake light

Interior Features

  • Storm grey roof lining
  • Woven fabric storage compartments in front and rear doors
  • Centre console
  • Glovebox
  • Front centre armrest with storage compartment
  • Front cupholders x 2
  • 12V socket in luggage compartment
  • Height and reach adjustable steering wheel
  • Removable luggage compartment cover
  • 12V socket in front centre console

Interior Lights

  • Front reading lights x 2 incorporating LED technology
  • Ambient lighting, exterior illuminated styling elements at the sides
  • Luggage compartment lighting

Safety

  • Mobile phone interface with wireless inductive charging function
  • Two tone horn
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 3 point height adj front seatbelts + pretensioners
  • Front and rear passengers curtain airbag system including front side airbags
  • Extended pedestrian protection measures
  • Driver and front passenger airbag with front passenger airbag deactivation
  • 3 rear three point seatbelts
  • Drivers and front passengers safety optimised head restraints

Seats

  • Split folding backrest with centre armrest and unsplit rear seat bench
  • Isofix child seat preparation for 2 rear child seats and front passenger seat
  • Height adjustable front seats
  • Front seat lumbar support adjuster
  • 3 rear head restraints

Security

  • Electronic engine immobiliser
  • Alarm with interior protection and deactivation via infotainment system
  • Start/Stop function

Transmission

  • XDS electronic differential lock for improved traction and handling

Vanity Mirrors

  • Drivers and front passengers sun visors with vanity mirrors

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs) 10.6
  • Engine Power - BHP 110
  • Engine Power - KW 81
  • Engine Power - PS True
  • Engine Power - RPM 5500
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT 148
  • Engine Torque - NM 200
  • Engine Torque - RPM 2000
  • Top Speed 126

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