Eighth-generation small hatch to go on sale in Might with extra tech, evolutionary look, and value rises.
- 2021 Volkswagen Golf value and specs
- ‘Mk8’ hatchback due in Might with extra tech, value rises as much as $4460
- Three ‘normal’ variants include a traditional computerized transmission
- IQ.Drive security suite normal throughout the vary
Australian pricing and specification particulars for the 2021 Volkswagen Golf have been launched, forward of the native launch in Might.
The eighth technology of Volkswagen‘s common small automotive will arrive in Australia with a alternative of three core Golf variants, all providing an evolutionary look, an all-new, screen-laden cabin, an upgraded security suite and, crucially for a lot of patrons, a traditional computerized transmission.
Costs are up throughout the vary to match the elevated ranges of ordinary tools, with some variants leaping in value by as much as $4460.
Above: UK- and European-market Golf fashions pictured above, with R-Line fashions above and prime, and a mid-spec, non-R-Line variant beneath.
All non-performance Golf fashions in Australia are powered by a carry-over 110kW/250Nm 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine, although the outgoing Mk7.5 mannequin’s out there seven-speed dual-clutch computerized transmission has been swapped for a conventional eight-speed torque-converter computerized, developed by Japan’s Aisin.
A six-speed handbook gearbox is obtainable within the entry-level mannequin. Claimed mixed gasoline financial system is rated at 5.8L/100km and 6.0L/100km for the automated and handbook transmission respectively, with the engine requiring 95- or 98-octane premium unleaded.
Opening the vary is the eponymous Golf, priced from $29,350 earlier than on-road prices with a handbook transmission ($33,490 drive-away), or $31,950 earlier than on-road prices with an auto ($35,990 drive-away).
That is up $3560 and $4160 respectively over the outgoing 110TSI Trendline base mannequin, earlier than on-road prices – although a bunch of extra options are fitted as normal to the brand new mannequin.
Customary tools on the bottom Golf features a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, an 8.25-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, fabric seat trim, ‘ornamental’ trim inlays, tri-zone local weather management, LED headlights and tail-lights, 16-inch ‘Norfolk’ alloy wheels, an electrical parking brake, auto start-stop, and extra superior unbiased multi-link rear suspension.
A full suite of ‘IQ.Drive’ lively security applied sciences are on supply, led by Journey Help, which mixes the adaptive cruise management, lane-keep help and lane-following help techniques to speed up, brake and centre the Golf inside its lane on freeways.
There’s additionally all-speed autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and bicycle owner detection and assist for intersections, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, automated parking, a reversing digital camera, driver fatigue monitoring, entrance and rear parking sensors, and a tyre stress loss alert.
Different normal security options embody a full suite of airbags, multi-collision braking (which applies the brakes after an accident to stop subsequent impacts), and a ‘proactive occupant safety system’, which makes use of sensors to detect an impending collision, and closes home windows, tightens seat belts and performs different actions to organize for the crash.
Above: UK-spec Volkswagen Golf R-Line inside.
The mid-spec Golf Life – priced from $34,250 earlier than on-road prices with a standard-fit auto, up round $4460 over the outgoing 110TSI Comfortline – options an up to date 10-inch infotainment display with wi-fi smartphone mirroring and satellite tv for pc navigation, whereas different additions embody 17-inch alloy wheels, an upgraded digital instrument cluster with distinctive customisable shows, Emergency Help (which safely brings the automobile to a halt if the motive force is detected to be incapacitated), Exit Help, and ‘consolation’ fabric seats.
It additionally provides keyless entry, push-button begin, 10-colour ambient LED lighting, power-folding exterior mirrors and wi-fi smartphone charging.
Golf Life patrons can select between the $1500 Sound & Imaginative and prescient and $2000 Consolation & Sound packages.
The previous contains an upgraded 480-watt Harman/Kardon sound system and a head-up show, whereas the latter contains ‘consolation’ sports activities seats trimmed in microfleece fabric, brushed metallic trim inlays, 30-colour ambient inside lighting and a panoramic sunroof.
Sitting atop the core Golf vary is the sport-themed Golf R-Line, priced from $37,450 earlier than on-road prices with an computerized transmission – identically priced to the outgoing 110TSI Highline with the non-compulsory R-Line bundle.
Extra tools contains 18-inch alloy wheels, sportier R-Line bumpers, 15mm-lower sports activities suspension, ‘progressive’ sports activities steering (borrowed from the efficiency GTI and R), (doubtless leather-based) sports activities seats, Carbon Gray trim inlays, LED ‘efficiency’ headlights, privateness glass and a sports activities steering wheel.
The Life’s $1500 Sound & Imaginative and prescient pack can also be out there on the R-Line, whereas the sporty mannequin additionally affords the choice of a standalone $1800 panoramic sunroof.
The front-wheel-drive, high-performance GTI will function the flagship Golf at launch, priced from $53,100 earlier than on-road prices – click on here for extra particulars on that mannequin.
Pure White is the usual, no-cost color throughout the vary, with Reflex Silver Metallic, Dolphin Gray Metallic and Atlantic Blue Metallic and Deep Black Pearlescent hues out there for an additional $600 on Golf and Golf Life variants, whereas Pomelo Yellow Premium Metallic attracts a $900 premium on these grades.
The R-Line shares decrease grades’ color palettes, although Reflex Silver Metallic is changed with Moonstone Gray Premium Metallic, whereas all non-white shades now value $300.
A five-year/unlimited-kilometre guarantee is normal, whereas ‘Care Plan’ servicing packages retail for $1100 for 3 years or $1900 for 5 years.
The 2021 Volkswagen Golf will go on sale in Australia in Might.
2021 Volkswagen Golf Australian pricing
- Golf handbook – $29,350
- Golf auto – $31,950
- Golf Life auto – $34,250
- Golf R-Line auto – $37,450
- Golf GTI auto – $53,100
Be aware: All costs exclude on-road prices.
2021 Volkswagen Golf value and specs