New Volkswagen Golf Match edition gives more valueMatch specification is recognised for value

21 May 2010

Volkswagen Golf Match 2

Volkswagen Golf Match

Volkswagen is replacing the Golf SE with a new Golf Match specification, offering extra kit for a small increase in price.

The return of a Volkswagen Golf Match model is always greeted with enthusiasm, as it usually means more value for buyers. And the latest Match, which replaces the existing SE version, offers £1,600 in added equipment.

£1,600 more value

Upgrades to the Volkswagen Golf Match include 15-inch Croft alloy wheels, leather multifunction steering wheel, DAB digital radio, , front and rear parking sensors, and touchscreen stereo with six-CD autochanger.

This is in addition to a standard kit list already featuring air conditioning, alarm, cruise control, MP3 player connectivity, stability control and seven airbags.

BlueMotion technology available

Engine choices remain exactly as before, meaning 120bhp 1.4-litre TSI turbo petrol, 103bhp 1.6-litre TDI turbodiesel and 138bhp 2.0-litre TDI turbodiesel are available in Match specification.

All are available with an optional twin-clutch DSG transmission, offering automatic convenience with manual efficiency and control

Both diesels are also available as BlueMotion Technology versions – increasing their fuel economy and lowering emissions. The 1.6 TDI BlueMotion Technology returns 68.9mpg while emitting 107g/km CO2, and the 2.0 TDI BlueMotion Technology – a new introduction alongside the Match trim – manages 65.7mpg and 114g/km CO2.

The improvements are achieved via a Start/Stop system and brake energy regeneration that helps charge up the battery and reduce strain on the alternator.

The price for all this? £300 

Pricing for the new Volkswagen Golf Match starts at £17,730 for the 1.4 TSI three-door.

This represents a small £300 premium over the outgoing SE model – resulting in added customer value of £1,300. Volkswagen is also presently offering a fixed price three-year/30,000 mile servicing deal for £250.

First deliveries at the end of June.


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