Volkswagen Golf Plus (2009–2014)
New Golf Plus revealed
The new Volkswagen Golf Plus is available with four engines: two petrol and two diesel. These are the 1.4-litre 80 PS and 1.4-litre TSI 122 PS; plus 2.0-litre common rail TDI units with 110 and 140 PS. A variety of transmission options, including Volkswagens seven-speed DSG gearbox, are also available, as detailed below.
Volkswagens ParkAssist will be offered. This system has the ability to operate the steering automatically during reverse parallel parking manoeuvres. A rear-view camera, mounted behind the Volkswagen roundel on the bootlid, is also available as an option. The system, currently available on the new Golf, Tiguan and Passat CC, transmits an image and graphic guidelines to the dash-mounted radio or navigation screen to assist with parking.
The new Golf Plus is available to order from Volkswagen Retailers across the UK, with the first cars arriving at the end of April 2009.
1.4-litre S 80 PS 5-spd manual, 154g/km, 42.8mpg £14,410
1.4-litre S TSI 122 PS 6-spd manual, 152g/km, 43.5mpg £16,510
1.4-litre S TSI 122 PS 7-spd DSG auto, 146g/km, 44.8mpg £17,835
2.0-litre S TDI 110 PS 5-spd manual, 134g/km, 55.4mpg £17,285
1.4-litre SE TSI 122 PS 6-spd manual, 152g/km, 43.5mpg £17,860
1.4-litre SE TSI 122 PS 7-spd DSG auto, 146g/km, 44.8mpg £19,185
2.0-litre SE TDI 110 PS 5-spd manual, 134g/km, 55.4mpg £18,635
2.0-litre SE TDI 140 PS 6-spd manual, 135g/km, 55.4mpg £19,835
2.0-litre SE TDI 140 PS 6-spd DSG auto, 146g/km, 50.4mpg £21,185
Golf Plus BlueMotion introduced
Powered by a 1.6 TDI engine with a claimed 65.7mpg and 114g/km of CO2. Prices start at £17,570 on the road for the Golf Plus BlueMotion S, rising to £18,920 for the SE; that’s just £325 more than the equivalent standard Golf Plus S and SE models.
BlueMotion modifications include revised gear ratios in third, fourth and fifth, the addition of low rolling resistance tyres, a Start/Stop function and regenerative braking. The Start/Stop system allows the engine to shut down completely when the car is at a standstill before automatically restarting as soon as the clutch is depressed, ready to engage first gear and move off. Regenerative braking helps to utilise energy that would otherwise be lost during braking, so that in deceleration and braking phases the alternators voltage is boosted and used for bulk recharging of the cars battery.