New Volkswagen Golf priced from £23,875

Published 05 February 2020

Dealers will start taking orders for the eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf tomorrow, with prices starting from £23,875.

Buyers will initially be available to choose from two trim levels and four engine/gearbox combinations.

The entry-level Life model is expected to be the biggest seller in the UK, with standard equipment including 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic LED headlights and parking sensors for the front and rear. Ambient lighting in 10 different colours is also standard, as is a 10.25-inch digital instrument display. There's also a 10-inch infotainment system with navigation.

Style specification adds 17-inch alloy wheels and LED 'plus' headlights, while the interior features sports comfort seats. There are also wooden decorative inserts and three-zone climate control.

A sporty R-Line model will join the two starting trim levels at a later date, as well as the usual Estate, GTE, GTI, GTD and R variants.

At launch, the petrol engine line-up is made of a 1.5-litre TSI available with 130 or 150PS. Both are combined with a six-speed manual gearbox.

Diesel options include 115 or 150PS 2.0-litre units, the former with a six-speed manual transmission. The more powerful diesel comes with a seven-speed DSG transmission as standard.

Volkswagen's popular 1.0-litre three-cylinder TSI petrol engine will follow later in the year, as well as eTSI 48V mild-hybrid versions of the 1.0- and 1.5-litre petrols.


Engineer Andy    on 5 February 2020

£24k for an entry-level Golf?! Jeez.

Jacobs Dad    on 7 February 2020

I think your starting price VW is a bit on the steep side. No thank you! I'll go the the land of sensible prices cars. Your taking advantage of people although your PR people do a great job on marketing the reality of paying for an image for an avridge reliability vehicle is more than having a laugh!

gavsmit    on 7 February 2020

It's only going to get worse - all car manufacturers are up to it!

City cars leaping by a starting price of over £3000 (Hyundai i10), superminis starting at just shy of £20k (Peugeot 208), and now this small family hatch Golf starting at £24k!

Then they wonder why less people are buying new cars and blaming things like BREXIT!

It's obvious they are using whatever excuses they can to fleece people of their money before we are all either forced to travel in automated electric boxes or banned from driving completely.

   on 7 February 2020

Neck end of 25k .... good luck with that !
Market will dictate the price not VW

Galad    on 7 February 2020

Nice car but what puts me off is the prospect of having to replace the timing belt at 4 years presenting a bill of at least £400 plus the servicing cost of up to £200 just to keep the car on the road.

   on 8 February 2020

As far as I can see, this starting price is for the mid range cars, so the 1.0TSIs will be around 10% less expensive (I'll not say cheaper). It seems odd to have to replace the timing belts at 4 years, are we talking sub standard or even cheap parts...think of a 4 year PCP ending, next day you or the following owner is presented with a £4-500 bill straight away (inc the water pump and other belts recommended at the same time).

Am not sure about digital or swipe and voice controls, never needed such "nonsense" to drive a car before...I do like the front and rear parking sensors on my current Mk6 though.

Perhaps it's time to grab the outgoing Mk7 or downsize to the Polo.


Bilboman    on 9 February 2020

The sticker price on new cars is a total irrelevance. Some manufacturers (fewer and fewer now) engage in discounting shenanigans, and the vast majority of new cars are "bought" (more like rented) on PCP or leased by companies. No one will pay 24 grand for a Golf, the same way that no homebuyer will shell out exactly half a million for a new house.

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