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Volkswagen Golf SV 2014 Road Test

Trim level

Engine derivative

CO2,
g/km

Combined mpg

Price,
£ RRP OTR

S

 

 

 

 

1.2-litre TSI 85 PS

5-spdman

114*

TBC

£18,875

1.2-litre TSI 110 PS

6-spdman

117

55.4

£19,885

1.2-litre TSI 110 PS

7-spdDSG

116

56.5

£21,300

1.4-litre TSI 125 PS

6-spdman

125

52.3

£20,645

1.4-litre TSI 125 PS

7-spdDSG

121

54.3

£22,060

1.6-litre TDI 90 PS

5-spdman

101*

72.4*

£20,695

1.6-litre TDI 110 PS

5-spdman

101*

72.4*

£21,650

1.6-litre TDI 110 PS

7-spdDSG

104

70.6

£23,065

BlueMotion

 

 

 

 

1.6-litre TDI 110 PS

6-spdman

95*

76.3*

£22,715

SE

 

 

 

 

1.4-litre TSI 125 PS

6-spdman

125

52.3

£21,580

1.4-litre TSI 125 PS

7-spdDSG

121

54.3

£22,995

1.6-litre TDI 110 PS

6-spdman

101

72.4

£22,585

1.6-litre TDI 110 PS

7-spdDSG

104

70.6

£24,000

2.0-litre TDI 150 PS

6-spdman

112

65.7

£23,950

2.0-litre TDI 150 PS

6-spdDSG

122

60.1

£25,365

GT

 

 

 

 

1.4-litre TSI 150 PS

6-spdman

130

50.4

£24,895

1.4-litre TSI 150 PS

7-spdDSG

126

51.4

£26,310

2.0-litre TDI 150 PS

6-spdman

115

64.2

£25,400

2.0-litre TDI 150 PS

6-spdDSG

125

58.9

£26,815

* Figures will be confirmed closer to the UK launch date.

Orders from 7th May 2014. First UK deliveries from 22nd July 2014.

EQUIPMENT AND TRIM

S Trim level includes:

15-inch steel wheels with 195/65 R15 tyres. Seven airbags, including a driver’s knee airbag, five three-point seatbelts, ABS with ESP, XDS electronic differential lock, automatic post-crash braking and ISOFIX tethers for two rear child seats. All models have stop/start and battery regeneration on overrun. The entry-level Composition Media system includes a 5.8-inch colour touchscreen, DAB digital radio, a CD player, MDI interface (for connecting iPod or MP3 player), Bluetooth telephone preparation and audio streaming and eight speakers, 40:20:40 split folding rear seatbacks, sliding rear seat bench. Also standard is ‘Climatic’ semi-automatic air conditioning, among a host of other features.

 

SE trim level adds:

16-inch alloy wheels with 205/55 R16 tyres. Standard ACC Adaptive Cruise Control Control with Front Assist and City Emergency Braking, which can even bring the vehicle to a complete halt if necessary, a Driver Alert System, PreCrash occupant protection that pre-tensions seatbelts and closes windows and sunroof, Driver Profile Selection (with four modes and five on DSG-equipped cars), rain-sensitive wipers, an automatically dimming rear-view mirror and dusk sensor (automatic driving lights).  Interior features include rear map reading lights, extra 12 socket, air vents in rear of console, drawers under front seats, tables on rears of front seat backrests, brushed stainless steel decorative inserts, and ‘Zoom/Micro’ cloth upholstery, along with a leather-trimmed handbrake grip, gear lever and multifunction steering wheel.  A black radiator grille with chrome trimmed-inserts wheels complete the exterior.

 

GT models add:

17-inch alloy wheels with 225/45 R17 tyres, 10mm lowered sports suspension, 65% tinted rear windows, front fog lights and air intakes with chrome surrounds, ‘Cherry Red’ rear light clusters, and heat-insulating dark-tinted rear glass.  Inside there are gloss black decorative inserts, Alcantara and cloth sports seats, LED reading lights, ambient lighting in the doors and centre console, electrically foldable door mirrors with puddle lights, and front and rear parking sensors with visual display.

As standard the GT comes with the Discover Navigation media system.  This includes a 5.8-inch colour touchscreen preloaded with European mapping data (with three years of free upgrades), traffic sign display, and twin SD card reader (as well as the same multimedia functionality as the Composition Media unit).

 

Optional Extras:

Optional equipment includes high beam assist, Lane Assist, ‘Side Scan’ blind spot monitor with camera operated parking assist to monitor ensuring safer egress when leaving a parking space. (Packaged along with Lane Assist), ACC adaptive chassis control and a rear-view camera.  Drivers can also select from a choice of alternative alloy wheels up to 18 inches in diameter, bi-xenon headlights, ‘Vienna’ leather upholstery (optionally with 12-way electrically adjustable front seats), 2Zone climate control, the Discover Pro navigation system with 8-inch colour touchscreen, keyless entry and a panoramic sunroof, among other options.

VW Golf SV Parking Screen

 

Wheels and tyres:

S - 6J x 15 wheels with 195/65 R15 tyres

SE - 6.5J x 16 alloy wheels with 205/55 R16 tyres

GT - 7J x 17 alloy wheels with 225/45 R17 tyres

Optional 18-inch alloy wheels with 225/40 R18 tyres.

All models except Bluemotion in the UK get a space saver spare wheel.

VW Golf SV 18 Inch Wheel

 

Warranty:

2 years unlimited mileage (free)

3 years or 60,000 miles whichever comes first (free)

4 years or 75,000 miles whichever comes first + £230

5 years of 90,000 miles whichever comes first + £550

 

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