The eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf is nearly right here.
Set to the touch down in Australia throughout Could, the 2021 Golf – Mk8 if you happen to’re enjoying the generations recreation – represents a major departure from the system laid down by those who got here earlier than.
It’s dearer than the Mk7.5 mannequin it replaces, ditches the DSG dual-clutch transmission within the mainstream vary, and comes with extra normal gear than earlier than.
On the top quality, the Golf GTI retains its DSG transmission and packs extra normal gear than the Mk7 mannequin, pushing its listing value above $50,000 for the primary time.
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Inside, the 2021 Golf trades the buttons and switches of the present mannequin for a set of touchscreens and contact sliders, whereas analogue gauges have been outed at even the underside finish of the vary.
The brand new Golf’s higher-tech, higher-priced push comes as Volkswagen Australia prepares for the mid-sized Tiguan SUV to overhaul its legendary hatchback as its best-selling automobile in Australia.
2021 Volkswagen Golf pricing
- 2021 Volkswagen Golf handbook: $29,350
- 2021 Volkswagen Golf: $31,950
- 2021 Volkswagen Golf Life: $34,250
- 2021 Volkswagen Golf R-Line: $37,450
- 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI: $53,100
All costs exclude on-road prices.
To get a extra correct concept of pricing you need to use the Volkswagen Golf configurator or the Golf GTI configurator to construct an value one in your individual specs. Moreover you need to use Volkswagen’s Finance Calculator to get an concept of repayments.
The mainstream Golf vary can be powered by a 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine in Australia, making 110kW of energy and 250Nm of torque.
It’s front-wheel drive and has an eight-speed torque converter automated or a six-speed handbook transmission.
The Golf GTI is powered by a growth of the EA888 engine utilized in its predecessor, good for a 6.3-second dash to 100km/h.
Yow will discover additional technical specs on the assorted engines supplied throughout the official Volkswagen Golf brochure or the Volkswagen GTI brochure.
The 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbo makes 180kW of energy and 370Nm of torque, despatched to the entrance wheels by means of a seven-speed moist dual-clutch transmission.
An digital locking entrance differential is normal to assist put the facility down.
Gasoline Economic system
The 2021 Volkswagen Golf with a 1.4-litre turbocharged engine consumes 5.8L/100km on the mixed cycle when paired with the automated, or 6.0L/100km with the six-speed handbook.
The 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI drinks 7.0L/100km on the mixed cycle.
The 2021 Volkswagen Golf hatchback measures 4284mm lengthy, 1789mm broad and 1456mm tall, with a 2636mm wheelbase.
That makes it 26mm longer, 10mm narrower and 4mm taller, with a 16mm longer wheelbase.
Boot area is a claimed 381L within the 2021 Golf.
Further dimension particulars might be discovered throughout the specs part of the official Volkswagen Golf brochure or the Volkswagen GTI brochure.
Servicing and Guarantee
The 2021 Volkswagen Golf is backed by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre guarantee.
Upkeep is required each 12 months or 15,000km and Volkswagen presents three- and five-year pay as you go service packages for $1100 or $1900 respectively.
The Golf GTI is dearer to service; a three-year plan prices $1450 and a five-year plan will set you again $2300.
The 2021 Volkswagen Golf has a five-star ANCAP score primarily based on testing carried out by Euro NCAP in 2019.
It scored 95 per cent for grownup occupant safety, 89 per cent for baby occupant safety, 76 per cent for susceptible street consumer safety, and 80 per cent for security help.
Commonplace security gear in Australia consists of:
- Autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and bike owner monitoring
- Multi-collision brake
- Lane-keeping help
- Entrance cross-traffic help
- Rear cross-traffic alert
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Parking sensors
- Reversing digicam
Choosing the Life or R-Line brings Emergency Help and Volkswagen’s exit warning system.
All fashions characteristic eight airbags as normal.
Yow will discover additional info on these security methods on the official Volkswagen Golf or the Volkswagen Golf GTI web site.
Commonplace gear within the Volkswagen Golf consists of:
- IQ Drive freeway driving assistant
- LED headlights
- Digital Cockpit (10.25-inch digital devices)
- 8.25-inch infotainment display screen with wi-fi Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Material seating
- 16-inch alloy wheels
Transferring to the Volkswagen Golf Life brings:
- Digital Cockpit Professional (configurable digital devices)
- 10-inch infotainment system with wi-fi Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Manufacturing facility satellite tv for pc navigation
- Microfleece material seating with brushed inlays
- 17-inch alloy wheels
Leaping to the Volkswagen Golf R-Line provides:
- Sport seats with leather-based trim
- 18-inch alloy wheels
- Lowered (15mm) R-Line suspension
- R-Line exterior trim
Atop the vary sits the Volkswagen Golf GTI, which options:
- Tartan-trimmed sport seats
- 18-inch alloy wheels
- Twin exhaust pipes
- GTI exterior trim and highlights
- Adaptive Chassis Management
Metallic or pearlescent paint is $600 ($300 on R-Line), and premium metallic paint is $900.
A trio of choices packages can be supplied. The primary is the Sound and Imaginative and prescient Bundle ($1500, GTI, R-Line, Life). It brings:
- Head-up show
- Harman/Kardon 480W premium sound system
The Consolation and Model Bundle ($2000, Life) provides:
- Microfleece-trimmed sport seats
- 30-colour ambient inside lighting
- Panoramic glass sunroof
The R-Line might be optioned with a panoramic glass roof for $1800.
The GTI is on the market with a novel Luxurious Bundle ($3800) that provides:
- Vienna leather-based trim
- Heated and ventilated entrance seats
- Powered driver’s seat with reminiscence
- Heated steering wheel
- Panoramic glass sunroof
To see a side-by-side comparability of all the usual options and choices supplied between every of the variants obtain the official Volkswagen Golf brochure or the Volkswagen GTI brochure.
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