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1st July, 2013

Launched ahead of the recent controversy that resulted in Volkswagen recalling over 25,000 vehicles in Australia, the new model VW Golf is the seventh generation of Volkswagen's most popular car.

This seventh generation Golf resets the standard for VW with improved dynamics, safety, fuel efficiency and value.

The new Golf improves on the older car but does not cost any more.

The new Volkswagen Golf delivers a design with improvements to key areas: its weight has been reduced, thereby reversing the often cited upward weight spiral. Fuel economy has improved by a maximum of 16 per cent, depending on engine selection. In addition, Volkswagen is equipping the Golf with new assistance systems – some as options, and some as standard.

The hunt for every last gramme of weight saving did not lead to advances being achieved at the expense of steps backwards in other areas. Volkswagen has demonstrated that the Golf stands more than ever for a democratisation of progress and for a high standard in every detail: with added space; new pioneering safety systems such as the multi-collision brake system and advanced fuel efficiency measures such as BlueMotion Technology as standard.

As Volkswagen understands the need Australian drivers have to cover long distances in a single trip, all Golf 7s delivered to Australia also come standard with a potentially life-saving driver fatigue detection system, which analyses driving style in the initial kilometres of a trip, and then monitors the driver’s steering and response patterns, recommending regular breaks upon detecting lapses in driver concentration.

Further adding to the comprehensive array of standard equipment are features that were previously reserved for high performance models, in this case the Extended Differential Lock (XDL) - which debuted with the Golf GTI - now fitted across the range.

Inside, occupants will not only appreciate the more spacious and practical interior but will find an infotainment system with a 5.8-inch display which responds to touch, as well as ‘smartphonestyle’ swipe and zoom hand gestures to scroll through media content. The new Golf’s infotainment system is USB, SD card and Bluetooth enabled.

In conjunction with the increase in standard features, the range has been simplified both in terms of options and powertrain. All models offer new levels of comfort and practicality, with an extra 30 litres of boot space and more legroom for passengers in the rear. The handbrake is replaced with an electronic parking brake, which frees more space in the cabin, allowing for greater storage space. The Golf’s innovative Eco Tip function, which gives drivers advice on ways to save fuel while driving, further adds value and convenience to customers.

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All models in the new VW Golf range boast the next generation platform and engines. The new entry model, 90TSI Golf 7, replaces the 77TSI Golf 6, with a more powerful and fuel efficient engine delivering refinement, comfort, value, safety and practicality.

The 90TSI Comfortline offers a comprehensive array of standard features including a rear-view camera, front and rear parking sensors, rain sensing windscreen wipers, auto dimming rear-view mirror and automatic headlights, plus dual-zone climate control air conditioning and alloy wheels.

For the first time in the Golf line-up, the Highline specification in available in conjunction with the 103TSI and 110TDI models.

Both petrol and diesel models come comprehensively equipped respectively with standard 7 or 6-speed DSG, alcantara and cloth trim, 17-inch alloy wheels and Discover Media Satellite Navigation. The performance and economy of both Highline engines is exceptional, with the 103TSI’s combined fuel consumption rated at 5.2l/100km. (copyright image)
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The new Volkswagen Golf 7 Pricing*

Golf 90TSI 6 Speed Manual $21,490*
Golf 90TSI 7 Speed DSG $23,990*
Golf 90TSI Comfortline 6 Speed Manual $24,990*
Golf 90TSI Comfortline 7 Speed DSG $27,490*
Golf 103TSI Highline 7 Speed DSG $31,990*
Golf 110TDI Highline 6 Speed DSG $34,490*

VW Golf Options

Metallic/Pearl Effect paint $500*
Driver assistance package - Comfortline & Highline $1,300*
Discover Media satellite navigation system - Comfortline (Std Highline) $950*
Panoramic electric glass sunroof - Highline $1,850*
Bi-Xenon headlights with LED daytime driving lights - Highline $2,150*
Vienna leather appointed upholstery - Highline $2,950*
Anti-theft alarm system - Comfortline & Highline $600*


* Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory charges (commonly known as on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice, as are the specifications.



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