Now it is possible to order nearly all versions of the new Volkswagen Golf. This also means that pre-sales have launched for the entry-level version with 63 kW / 85 PS. The Golf 1.0 TSI Trendline1 at this power level costs €17,850, its price has not risen one cent despite substantially improved features.
In addition, it is now also possible to order the Golf 2.0 TDI 4MOTION4 all-wheel specialist and the Golf R2 which now has a power output of 228 kW / 310 PS. Since the beginning of December it has been possible to configure all Golf and Golf Variant models of the Trendline, Comfortline and Highline equipment lines as well as the Golf Alltrack and the Golf GTI5.
The 63 kW / 85 PS1 Golf has a 1.0-liter TSI that is being used here for the first time; the efficient turbocharged direct-injection petrol engine consumes just 4.8 l/100 km. The Golf 2.0 TDI 4MOTION4 with 110 kW / 150 PS is also launching now as the all-wheel version of the diesel models (from 29,600 Euros / from 30,750 Euros as a Golf Variant6). Like new VW Golfs, they too are now fitted with LED tail lights and the new Composition Color infotainment system as standard.
Golf R2 and Golf R Variant3 play in a league of their own. The power output of the Golf R2 (from 40,675 Euros with manual gearbox / Golf R Variant from 44,800 Euros with DSG3) was boosted for model year 2017. This model, the most powerful Golf, now develops 228 kW / 310 PS (10 PS increase) and transfers 400 Nm of torque (20 Nm more) to the all-wheel drive system. Fitted in this way, the Golf R2 accelerates to 100 km/h in just 4.6 seconds.
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Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia, in 2016, split the Golf MK7 into two separate variants to better address the needs of local customers. While the pre-facelift Golf TSI had a sticker price of RM163,888 (sans insurance and other incidentals), the new variants promise to keep the current model chugging along until the next generation debuts in a couple of years.
The base “Comfortline” can be had for only RM149,888 while the kitted up “Highline” goes for only RM159,888, which is still cheaper than the single variant that it replaces while offering quite a bit of extra features that cost quite a bit to implement…