Volkswagen has announced the 2015 Golf will be priced from $17,995 - excluding an $820 destination and handling fee - in the United States.

Set to go on sale in August, the entry-level Golf Launch Edition will be available exclusively as a three-door hatchback. Despite its affordable price tag, the model will come nicely equipped with air conditioning, power windows / locks, Bluetooth connectivity and an infotainment system with a 5.8-inch touchscreen display.

The Golf S starts at $18,995 and features all the aforementioned equipment as well as leatherette seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and 16-inch alloy wheels. The model also has Car-Net connected services and an optional six-speed automatic transmission that costs an additional $1,100.

The $24,495 Golf SE is available exclusively as a five-door hatchback and boasts automatic headlights, fog lights, rain-sensing windshield wipers and 17-inch alloy wheels. The car also has heated front seats, a rearview camera and a Fender audio system.

Moving up to the $26,995 Golf SEL adds "sport comfort" seats, automatic climate control andkeyless entry with a push button ignition. There's also ambient interior lighting and GPS navigation.

All the aforementioned models are powered by a turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 170 bhp (126 kW) and 200 lb-ft (270 Nm) of torque.

The Golf can also be equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel engine that cranks out 150 bhp (111 kW) and 236 lb-ft (319 Nm) of torque. The diesel variants closely mimic the petrol models in terms of features and pricing starts at $21,995 for the Golf TDI S. Likewise, the Golf TDI SE is priced from $25,495 while the Golf TDI SEL goes for $27,995.

Check out the press release for additional information

2015 Volkswagen Golf pricing announced (US)