Volkswagen’s UK division has introduced a Match Edition for the ever popular Golf hatchback.
You pay an extra £100 and Volkswagen will give you in return more than £1,100 worth of kit, including a Discover Navigation infotainment system featuring a 6.5-inch touchscreen display and full European mapping. It also gets adaptive cruise control (ACC) with front assist, emergency braking and PreCrash preventive occupant protection. The list of standard equipment includes 16-inch “Dover” alloys, front & rear parking sensors, automatically-folding door mirrors (with puddle lights), automatic wipers and headlights, fog lights, Driver Profile Selection and an automatically dimming rearview mirror.
Like all the other Golfs sold in United Kingdom, this higher specification Match Edition comes with seven airbags, ABS with ESC, an XDS electronic differential lock and an automatic post-collision braking system. You also get a stop/start system (with battery regeneration) that cuts fuel consumption when driving in the city while an eight-speaker sound system provides the aural entertainment.
Pricing kicks off at £19,840 for the three-door frugal Golf Match BlueMotion Edition equipped with a three-cylinder, 1.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine that delivers 115 PS to the front wheels through a six-speed manual. The most expensive Golf Match money can buy is the five-door model that pairs a 150 PS 2.0 TDI to a six-speed DSG for £24,840.
Volkswagen UK is already taking orders and will kick off deliveries in January 2016. Later the same year, the facelifted Golf VII will be introduced and word on the street indicates the model will actually be sold as a Golf VIII.