The new Volkswagen Golf Match Edition models – Hatch, Estate and SV – arrive to replace the Golf SE and SE Nav and signal the beginning of the end for the current Golf.
You’d be forgiven for thinking Volkswagen has forgotten that the Golf is the bedrock of its business as it spends billions to re-invent itself as an EV-building evangelist for an electric car future.
Fortunately, someone has given VW a nudge and reminded them they still build the ICE Golf and that it’s due to be replaced by the Mk 8 Golf next year, so they’ve rolled out the new Golf Match (yes, old German humour still survives at ‘Green’ VW) as a farewell model for the current mainstream models, replacing the Golf SE and SE Nav.
You can have your new Golf Match as a Hatch, Estate or SV (that’s MPV in English), complete with new alloy wheel design, front fog lights, Discover Nav and tinted back windows and, say VW, make a like-for-like saving of £300 compared with the displaced SE Nav spec. You lucky people.
That means you can have a Golf Match Hatch from £20,545, a Golf Match Estate from £22,420 and a Golf Match SV from £22,780, although you’ll spend more if you want anything other than the 1.0 TSI with manual ‘box, with options including the 1.5 TSI, 1.6 TDI and 2.0 TDI and, across the whole engine range, the option of the 7-speed DSG.
But if you want something with a bit more pizzazz than a Golf Match, VW has also titivated the Golf GTI Performance and Golf R with keyless, rear view camera and lane assist with dynamic to tempt buyers in.
The new VW Golf Match models are now available to order at VW’s UK showrooms, with first customer cars due next month.