In exactly a month's time to the day, Volkswagen will begin deliveries of the seventh generation of its Golf (which is already available for order), in Germany and other European countries.
The automaker is wasting no time enriching the range of the Golf Mk7, as VW announced today the addition of three new petrol engines, the option of 4Motion all-wheel drive on certain models, and a new “Driver Assistance Pack”.
The new engines that are available for order are the 104hp (105PS) 1.2-liter TSI BlueMotion Technology, the 120hp (122PS) 1.4-liter TSI BlueMotion Technology and the 138HP (140PS) 1.4-litre TSI with Active Cylinder Technology and BlueMotion Technology.
All three gasoline units may be combined with either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 7-speed dual clutch transmission (DSG).
VW's 4Motion all-wheel drive system is offered as an option in conjunction with a 6-speed manual gearbox on two diesel engines, the 104hp (105PS) 1.6-liter TDI BlueMotion Technology and the 148hp (150PS) 2.0-liter TDI BlueMotion Technology.
Finally, the German automaker has added a driver assistance package on the options list of the Comfortline and Highline trim grades. The package starts at €1,690 (depending on the model) and includes the following features:
-ACC adaptive cruise control
- “Front Assist” surroundings monitoring system with City Emergency Braking function
- Bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights and cornering lights
- “Dynamic Light Assist” dynamic main beam control
- Light and sight pack
- “Lane Assist” lane-keeping assistant
- Anti-theft warning system “Plus”
- Traffic sign detection
According to Volkswagen, the package saves customers up to €605 in the Comfortline and up to €415 in the Highline if they were to order the items separately.