The VW Golf is one of the best family hatchbacks around; it's not only a refined and comfortable car to be in, it's also one of the most enjoyable to drive. Everything about the car from its build to the cabin is geared towards practicality and fun. The market for the Golf is strong because drivers know this is a car to rely on.
The Volkswagen Golf has a wide range of engine choices and among the best picks is a new 1.5 litre petrol unit that should return around 61 mpg. There's also a very good three cylinder 1.0 litre petrol engine that delivers economy and decent performance as well as a 1.5 litre that produces 123 bhp and emissions of 120g/km. The cheapest diesel for the VW Golf is the 1.6 litre TDI which delivers economy and reasonable performance for a family car. The engines are coupled to either a six speed manual the box or a new seven speed automatic gearbox which delivers smooth gear changes.
The seventh generation of the Volkswagen Golf was unveiled in 2016 and a revamp – which Volkswagen calls the 7.5 - followed in early 2017. The impresses and is probably the best production model yet of the iconic vehicle. It's not only refined and classy to drive but the performance is superb. Just about every model in the Golf range will perform well with excellent handling and ride capabilities.
For those who enjoy refinement, then the Golf is for you as it has a classier feel than most of its competitors in this hatchback segment. In addition to being reliable, the Golf has been built with quality materials and it's also a safe and secure car to be in. While the Volkswagen Golf hatchback is roomy enough for most needs, some drivers will want more space and the Golf estate is an ideal choice. It's got all of the Golf’s attractive features but with more space in the back. Handling is just as good and as responsive as its hatchback sibling. For those wanting an estate in this segment, then the Golf will meet your needs.
While the three and five door hatchbacks, as well as the estate models, are popular on our roads, there's also a growing trend for the VW Golf Cabriolet. Performance, style and reliability are the watchwords for an impressive car that is great for roofless motoring. The vehicle is also available with a diesel engine so it's also a frugal car to run while being stylish at the same time.
Along with reliability and low running costs, there's also a diesel VW Golf hatchback available which has the same high-quality interior and efficient engines. The diesel version also holds its value and is in demand from drivers who want more from their car. In addition, the Golf estate is just like the petrol engine version with refinement and comfort being the watchwords but in this case, and for the diesel hatchback, the fuel economy is excellent. Drivers should appreciate that the VW Golf is also available in the high spec GTI, GTE and GTD models which deliver speed and entertainment behind the wheel.
The Volkswagen Golf is a familiar sight on our roads in three and five door hatchback versions and this car is, for many motoring journalists, the best car available and cracking value for the money. It's twice been voted as the European car of the Year for a reason and the latest incarnation will impress.
Why not have a look at the VW Golf on the official Volkswagen company website? You can also get the latest news about Volkswagen in the UK at The Volkswagen Golf Owners' Club site and forum. You may also like to see what they're saying about the Volkswagen Golf on the Top Gear website.
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