16 May 2014
Order books open for new VW Golf SV
The new model will sit between the Golf and Touran models. It will have all the advanced technology of the Golf hatchback range, but in a larger and more practical body. It will seat five plus luggage.
It is slightly longer than the Golf Plus that it replaces, a tad longer than the Golf and has a longer wheelbase. It's also somewhat wider and higher.
Luggage space at 500 litres is up 76 litres from the previous Golf Plus and this is extends to 590 litres when you slide the rear seat bench forwards. Fold these back seats to get up to 1,520 litres.
Grades are Trendline, Comfortline and Highline. The entry level trim has air con, 5-inch touchscreen radio with Aux-In, SD card slot, electronic parking brake with hill hold; Electronic Stability Programme and two ISOFIX points in the rear bench seat.
Options include Adaptive Cruise Control with City Emergency Brake Function, Panorama sunroof, and Bi-Xenon headlamps including cornering lights.
Prices are from €23,350-€35,420.