Australian specs and pricing have been announced for the new 2021 Volkswagen Golf Mk8 range ahead of a showroom arrival in May.
At launch, Volkswagen will offer four grades: Golf, Life, R-Line and the GTI hot hatch.
Prices start at $29,350 plus on-road costs for the base Golf manual and top out at $53,100 plus on-roads for the GTI.
In due course, the range will be expanded to include the Golf R all-wheel drive flagship.
Dimensionally, the Golf now measures in at 4284mm long, 1789mm wide and 1456mm tall with a 2636mm wheelbase. For context, when compared to the outgoing model, the Mk8 is 26mm longer, 10mm narrower, 4mm taller with a 16mm longer wheelbase.
The base Golf, Life and R-Line are all powered by a 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine producing 110kW of power and 250Nm of torque. Drive goes to the front wheels through a six-speed manual (in the entry car) or an eight-speed torque converter automatic. That looks like the end of the DSG in the regular range.
In the GTI, power comes from a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol developing 180kW of power and 370Nm of torque, it’s matched to a seven-speed wet dual-clutch automatic transmission. It also gets an electronic locking front differential as standard.
Scroll down for each grade’s equipment highlights.
The new Golf range is scheduled to arrive locally in May.
2021 Volkswagen Golf pricing (excludes on-road costs):
Golf manual - $29,350
Golf auto - $31,950
Golf Life - $34,250
Golf R-Line - $37,450
Golf GTI - $53,100
2021 Volkswagen Golf equipment highlights:
LED headlights
10.25-inch Digital Cockpit
8.25-inch infotainment screen
Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
Cloth seating
16-inch alloy wheels
Autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist monitoring
Multi-collision brake
Lane-keeping assist
Front cross-traffic assist
Rear cross-traffic alert
Blind-spot monitoring
Parking sensors
Reversing camera
Golf Life adds
Digital Cockpit Pro (configurable digital instruments)
10-inch infotainment screen
Satellite navigation
Microfleece cloth seating with brushed inlays
17-inch alloy wheels
Golf R-Line adds
Sport seats with
Leather trim
18-inch alloy wheels
Lowered (15mm) R-Line suspension
R-Line exterior trim
Exit warning system
Golf GTI adds
Tartan-trimmed sport seats
18-inch alloy wheels
Twin exhaust pipes
GTI exterior trim and highlights
Adaptive Chassis Control
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