Combining sensational drive quality with low running costs and a sporty new style, the Volkswagen Golf MK7 is undeniably one of the best small family cars we’ve ever seen. Improving on the existing Golf models was a supreme challenge for Volkswagen, as the range is one of the best-selling of all time, however the latest MK7 comes up trumps – it has already won the 2013 World Car of the Year award at the New York Auto Show.
When considering the top features of the newest Volkswagen Golf, it’s hard to know where to begin. The car is unmistakably attractive, with broad, powerful shoulder lines, in spite of its compact frame. The newly designed front grille gives more of a presence on the road, and ensures that everyone will recognise the MK7 the moment it races past them.
The interior is cosy and comfortable, but there’s plenty of storage space enabling you to avoid clutter. The driver’s position is hugely adjustable, so you’ll be able to enjoy comfort, convenience and visibility, and the dashboard is angled towards you. The Golf MK7 seats five adults comfortably, and it has an adjustable floor, allowing space to be maximised. All models come with a DAB radio and Bluetooth connectivity, and with the SE trim you’ll benefit from alloy wheels, an enhanced interior trim and adaptive cruise control.
Whatever engine you choose to fit your Golf MK7 with, it’ll be turbocharged. 1.2-litre and 1.4-litre petrol engines are available, with up to 138bhp output, while the diesel options consist of 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre models, with up to 148bhp. You can accelerate from 0-60mph in 8.4 seconds – a blistering pace – and that’s without even upgrading to a GTi model. Choose the 1.6-litre TDI diesel and you can record combined fuel economy as high as 74.3mpg, meaning you can drive further, for longer, at less cost.
When you choose the Volkswagen Golf MK7 you get some of the premier safety features, from the world’s top car safety brand as standard. A cutting-edge stability control system is implemented, along with front, side and curtain airbags. There’s even an airbag at the driver’s knee. SE trim levels get a City Emergency Braking system, and all models earn EuroNCAP’s coveted five-star safety rating.
There’s a reason Volkswagen Golfs are so popular, and there’s a reason the new MK7 is widely considered the best of the bunch. Find out for yourself by booking a test drive with Ridgeway Volkswagen – simply contact our team today.