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Prices announced for facelifted VW Golf

Volkswagen has announced prices for its 2017 Golf, which brings updated styling as well as a new 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol and seven-speed DSG, and latest infotainment and assistance technologies.

2017 Volkswagen Golf range

The updated Golf range debuts new engines, new technologies and new features

The new model retains the entry-level pricing of £17,625 OTR for the Golf S 1.0 TSI 85 PS three-door despite bringing extra kit including LED taillights. Overall, prices are on average £650 less than the corresponding outgoing models.

Trim line-up continues to cover S, SE, SE Nav, GT, R-Line, GTE, GTE Advance, e-Golf, GTD and GTD BlueLine designations, rising to GTI, GTI Performance and, ultimately, R.

The estate family offers S, SE, SE Nav, GT and GTD and GTD BlueLine models and will be joined by Alltrack and R.

Engine line-up will be launched in two stages. The first wave of engines includes 108bhp 1.0-litre and 123bhp 1.4-litre petrol TSI engines (delivering 109g/km and 120g/km respectively) along with 113bhp 1.6-litre and 148bhp 2.0-litre TDI diesels (106g/km and 109g/km) and the 1.4 TSI PHEV in the Golf GTE, which comprises the 148bhp 1.4-litre TSI with a 101bhp electric motor – CO2 figures for this engine are to be confirmed. The entry-level Golf estate will also offer an 89bhp 1.6-litre TDI.

The initial line-up also includes the 181bhp 2.0-litre TDI in the Golf GTD and the 227bhp 2.-litre TSI in the GTI model. Meanwhile the range-topping Golf R also gets more power than ever before, now boasting a peak output of 306bhp from the 2.0 TSI unit, giving a 0 to 62mph time of 4.6 seconds.

Available later in the spring will be the entry-level 85bhp 1.0-litre TSI as well as a new 148bhp 1.5 TSI ‘Evo’ four-cylinder turbo with Active Cylinder Management offering official figures of 110g/km CO2 emissions and 57.6mpg on the combined cycle. This will be followed by a 128bhp BlueMotion version with 104g/km and 61.4mpg. Prices for these engines are still to be announced.

A new seven-speed DSG will be introduced, replacing the previous six-speed DSG and bringing improved efficiency.

All Golfs also feature BlueMotion Technologies such as a stop-start system and regenerative braking mode.

First deliveries for the 2017 Golf start towards the end of March.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.