The recently introduced seventh generation of the Volkswagen Golf is now available with a choice of three new engines. The first one is a 1.2-liter TSI BlueMotion that produces 104 HP, followed by a 1.4-liter TSI BlueMotion with 120 HP and the same engine with a bigger output of 138 HP and featuring BlueMotion and cylinder deactivation technology. These three gasoline engines can be connected to a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox, also known as a DSG. There’s also the 4Motion all-wheel drive system which is offered exclusively with the 1.6-liter TDI BlueMotion with 104 HP or the 2.0-liter TDI BlueMotion with 148 HP, and the manual six-speed transmission.
Volkswagen has also introduced an optional driver assistance package which is available only for the Golf Comfortline or Highline variants. Depending on the model, this package has a starting price of 1,690 euros and comes with goodies such as bi-xenon headlights with LED DRLs and cornering lights, ACC adaptive cruise control, light and sight pack, traffic sign detection, anti-theft warning system “Plus”, “Lane Assist” lane-keeping assistant, “Dynamic Light Assist” dynamic main beam control and “Front Assist” surroundings monitoring system with the function of City Emergency Braking included.
The German carmaker says that those who want the Golf Comfortline and opt for this package will save up to 605 Euros, while those with the Highline variant will end up saving 415 Euros in comparison to ordering these goodies separately.