2024 VW Golf Gears Up for Launch, Costs New BMW 1 Series Money

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After the grand unveiling at the beginning of the year, the facelifted Volkswagen Golf is now gearing up for launch in the United Kingdom. The company has already announced some pricing details for the family comprising the hatch and station wagon body styles.
According to the German automaker, the hatchback variant includes three trim levels. These are dubbed the Life, Match, and Style, and pricing kicks off at £27,035 for the base model. This comes out to $34,165 at the current exchange rates and represents a mere £80 ($100) bump over its predecessor.

By comparison, the BMW 1 Series, which is just as big and more premium, kicks off at £28,740 ($36,320) in the UK. The most affordable 1er is the 118i SE, which uses a gasoline engine making 134 hp (136 ps/100 kW) and comes with a standard manual transmission. The entry-level VW Golf also comes with a manual 'box and is less powerful, with its 1.5L TSI making 113 hp (115 ps/85 kW).

2024 VW Golf
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A mild-hybrid eTSI powertrain is also available for "the people's car," and its output is identical to that of the base variant, albeit this one comes with a DSG automatic transmission. A 1.5-liter TSI with 148 hp (150 ps/110 kW) with a stick shift is also available, alongside a 1.5L eTSI mild-hybrid that is just as punchy and brings an automatic transmission to the table. Mind you, Volkswagen will expand the powertrain family with additional units, but for now, customers will have to settle for these.

Thinking of buying the Estate version of the facelifted eight-generation Volkswagen Golf? That will be at least £28,400 (equal to $35,890) for the base flavor of the car. The longer roof body style is available in the Life and Style grades only and comes with the same engine options as the hatchback. Rather strangely, the German company chose not to detail the equipment list yet, and that is understandable for now, as the order books will open on April 11 in the UK. Thus, VW will likely drop these details then.

Would you want an R-Line version of the 2024 Volkswagen Golf? Well, then you will have to wait until April 25 to place an order, as that is when it will go on sale. This model features 17-inch Coventry alloys, LED headlamps, a reversing camera, a 12.9-inch infotainment system, a heated sports steering wheel wrapped in leather, lane assist, adaptive cruise control, and others. As for the engine options, you are looking at the 1.5L TSI 150 manual and the 1.5L eTSI 150 DSG. Pricing starts at £30,285 ($38,275) for the hatchback and £31,650 ($40,000) for the wagon. The eHybrid, GTI, and GTE will go on sale in mid-2024.
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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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