Volkswagen Golf Match Brings Extra Value to British Market

Volkswagen UK has just announced a new "Match" trim level for the British market. There's nothing new about what's on offer, but clever packaging ensures you more of the premium features almost everybody wants are available as standard. At a glance, the Golf Match looks like it's going to be the best-seller of the range.
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The Golf Match replaces the SE model, which was the mid-grade, a bit like the Comfortline in the rest of Europe. Prices start at £19,680, which isn't exactly cheap, but you do get a 1.4-liter TSI turbo with 122 PS and BlueMotion technology as standard. Also fitted are much-needed all-round parking sensors, new Dover 16-inch wheels with a simple 5-spoke design and fog lights. The side view mirrors are auto-folding, have a puddle light which is useful at night and dip down when reversing to better show the curb.

Making life a little easier are the ACC Adaptive Cruise Control (with Front Assist & City Emergency Braking), automatic wipers, automatic headlights and a drive mode selector.

The Golf March engine range include a number of other units. The 1.4 TSI can be ordered with an optional 7-speed DSG, as can the 1.6-liter TDI making 105 hp. Also offered is the 150 hp TDI either with a 6-speed stick or the tougher 6-speed DSG that's built to handle high torque. With DSG, this becomes not only the fastest in the range, but also the most expensive with a list price of £24,120.

Well equipped as it may be, the March still has a number of features you might need on its options list, including an 8-inch navigation screen, DCC dynamic chassis control, park assist and a rearview camera. Still, you can't have everything on a mid-grade car, now can you?
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