Volkswagen Golf Match Launched in the UK

The Volkswagen Golf range has received a new trim level for the UK market. Using the Match name, the new version replaces the SE equipment level, adding over additional equipment worth 1,600 pounds, while bringing a 300 pounds price premium over the outgoing car.

While the SE model’s standard equipment list included, among others, ABS, ESP, seven airbags, Climatic air conditioning, alarm, cruise control and multi-device interface for connectivity to iPod or MP3 player, the Match adds unique 16-inch ‘Croft’ alloy wheels, a leather multifunction steering wheel, DAB digital radio receiver, Bluetooth system, front and rear parking sensors and an RCD 510 touchscreen stereo with six-disc CD autochanger.

The new Match model comes with the same engine choices as the outgoing SE trim level. This means that customers can choose between a 122 hp 1.4 liter TSI petrol engine, a 105 hp 1.6 liter units and a 140 hp 2.0 liter TDI powerplant. Both the TSI and the 1.6 liter TDI units can be offered with a seven speed DSG gearbox, while the 2.0 liter TSI can be ordered with a six speed DSG transmission.

An efficient BlueMotion Technology Match model is also available with the 1.6-litre TDI 105 PS returning 68.9 mpg on the combined cycle and emitting 107 g/km of carbon dioxide.  New for the Match is a BlueMotion Technology model in combination with the popular 2.0-litre TDI 140 PS unit.  This offers customers a combined fuel economy of 65.7 mpg and CO2 emissions of only 114 g/km and, as such, is likely to appeal to fleet customers as well as environmentally conscious drivers who don’t want to compromise on performance,” stated the press release.

The Golf Match has a starting price of 17,730 pounds for three door model equipped with the 1.4 liter TSI engine.
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