Volkswagen has shaken up the trim grades offered with its Golf hatchback, replacing the mid-range SE specification with a new Match model. Buyers benefit hugely from the change, as the Match grade includes a multitude of advanced convenience kit at no extra cost.
The VW Golf Match sits on new 16-inch ‘Dover’ alloy wheels, and standard features now include front and rear parking sensors - plus a Mirror pack which adds auto-fold door mirrors and puddle lights. There are also front fog lights offered at no further cost, and xenon headlamps can be added as an optional extra.
The S remains the entry-level Golf, and the Match furthers its equipment list with adaptive cruise control, automatic wipers and lights, autonomous emergency braking and the brand’s Driver Profile selector. The system allows the driver to choose engine and steering performances based on Eco, Normal and Sport modes.
Inside, a 5.8-inch touchscreen with DAB radio remains, as does the Bluetooth interface and air conditioning. Under the bonnet two turbodiesel engines can be chosen from, topped by the 148bhp 2.0-litre TDI. A 120bhp 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol also represents the start of the model line-up.
First deliveries of the Golf with the Match equipment level are expected in September 2014, and you can place your own order with Lookers Volkswagen. Enquire with your nearest dealership to book a test drive when convenient.