Volkswagen Golf Plus Review

Volkswagen Golf Plus
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Volkswagen Golf Plus Review

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Due to be launched in the UK on the 1st of June 2005 the Volkswagen Golf Plus is a new addition to the increasingly popular Golf range and fits into the Volkswagen line-up between the Golf hatchback and Touran compact MPV.

Due to be launched in the UK on the 1st of June 2005 the Volkswagen Golf Plus is a new addition to the increasingly popular Golf range and fits into the Volkswagen line-up between the Golf hatchback and Touran compact MPV.

The Golf Plus is closer in concept to the Golf than the Touran, the latter model being a larger vehicle offered with seven seats. Where the Touran appeals directly to buyers with families who are primarily concerned with practicality and space, the Golf Plus is likely to attract those without families or with a small family - but who require more room and flexibility than a traditional hatchback can offer.

The Golf Plus range mirrors that of the Golf hatchback with shared engines and trim levels ranging from S, SE, Sport and GT TDI/GT FSI. There will not however be a GTI or a three-door model in the Golf Plus range. Specification levels are also very similar to those of its hatch sibling, meaning highlights such as standard ESP, ABS, twin front, side and curtain airbags, and a CD player.

Prices start at £12,895 and rise to £19,600 and the engine line up includes both petrol and diesel variants. Transmissions range from five and six-speed manual, six-speed automatic and DSG (Direct Shift Gearbox).

At the recent launch of the Golf Plus we drove a Sport 1.9-litre TDI 105 PS, fitted with a 5 speed manual gearbox to find out if the new Golf Plus manages to incorporate more interior space and functionality whilst retaining the driving dynamics and style of a Golf hatchback

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Volkswagen Golf Plus Road Test Data
Model ReviewedVolkswagen Golf Plus 1.9 Sport TDI
  
Body Type5-Door Hatchback
ColourDiamond Black Pearl
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph11.9 Seconds
Top Speed 114 mph
  
Transmission5-Speed Manual
  
Fuel TypeDiesel
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban39.8 mpg
Extra Urban58.9 mpg
Combined50.4 mpg
  
Insurance Group7
Euro NCAP RatingTBA
Warranty3-Year/60,000 mile warranty
3-Year paint warranty
12-Year body protection
Price (when tested on the 30/05/05)£ 16,710

The information contained within this Volkswagen Golf Plus review may have changed since publication on the 30 May 2005. The actual model road tested may feature options and functionality specific to that model, which may not be available as on option or be fitted to other models in the range. Options may not be available on UK specification cars. You may wish to check with your local Volkswagen dealer, before making a purchasing decision. E.&.O.E. You may NOT reproduce this car review in full or part, in any format without our written permission. carpages.co.uk © 2017