New Volkswagen Golf Sport

The Volkswagen Golf Sport

Volkswagen Golf Sport

Volkswagen has introduced a new model to the award-winning Golf range, slotting in below the GT TDI / GT FSI models. The Golf Sport complements the line-up by combining the 1.6 FSI and 1.9 TDI engines of S and SE Golfs with the more dynamic appearance of the range-topping models.

The Golf Sport is expected to appeal to those customers who want a sporty appearance but who do not require the higher output powerplants found at the top of the Golf line-up. The new model has lowered sports suspension, front sports seats, 16" ‘Hockenheim’* alloy wheels and body-coloured bump and side strips, offering a more dynamic character than the more comfort-orientated Golf SE.

The Golf Sport sits alongside the Golf SE, offering customers a host of extra equipment over the S model. This includes a multifunction computer; alarm with interior protection; Climatic semi-automatic air conditioning**; leather-trimmed three-spoke steering wheel, gear knob, gaiter and handbrake grip; and a 10-speaker radio/CD player.

This comes on top of the latest Golf’s comprehensive list of standard equipment, which includes among a host of other items, ABS with ESP (Electronic Stabilisation Programme); six airbags; electric front windows; electrically heated and adjustable door mirrors; and remote central locking.

The new Golf has got off to a flying start in the UK since its launch in January, exceeding sales expectations while collecting top awards along the way - most notably the prestigious title of What Car? Car of the Year 2004.

Prices for the Golf range start at £11,995 RRP on the road for the 1.4-litre S model with three doors.

Golf Sport Prices
Golf Sport model On the road RRP (£)
1.6-litre 115 PS 6spd 3dr 15,515
1.6-litre 115 PS 6spd 5dr 16,015
1.6-litre 115 PS 6spd auto 5dr 17,335
1.9-litre 105 PS 6spd 3dr 16,400
1.9-litre 105 PS 6spd 5dr 16,900
1.9-litre 105 PS 6spd auto DSG 5dr 18,400

* initial Golf Sport models will be fitted with 16" ‘Imola’ alloy wheels

** Until 31 December 2004 at participating retailers, Climatic semi-automatic air conditioning is fitted as standard on Golf S models.

Published 10 August 2004 Melanie Carter

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