Order Books open for new VW Golf SV
Prices start from £18,875
Order books have opened for the new Volkswagen Golf SV with first deliveries expected on the 22nd July. The new Golf SV is the third variant of the seventh generation Golf alongside the hatchback and the estate. The SV packs in all the advanced technology of the award winning Golf hatchback range but in a larger more practical body. The interior boasts greater space and provides more flexibility, the rear seats slide forwards and backwards to increase passenger or luggage space as required. The boot is also increased by at least seventy-six litres to a massive five hundred litres with the rear seats at their rear most position. If the rear seats are moved forward the luggage capacity increases to five hundred and ninety litres.
The new Golf SV is powered by a range of petrol and diesel engines, all of which incorporate Stop/Start and battery regeneration systems. There are two turbocharged 1.2-litre petrol engines with 85 and 110 PS; two 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engines with 125 and 150 PS; and three turbodiesels: a 2.0-litre 150 PS, a 1.6-litre 90 PS and a 1.6-litre 110 PS. When fitted in the Golf SV BlueMotion, this last engine is expected to return fuel economy of a fantastic 76.3 mpg and emit just 95 g/km of CO2. All engines apart from the 1.2-litre TSI 85 PS can be ordered with a DSG gearbox.
All models include Bluetooth; DAB digital radio, SD card reader and CD player with 5.8-inch colour touchscreen; iPod connector; a front centre armrest; dual rear ISOFIX fittings; seven airbags including one for the driver’s knees; XDS electronic differential; an automatic post-collision braking system; and air conditioning. Roof rails are also standard either black-coloured on the S and SE or silver on the GT.
The SE models add ACC adaptive cruise control with Front Assist and City Emergency Braking; 16-inch alloy wheels; body-coloured door handles and door mirrors; rear map-reading lights; an additional 12 Volt socket and air vents in the rear of the front centre armrest; drawers under the front seats; tables on the rear of the front-seat backrests; a leather-trimmed gearlever and three-spoke multifunction steering wheel; automatic lights and wipers; a Driver Alert System; driver profile selection, and the Pre-Crash preventive occupant protection system. The range-topping GT trim adds 17-inch alloy wheels; sports suspension; 65 per cent tinted rear windows; Discover satellite navigation system; electrically folding door mirrors; front and rear parking sensors; Alcantara and cloth upholstery and ambient interior lighting, among other items.
Like the Golf, the Golf SV comes with a raft of standard and optional passive and active safety systems. These include a standard automatic post-collision braking system which automatically brakes the vehicle after a collision to reduce kinetic energy significantly and thus minimise the chance of a second impact, and a PreCrash system which, on detecting the possibility of an accident, pre-tensions seatbelts and closes the windows and sunroof, leaving just a small gap, to ensure the best possible protection from the airbags.