New VW Golf 7 price and specs for South Africa

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The highly anticipated VW Golf 7 has been launched in South Africa. Weighing up to 100kg less and consuming up to 23% less fuel, the new Golf 7  is available with a range of new engines and in three trim levels namely Trendline, Comfortline and Highline.

New VW Golf 7 Specs and Features

Engine Capability

VW's new Golf 7 is available with a choice of three petrol engines and two diesel engines. The petrol TSI engines include the 1.2-litre TSI engine that produces 77kW with a maximum torque figure of 175Nm. Combined fuel consumption for this engine is rated at 4.9-litres/100km with a CO2 emissions figure of 114g/km. This engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The 1.4-litre TSI engine develops 90kW and 200Nm of torque with a combined fuel consumption figure of 5.2-litres/100km and a CO2 emissions figure of 120g/km. A 7-speed DSG transmission is optionally available for this variant. The more powerful 1.4 TSI develops 103kW with a maximum torque figure of 250Nm. Combined fuel consumption is rated at 5.3-litres/100km with a CO2 emissions figure of 121g/km.

The diesel engines include the 2.0-litre TDI with 81kW and 250Nm of torque with a fuel consumption figure 4.5-litres/100km. CO2 emissions are rated at 119g/km and this engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The second diesel engine on offer is the 2.0-litre TDI offering 110kW and 320Nm of torque. This unit consumes 4.5-litres/100km with a CO2 emissions figure of 119g/km. This engine is available with a 6-speed manual gearbox.

All Golf 7 engines, except the 81kW 2.0-litre TDI, are equipped with Volkswagen's BlueMotion Technology which includes a Stop/Start system and a battery regeneration mode.

Exterior Styling Features

The new Golf is 4.255m long, 2.027m wide, 1.452m tall with a wheelbase of 2.637m. The front wheels have been shifted 43mm forward and the C-pillar runs along one homogenous surface from the start of the roof all the way to the rear wheel arch. The Golf 7 also features a V-shaped bonnet accented with redesigned headlights and a narrow radiator grille. The Trendline derivative rides on 15-inch ‘Lyon’ alloy wheels while the Comfortline derivatives ride on 16-inch ‘Toronto’ alloy wheels. Highline variants are fitted with 17-inch ‘Dijon’ alloy wheels.

Interior Styling Features

The larger proportions of the VW Golf 7 translate into a more spacious and comfortable interior. Cargo capacity has grown by 30-litres to 380-litres and overall knee has legroom has also improved. The centre console features a 5-8-inch infotainment touchscreen and all information and entertainment systems have been re-styled. All the seats have also been re-designed to offer maximum comfort for the driver and passengers. The Trendline and Comfortline derivatives are fitted with a ‘Composition Colour Radio’ (5-inch) and offers a SD slot, aux-in interface, two push dials and 8-speakers. The Highline derivative is fitted with a ‘Composition Media Radio’ (5.8-inch) and includes Bluetooth telephone preparation and a USB interface. A Radio-navigation system is available as an option.

New VW Golf 7 Price

Model Price
Volkswagen Golf 1.2 TSI Trendline R233 800
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI Trendline R246 700
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI Comfortline R264 900
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI Comfortline with DSG R279 400
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI Comfortline R282 300
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI Highline R293 600
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI Highline R334 800
The new Volkswagen Golf 7 model range comes standard with a 5-year/90 000km Service Plan, a 3-year/120 000km warranty and a 12-year anti-corrosion warranty. Service intervals are set at 15 000km.