New VW Golf priced from $23,990; three-door GTI also returns
WHEN the full range of new Volkswagen Golfs arrive by January next year there'll be no less than 22 variants to choose from.
Such choice shows how this enduring favourite is comprehensively an all things to all people kind of car, and really, the Golf has long proved itself an excellent thing in any guise.
Australian pricing has just been announced for what VW is calling the Golf 7.5 range, starting with the Plain Jane 110TSI hatchback with manual gearbox for $23,990, which arrives in June.
Your Golf can get far sexier however.
At the opposite end of the spectrum are the GTIs, kicking off from $41,490 for the conventional hatch with six-speed manual.
Top of the current price tree is the all-wheel-drive Golf R with 7-speed DSG auto gearbox for $55,490, but no doubt $60k will be cracked when the real heavy artillery arrives.
The Golf R Wagon is making a return, as are special edition Wolfsburg Editions of both the Golf R hatch and Golf R Wagon. We received the latter back in 2015 with exclusive kit and high specification to go with the stonking performance, but the package cost $59,000 before on-road charges. It still looked good value though.
Performance lovers with a thing for nostalgia will also appreciate VW once again offering a three-door version of the Golf GTI to Australia.
Called the Performance Edition 1, we'll receive a limited run of 150 of these hot hatches, each costing $47,990.
For the less performance orientated buyer, there are the usual different grades of hatchback and wagon, plus the all-wheel-drive Alltrack Golfs.