New Volkswagen Golf SV on the way

Volkswagen has opened its order books for the new Golf SV, a vehicle which it describes as having all the advanced technology of the Golf hatchback range, but in a larger, more practical, body.

At 4,338 mm long, the new SV is 134mm longer than the Golf Plus that it replaces. With a longer wheelbase than the Golf, this provides generous interior space, and luggage capacity at 500 litres.

The engine line-up for Ireland is composed of a 1.2-litre TSI petrol with 85hp and 110hp and 1.6-litre diesel with 90hp and 110hp. At the top of the range is a 2.0-litre diesel with 150hp. All engines comply with the latest EU6 emissions regulations. There is a choice of 5- and 6-speed manual gearboxes and a 7-speed DSG gearbox. The top-selling engine is expected to be the 110hp 1.6-litre TDI which has emissions of just 101g/km placing it in Motor Tax Band A3 with annual motor tax of €190.

The model also comes with a 5.8 inch touchscreen radio, Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control, front comfort seat, and a black radiator grille.

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