Volkswagen Golf Hatchback | 1.5 TSI 150 Life 5dr

VOLKSWAGEN GOLF HATCHBACK 1.5 TSI 150 Life 5drVOLKSWAGEN GOLF HATCHBACK 1.5 TSI 150 Life 5dr
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Deal Summary

Initial Rental (Personal)

£2,588.33 inc VAT

Initial Rental (Business)

£2,156.85 ex VAT

Contract Length

36 Months

Maintenance

No

Processing fee

£199.99 ex VAT

Key Information

Sat Nav
Sat Nav
Alloy Wheels
Alloy Wheels
Bluetooth
Bluetooth
Cruise Control
Cruise Control
Remote Central Locking
Remote Central Locking
Air Con
Air Con

Standard Options

BODY GLASS
  • Front and rear electric windows
  • Front windscreen washers and wipers with 4x interval delay
  • Heat insulating glass windscreen
  • Heat insulating tinted glass in side and rear windows
  • Heated rear windscreen
  • Rain sensor
  • Rear windscreen washer and wiper with interval delay
BRAKES
  • ABS
  • Electronic parking brake with auto hold
  • ESC (Electronic Stability Control)
  • Front disc brakes
  • Rear disc brakes
COMMUNICATION
  • Car2X communication
  • Wired and wireless app connect
DRIVER AIDS
  • Adaptive cruise control ACC with speed limiter and front assist (reacting to vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists)
  • Driver alert system
  • Dynamic road sign display
  • Front and rear ultrasonic parking sensors, audible with audio volume reduction when activated optical parking display via vehicles infotain system
  • Lane assist
  • Multifunction camera for distance control
  • Power assisted speed sensitive steering
DRIVER CONVENIENCE
  • Start/Stop function
DRIVER INFORMATION
  • Active Info display 10.25" high resolution TFT dash display with customisable menu and information
  • Discover navigation system - 10" touch screen, FM and DAB, USB C socket connection, Title and cover art display, Bluetooth connectivity 6 speakers
  • eCall - Emergency call service for SOS calls to emergency response
  • Speedo, rev counter, electronic odometer, trip, service interval display, exterior temperature and fuel gauge
  • Warning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened
DRIVING MIRRORS
  • Auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Body colour door mirrors with integrated indicators
  • Electrically heated and adjustable door mirrors with memory feature
EMBELLISHMENT TRIMS
  • Nature cross brushed decorative inserts
  • Soul dashboard
ENGINE
  • Petrol Particulate Filter
ENTERTAINMENT
  • Premium USB cable in choice of either Apple or Android smartphone compatibility
EXTERIOR BODY FEATURES
  • Body colour door handles
  • Body colour rear roof spoiler
  • Solid paint
EXTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Automatic headlamp activation with separate LED daytime running light and Coming home and Leaving home feature
  • Dynamic headlight range control
  • High level 3rd brake light
  • Highway light
  • LED headlights incorporating turn signals
  • LED License plate illumination
  • Rear fog light on one side and reversing lights on both sides
  • Rear lights incorporating LED technology
  • Welcome light
HEATING/COOLING/VENTILATION
  • 1 Zone Air Conditioning
INTERIOR FEATURES
  • 12V socket in front centre console
  • 12V socket in luggage compartment
  • Centre console
  • Front centre armrest with storage compartment
  • Front cupholders x 2
  • Glovebox
  • Height and reach adjustable steering wheel
  • Maze cloth upholstery
  • Removable luggage compartment cover
  • Storm grey roof lining
  • Three spoke leather trimmed multifuction steering wheel with gear knob
  • Woven fabric storage compartments in front and rear doors
INTERIOR LIGHTS
  • 10 colour interior ambient lighting
  • LED front and rear reading lights X 2
  • Luggage compartment lighting
SAFETY
  • 3 point height adj front seatbelts pretensioners
  • 3 rear three point seatbelts
  • Driver and front passenger airbag with front passenger airbag deactivation
  • Drivers and front passengers safety optimised head restraints
  • Extended pedestrian protection measures
  • Front and rear passengers curtain airbag system including front side airbags
  • Mobile phone interface with wireless inductive charging function
  • Two tone horn
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
SEATS
  • 3 rear head restraints
  • Front seat lumbar support adjuster
  • Height adjustable front seats
  • Isofix child seat preparation for 2 rear child seats and front passenger seat
  • Split folding backrest with centre armrest and unsplit rear seat bench
SECURITY
  • Alarm with interior protection and deactivation via infotainment system
  • Electronic engine immobiliser
  • Remote central locking with SAFELOCK and Start/Sop button (Keyless Go)
TRANSMISSION
  • XDS electronic differential lock for improved traction and handling
VANITY MIRRORS
  • Drivers and front passengers sun visors with vanity mirrors
WHEELS - ALLOY
  • 16" Norfolk alloy wheels with anti theft wheel bolts
WHEELS - SPARE
  • Space and weight saver spare wheel
  • Tool kit and Jack

Technical Options

EMISSIONS - ICE
  • CO2: 110
  • HC+NOx: N
  • Particles: N
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
ENGINE AND DRIVE TRAIN
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • CC: 1498
  • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
  • Cylinders: 4
  • Engine Codes: DADA
  • Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Type: TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
  • Gears: 6 SPEED
  • Number of Valves: 16
  • Valve gear: DOHC
FUEL CONSUMPTION - ICE
  • EC: True
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High: 7.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max: 7.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min: 5.4
  • WLTP - MPG - High: 5.8
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Max: 4.7
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Min: 5.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Low: 5.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Max: 6
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min: 5.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium: 5.9
GENERAL
  • Any aspect of the vehicles safety cause concern?: Data Not Available
  • Based On ID: N
  • Coin Description: TSI 150
  • Coin Series: Life
  • Ghost model for valuation purposes: N
  • Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: 5
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 150
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 1.5
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: M1
  • Service Interval Mileage: N
  • Special Edition: Data Not Available
  • Special Order: Data Not Available
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 60000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • This vehicle is classed as a car for VED purposes: 12
PERFORMANCE
  • 0 to 60: Data Not Available
  • 0 to 62: 8.5
  • BHP: 150
  • Engine Power KW: 110
  • Engine Power RPM: 5000
  • Engine Torque LBS.FT: 184
  • Engine Torque MKG: 25.5
  • Engine Torque NM: 250
  • Engine Torque RPM: 1500
  • PS: True
  • Top Speed: 139
TYRES
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: True
  • Tyre Size Front: 205/55 R16
  • Tyre Size Rear: 205/55 R16
  • Tyre Size Spare: SPACE SAVER
  • Wheel Style: NORFOLK
  • Wheel Type: 16" ALLOY
VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
  • Height (including roof rails): 1491
  • Length: 4284
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 10.9
  • Wheelbase: 2619
  • Width (excluding mirrors): 1789
WEIGHT AND CAPACITIES
  • Boot Capacity Saloons: 380
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 50
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 1840
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 1270
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 1500
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 670
  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1265
  • No. of Seats: 5
  • Payload: 575

Reviews

Volkswagen Golf Hatchback PACKING A BIT MORE (75/100)

Want a Volkswagen Golf GTI? Then you probably want one with in uprated 245PS Performance form. Which is just as well because that's the only variant now on offer. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

The Volkswagen Golf GTI wears one of the most iconic badges around and this Mk7 model is a class act. Now available only in this 245PS 'Performance' guise, the GTI is spacious, quick, well built and surprisingly efficient. Three doors or five, manual gearbox or semi-auto, this one's still the best all-rounder in the hot hatch division.

Background

Just as the hot hatch class as a whole has been through lean years and good times, that's also been the case with the Golf GTI. And although it's grown into an automotive icon, there were long periods when the Golf GTI wasn't the best car in its class. That changed with the introduction of the Mk5 back in 2004; a car that saw the Golf charge back to the head of the class. The evolutionary Golf Mk6 continued that trend in 2008 but towards the end of its life, the GTI Mk6 was beginning to come under challenge from a whole host of hugely talented rivals. Volkswagen's answer was this seventh generation Golf GTI, launched in 2013 and updated in 2017. Here's a model that's been redesigned from the ground up and which offers more choice, better value, more efficiency and, in this Performance Pack guise, equipped with more than double the power of the original Golf GTI. That 1976 car was designed to be an affordable and practical performance hatch that you could use every day. Is that the case with this latest version? Let's find out.

Driving Experience

Before we get too involved with how this thing gets around corners, it's probably worth getting a few of the numbers out of the way. This Golf GTI Performance model puts out 245PS, which will send this 1330kg car to 62mph in 6.2 seconds on the way to a 155mph top end. From that base point you have basically two major decisions to make; whether to opt for three doors or five. And whether to stick with the manual gearbox or plump for the DSG twin-clutch transmission. As part of the Performance Pack, you get bigger brake discs and an electronically controlled clutch pack in the differential, which directs the nose into corners more keenly, but doesn't tug on the steering wheel as a traditional mechanical system will. The biggest issue for us in choosing the spec of this car would concern transmission. There's no doubt that the slick six-speed manual gearbox offers a much closer bond with the car and rewards driver skill, but on the schlep home from work when I'm stuck in traffic and I'm just looking forward to a cup of tea and putting my feet up, the DSG seems worth every penny. You might well ask what is the point of buying a GTI if not for driver involvement, but remember, this isn't a car in the vein of a Renaultsport Megane. Yes, you could conceivably take it on a track day and you'd probably have a lot of fun, but it's a more mature and versatile proposition. You feel it in that classy suspension, in the slick electrically assisted steering system and in a hundred and one other feel-good measures that Volkswagen seems to excel at.

Design and Build

If you had to pick one word to describe the GTI's exterior design, it would probably be 'subtle' but then this is a model that's never been about lairy spoilers and drainpipe exhausts. Instead you get a car that sits 15mm lower to the road than its humbler siblings, the 18-inch alloy wheels filling the arches purposefully. As is usually the case, the three-door car looks a bit better than the five-door body, the longer doors having the visual effect of lengthening and lowering the profile. Drop inside and you'll be greeted by some fairly loud 'Jacara' tartan cloth upholstery. Should that prove a bit too much for you, Volkswagen can happily deliver your Golf with black leather seats instead, for a fee of course. Regular Golf drivers will feel instantly at home here and then go about playing a game of spot the GTI bits. They include a sports steering wheel with red stitching and a GTI face plate, a black roof lining and some rather 'Hamburg night club' red ambience lighting. There's also a bespoke gear lever and instrument cluster, GTI trim strips and stainless steel pedal caps. It's just enough to make the GTI feel special inside without going too over the top.

Market and Model

Prices start at around £30,000 for a three-door manual Golf GTI Performance. Add about £650 more for the five-door model. Tempted by the DSG twin-clutch transmission? I can see why you might be although you'll need to budget around £1,500 for that particular upgrade, which means that before you've started thinking about bigger alloy wheels or the Dynamic Chassis Control, you're already be spending over £32,000 for a five-door GTI. As you might expect, it's fairly easy to specify one to well over £33,000 where the Golf runs into the immovable object that is the BMW M140 - then there's the £33,000 310PS AWD Golf R to consider. Whichever GTI spec you choose, you'll get a colour touch screen front and centre on the dash, a DAB digital radio, a CD player, an MDI interface for connecting iPod or MP3 player, Bluetooth telephone preparation and audio streaming and eight speakers.

Cost of Ownership

The Performance Pack option has virtually no impact on efficiency and when it comes to a performance versus efficiency equation, the Golf GTI is genuinely tough to beat. Choose the manual gearbox and you'll manage around 47mpg while emitting just 148g/km. That's very good going for a 2.0-litre petrol engine that makes 230-245PS. To put in perspective quite how impressive the Golf's efficiency is, consider that the Renaultsport Clio 200, a less powerful car that campaigns in the class below, can only manage 44.8 miles from a gallon of petrol and will emit 144 grammes of CO2 for every kilometre travelled. It's all down to the fact that this Mk7 GTI is relatively light and efficient, thanks to its hi-tech MQB chassis. You also get fuel saving features such as stop/start and smarter aerodynamics. There's no efficiency penalty if you opt for the DSG gearbox.

Summary

Whenever we test sporting cars, we usually look for superlatives. Pitching compromise is a whole lot harder. The Golf GTI might be an automotive icon but in all the dynamic measures that matter to hot hatch drivers such as 0-60 times, top speed, circuit lap times, lateral grip, braking performance and so on, it never really worries the class best. Despite that, this is a car that earns an unqualified recommendation, especially in Performance Pack form. Why? Because it's a car that instead of concentrating on making big numbers, it just works as a road car. It's hugely accomplished, feels even more expensive than its asking price, and makes most of its rivals look a bit juvenile. There is, of course, a flipside to all of this. Despite being quick enough for most, it's not the most exciting car in the world to drive. Some have driven the car and felt that it might even be a little too accomplished. I disagree. The Golf GTI never imposes its personality on you and long after the novelty of some more puppyish rivals have worn off, the GTI will always feel a class act.

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Initial Rental: £2,156.85 ex. VAT