The Volkswagen Golf SV has gone on sale across Ireland, with prices commencing from €23,350. This new variant will sit between the Golf and Touran models. It’s 83mm longer than the Golf, 81mm wider and 26mm higher. Luggage capacity has been increased to 500 litres from the previous Golf Plus, with the rear seats folded this increases to 1,520 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 just €190. In Ireland there will be three trim grades on the Golf SV – Trendline, Comfortline and Highline. All Golf SV models feature Air Conditioning, 5-inch touchscreen radio with Aux-In, SD card slot, electronic parking brake with hill hold and a host of safety features including Electronic Stability Programme and two ISOFIX points in the rear bench seat