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Initial Rental (Business)
£1,411.92 exc VAT
Initial Payment
9 Months
Contract Term
24 Months
Annual Mileage
5000 Miles
Maintenance (£56)
No
Businessexc. VAT£156.88
Initial Rental: £1,411.92
Personalinc. VAT£188.26
Initial Rental: £1,694.30
Vehicle Information
List Price
£23,170.00
Transmission
Manual
Fuel Type
Petrol
Fuel Consumption
0-62 mph
9.2 secs
Engine Size
1.5
No. of Doors
5
CO2
115 g/km
BODY GLASS
  • Electric front windows
  • Electric rear windows
  • Heated rear windscreen
  • Rear tinted glass 65% light absorbing from B pillar backwards
  • Rear window wash/wipe with intermittent wipe
  • Windscreen wipers/ intermittent wipe 4 position delay
BRAKES
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA)
  • Automatic post collision braking system
  • Electronic parking brake with auto hold
  • Electronic stability control (ESC) including Electronic differential lock (EDL) and ASR (Traction control) with deactivation via infotainment system
  • Front ventilated disc brakes and rear disc brakes
CHASSIS/SUSPENSION
  • Standard suspension
COMMUNICATION
  • Bluetooth telephone and audio connection for compatible devices
  • Car net app connect combined functionality of Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink, USB connection, audio and voice control
  • We Connect Go Dongle
DRIVER AIDS
  • ACC - Adaptive cruise control with front assist, distance monitoring, city emergency brake and speed limiter
  • Driver alert system
  • Driving Mode Selection with four preset modes - Eco, normal, sport or individual modes
  • Power assisted speed sensitive electro-mechanical steering
  • Ultrasonic front and rear optical and audible parking sensors
DRIVER CONVENIENCE
  • Push tank flap
  • Stop/start system
DRIVER INFORMATION
  • 'Lights On' warning buzzer
  • Brake pad wear indicator warning light
  • Car information display
  • Discover navigation, 8"colour touch screen, 2D/3D European map data, Radio/CD, infotainment system via smartphone or tablet, Car-Net Guide and inform
  • Instrument cluster in white
  • Multifunction computer with visual gear change recommendation for fuel consumption
  • Speed limit display
  • Speedo, rev counter, electronic odometer, trip, service interval display, exterior temperature and fuel gauge
  • TFT display screen
  • Think blue trainer driver tips and journey analysis
  • Warning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened
DRIVING MIRRORS
  • Auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Body colour door mirrors with integrated indicators
  • Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
  • Remote electrically foldable door mirrors, door mirror puddle lights and reverse activated kerb-view adjustment on passengers door mirror
EMBELLISHMENT TRIMS
  • Brushed dark silver decorative inserts in dash and door panels
  • Chrome plated air vent surround
  • Chrome-plated light switch surround
  • Polar night black decorative inserts in centre console
ENGINE
  • Battery regeneration during braking
ENTERTAINMENT
  • 4 X 20 watt output
  • 8 speakers
  • Composition media system
  • DAB Digital radio receiver
  • Driver Personalisation profile selection
  • MP3/WMA compatability
  • Multi device interface (MDI) with USB connection
  • Personalisation 1.1 profile for media
  • Premium USB cable in choice of either Apple or Android smartphone compatibility
  • SMS Functionality
  • Title and cover art display, 4 X 20W output, USB connection and socket
  • USB and SD card connectivity
EXTERIOR BODY FEATURES
  • Black front air intake and radiator grille with chrome insert
  • Black rear diffuser
  • Body colour bumpers
  • Body colour door handles
  • Fully galvanised body
  • Hidden exhaust pipe
  • Rear window aerial
  • Reflectors in all doors
  • Solid paint
  • Tailgate with integrated rear roof spoiler
EXTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Dusk sensor automatic driving lights
  • High level 3rd brake light incorporating LED Technology
  • LED front fog lights with static cornering light function
  • LED Headlights
  • LED rear lights
  • Range adjustable headlights via infotainment system with LED daytime running lights
  • Rear fog lamp
  • Rear number plate lights incorporating LED technology
HEATING/COOLING/VENTILATION
  • Climate control - 2 zone electronic air conditioning with automatic air recirculation and allergy filter
  • Dust/pollen filter
INTERIOR FEATURES
  • 12V socket in luggage compartment
  • 4 load lashing points in luggage compartment
  • Auto fold down lever in rear seat backrest
  • Bag hook in luggage compartment x 2
  • Cooled glovebox
  • Cupholder cover
  • Front centre armrest with storage compartment and two rear air vents
  • Front cupholders x 2
  • Grab handles front x 2, rear x 2 with integrated coat hooks
  • Height and reach adjustable steering wheel
  • Load through provision with rear centre armrest and cupholders x2
  • Multifunction leather steering wheel with leather trimmed gear knob
  • Overhead storage box
  • Passenger underseat drawer
  • Pearl grey headlining
  • Storage box in centre console with cover
  • Storage box in luggage compartment
  • Storage compartment in roof console with cover
  • Storage compartments in centre console
  • Storage compartments in front doors
  • Storage compartments in rear doors
  • Stowable luggage compartment cover
  • Sun visors
  • Variable boot floor, height adjustable and removable
  • Zoom/micro cloth upholstery
INTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Front and rear reading lights X 2
  • Instrument lighting white adjustable panel illumination
  • Interior light delay
  • Luggage compartment lighting
PACKS
  • Convenience Pack - Golf
  • Light and Sight pack - Golf
  • Mirror pack - Golf
  • Winter pack - Golf
SAFETY
  • 3 rear three point seatbelts
  • Airbags - Driver's and front passenger's, curtain airbag, Driver's knee, front side impact and passenger's airbag deactivation switch
  • Child locks on rear doors
  • Driver/Passenger optimised head restraints
  • Pre crash preventive occupant protection
  • Three point height adjustable front seatbelts with tensioners
  • Tyre pressure loss indicator
SEATS
  • 3 rear headrests
  • 60/40 split folding rear seat backrest
  • Front comfort seats with height and lumbar adjustment
  • Front seat back storage pockets
  • Isofix preparation for 2 rear child seats
SECURITY
  • Alarm with interior protection and deactivation via infotainment system
  • Electronic engine immobiliser
  • Remote central locking with 2 remote folding keys
TRANSMISSION
  • XDS electronic differential lock
VANITY MIRRORS
  • Illuminated vanity mirrors
WHEELS - ALLOY
  • 16" Woodstock alloy wheels with anti theft wheel bolts
WHEELS - SPARE
  • Steel space saver spare wheel
  • CO2: 115
  • HC: 17E
  • HC+NOx: N
  • Particles: N
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • CC: 1495
  • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
  • Cylinders: 4
  • Engine Codes: DACA
  • Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Type: TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
  • Gears: 6 SPEED
  • Number of Valves: 16
  • Valve gear: DOHC
  • EC: True
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min: 5.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium: 5.9
  • Any aspect of the vehicles safety cause concern?: Data Not Available
  • Based On ID: N
  • Coin Description: TSI EVO
  • Coin Series: Match Edition
  • Ghost model for valuation purposes: N
  • Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: 71
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: 5
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 130
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 1.5
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: M1
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: 94
  • 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: 24
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: 65
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage: 89
  • 0 to 60: Data Not Available
  • 0 to 62: 9.2
  • BHP: 130
  • Engine Power KW: 96
  • Engine Power RPM: 5000
  • Engine Torque LBS.FT: 148
  • Engine Torque MKG: 20.4
  • Engine Torque NM: 200
  • Engine Torque RPM: 1400
  • PS: True
  • Top Speed: 130
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: True
  • Tyre Size Front: 205/55 R16
  • Tyre Size Rear: 205/55 R16
  • Tyre Size Spare: SPACE SAVER
  • Wheel Style: WOODSTOCK
  • Wheel Type: 16" ALLOY
  • Height: 1492
  • Height (including roof rails): N
  • Length: 4258
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 10.9
  • Wheelbase: 2620
  • Width (excluding mirrors): 1790
  • Width (including mirrors): 2027
  • Boot Capacity Saloons: 380
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 50
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 1800
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 1270
  • Max. Roof Load: 75
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 1400
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 650
  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1310
  • No. of Seats: 5
  • Payload: 490

PACKING A BIT MORE

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.