The R-Line specification sits above the GT model which includes Discover Navigation, sports suspension (lowered by approximately 10 mm), PreCrash preventive occupant protection as standard equipment. The R-Line trim adds sporty design cues for an extra £995.
Styling features include R-Line rear spoiler, side skirts and radiator grille, bespoke air intakes,
R-Line front bumpers and fog lights, R-Line rear bumper and diffuser, and 17-inch Singapore alloy wheels.
In keeping with the sporty theme, the interior receives stainless steel pedals and front door sills, black lead grey inlays and door trims, Sports Race design front seats with R-Line logo, black rooflining, leather gear knob and gear lever gaiter and R-Line leather multifunction sports steering wheel.
Two engines are available: one petrol and one diesel. The petrol option is Volkswagen’s 1.4-litre TSI engine with Active Cylinder Technology, which can deactivate two of the four cylinders for enhanced economy and returns up to 60.1 mpg on the combined cycle. Delivering 150 PS between 4,500 and 6,000 rpm, the four-cylinder engine is twinned to a six-speed manual gearbox or an optional seven-speed DSG. It will reach 62 mph from a standing start in 8.2 seconds and has a top speed of 134 mph.
The diesel alternative is the popular 2.0-litre TDI with 150 PS which can return up to 68.9 mpg on the combined cycle, with CO2 emissions ranging from 106 to 119 g/km. A six-speed manual gearbox comes as standard, with a six-speed DSG also available.
Prices for the Golf hatchback range start at £17,175 (RRP OTR) for the entry-level 1.2-litre TSI petrol model.
For R-Line pricing see below, and for more information on the Golf and the rest of the Volkswagen range visit www.volkswagen.co.uk
Golf R-Line prices
|1.4-litre TSI||150||3 door||6-speed man||60.1||109||24,190.00|
|1.4-litre TSI||150||5 door||6-speed man||58.9||112||24,845.00|
|1.4-litre TSI||150||5 door||7-speed DSG||60.1||110||26,260.00|
|2.0-litre TDI||150||3 door||6-speed man||68.9||106||24,695.00|
|2.0-litre TDI||150||5 door||6-speed man||68.9||106||25,350.00|
|2.0-litre TDI||150||5 door||6-speed DSG||62.8||119||26,765.00|