The British unit of the German automaker has recently unveiled the new match Edition with more standard features for the popular Golf compact model.
It appears the UK division has devised an interesting offering – amenities such as a Discover Navigation infotainment system with 6.5-inch touchscreen display and complete European maps, among others, worth an extra 1,100 British pounds can be had for just 100 GBP. The list goes on with the PreCrash prevention system, the adaptive cruise control (ACC) with front assist feature and the emergency braking system. We also saw on the list 16-inch “Dover” alloy wheels, automatically-folding door mirrors (complete with the latest must-have, puddle lights) automatic wipers and headlights, fog lights, Driver Profile Selection and an interior mirror with automatic dimming as well as front & rear parking sensors.
Standard equipment for every top of the line Golf offered in the UK includes seven airbags, ABS with ESC, an XDS electronic differential lock and the not so great to have automatic post-collision braking system. Energy efficiency is handled through the use of the stop/start system (with battery regeneration) and there’s also an eight-speaker sound system to keep the driver and passengers entertained. The new Golf Match Edition starts at 19,840 GBP if the customer goes for the three-door BlueMotion that has under the hood an entry-level three-cylinder, 1.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine churning out 115 PS and mated to a six speed manual gearbox to deliver power to the front wheels. The flagship Golf Match Edition will set UK buyers back 24,840 GBP and will come with the 150 PS 2.0 TDI with six speed DSG. Deliveries are expected to kick off in January 2016 and order books have already been opened.