Volkswagen dealers are now taking orders for the new Volkswagen Golf SV, for July delivery.
The German car manufacturer says the new Golf SV will offer ‘all of the advanced technology of the Golf hatchback range, but in a larger, more practical body’.
The new model replaces the Golf Plus and will sit between the Golf and Touran models.
The Golf SV is longer, wider and higher than the Golf and VW says it will comfortably seat five people, plus luggage.
Boot space, which is described as ‘generous’, is also bigger than the outgoing model.
The Volkswagen Golf SV is available in a range of engines, from a 1.2-litre 85hp TSI petrol to a 2.0-litre 150hp diesel, with a choice of 5- and 6-speed manual gearboxes as well as a 7-speed DSG automatic.
Volkswagen expects the 1.6-litre 110hp TDI diesel to be the most popular with Irish drivers. It attracts annual motor tax of €190.
Three trim levels are available – Trendline, Comfortline and Highline.
Air conditioning, 5” touchscreen radio with SD card slot and Aux-in, electric parking brake with hill hold assist and two ISOFIX car seat points in the rear bench seat are standard.
Comfortline, which is expected to be the most popular trim, adds cruise control, a 5.8” touch screen radio with Bluetooth connectivity, leather multifunction steering wheel, storage drawers under the front seats and 15” Lyon alloys.
Meanwhile, the top of the range Highline spec adds front and rear parking sensors, Sports comfort seats with lumbar support, 16” Dover alloys and rain sensor and front fog lights with static cornering lamps.
Adaptive Cruise Control with City Emergency Brake Function, Panorama Sunroof and Bi-Xenon Headlamps with cornering lights are available as options.
The Volkswagen Golf SV is available to order now, with prices starting from €23,350.