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Volkswagen adds new Match trim level to Golf line-up

Volkswagen has refreshed its Golf line-up with the launch of the Match edition, which offers buyers better value for money and additional equipment.

The new Match trim level replaces SE and SE Navigation specifications, with extra equipment on top of those models including new alloy wheels, front fog lights, a ‘Discover’ satellite navigation system and tinted rear windows.

While it might look more expensive on paper than the SE Nav, the cost of the extra equipment means that it works out £300 to £400 cheaper, depending on the variant.

Match trim is available on the standard five-door Golf hatchback, priced from £20,510, on the Golf SV people carrier from £22,745 and on the practical Golf Estate – starting from £22,385.

The Match is offered with two turbocharged petrol engines – an entry-level 113bhp 1.0-litre and a 1.5-litre with either 128bhp or 148bhp.

As for the diesel engines, you can have the Match with a 113bhp 1.6-litre and a 148bhp 2.0-litre unit.

The Match trim level has been a staple of the Golf line-up for some time, and tends to be introduced towards the end of the Golf’s production run. The grade sits between ‘S’ and GT.

Elsewhere in the Golf range, adjustments have been made to the GTI and R performance models. These cars now come with keyless entry, a rear-view parking camera and lane-keep assist.

Geraldine Ingham, head of marketing at Volkswagen UK, said: “The added value of the expanded range of standard-fit equipment in the new Match editions further strengthens the Golf’s already compelling appeal.

“The Golf is hugely popular here. Indeed, it is the second-best selling car in the UK in 2018 and offering extra value through these equipment upgrades is sure to make it even more attractive.”

Ted Welford

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December 21, 2018

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