Golf SV

Volkswagen has packed all the advanced technology of the award-winning Golf hatchback range into a larger, even more practical body. The result is the Golf SV.

Originally marketed as the Golf Plus when it was introduced in June 2005, the Golf SV name was adopted in March 2014 when this all-new model was launched. The SV initials are derived from the model’s name in mainland Europe: the Golf Sports Van.

UK Retailers started taking orders for the car in May 2014, with the first deliveries in July. The Golf SV is the third variant of the seventh-generation Golf, alongside the hatchback and the Estate, and has a look that clearly follows the design of its siblings, with strong elements of Volkswagen’s design ‘DNA’. Based on the MQB platform and measuring 4,338 mm long, the new SV is 134 mm longer than the Golf Plus that it replaces, and 83 mm longer than the Golf. It is 224 mm shorter than the Golf Estate. Its 2,685 mm wheelbase is 48 mm longer than that of the Golf, helping to generate more interior space, while the SV is also 81 mm wider, at 1,807 mm, and 126 mm higher, at 1,578 mm (excluding roof rails).

That greater interior space provides for greater flexibility. The rear seats (a 40:60 split bench) can slide forwards and backwards by up to 180 mm, to increase either passenger or luggage space as required.

Compared with the boot of its predecessor, capacity is increased by 76 litres to 500 litres with the back seats at their rear-most position (versus the Golf’s 380 litres and the Estate’s 605 litres). Moving the rear seats forwards increases the luggage capacity to 590 litres, while folding the rear seats liberates up to 1,520 litres of room. The front passenger seat can also optionally fold fully forward, creating a load space which is up to 2,484 mm long.

Like the Golf, the Golf SV comes with a raft of standard and optional passive and active safety systems. These include a standard automatic post-collision braking system which automatically brakes the vehicle after a collision to reduce kinetic energy significantly and thus minimise the chance or severity of a second impact, and (from SE trim) a PreCrash system which, on detecting the possibility of an accident, pre-tensions seatbelts and closes the windows and sunroof, leaving just a small gap, to ensure the best possible protection from the airbags.

Other electronic aids include Adaptive Cruise Control, Front Assist and City Emergency Braking, all of which are standard from SE specification and above, and which can reduce or eliminate the chance of accidents occurring. Also available are a Driver Alert System, a camera-operated Lane Assist system and a Dynamic Light Assist system.

A first for the Golf SV is a blind spot monitor, dubbed Side Scan, with an assistant for exiting parking spaces. This monitors the area behind and to the sides of the vehicle, ensuring easier and safer egress when reversing from a parking bay. It will be packaged as an option together with Lane Assist.

Powering the SV is a range of petrol and diesel engines, all of which incorporate Stop/Start and battery regeneration systems. There is a turbocharged 1.0-litre TSI with 115 PS; a 1.2-litre petrol engines with 85 PS; two 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engines with 125 and 150 PS; and two turbodiesels: a 2.0-litre 150 PS and a 1.6-litre 115 PS. When fitted in the Golf SV BlueMotion, this last engine is expected to return fuel economy of 67.3.5 mpg and emit 110 g/km of CO₂ (68.9 mpg and 106 g/km for DSG version). All engines apart from the 1.2-litre TSI 85 PS can be ordered with a DSG gearbox.

Trim levels for the Golf SV progress from S through SE to GT. A BlueMotion model based on the S specification is also available.

All models include Bluetooth; DAB digital radio, SD card reader and CD player with 6.5-inch colour touchscreen; iPod connector; a front centre armrest; dual rear ISOFIX fittings; seven airbags including one for the driver’s knees; XDS electronic differential; an automatic post-collision braking system; and air conditioning. Roof rails are also standard: black-coloured on the S and SE, and silver on the GT.

Among other items, SE models add ACC adaptive cruise control with Front Assist and City Emergency Braking; 16-inch alloy wheels; rear map-reading lights; an additional 12 Volt socket and air vents in the rear of the front centre armrest; drawers under the front seats; folding tables on the rear of the front seat backrests; a leather-trimmed gear lever and three-spoke multifunction steering wheel; automatic lights and wipers; a Driver Alert System; driver profile selection, and the Pre-Crash preventive occupant protection system.

The range-topping GT trim adds 17-inch alloy wheels; sports suspension, which is lowered by 15 mm; 65 per cent tinted rear windows; Discover satellite navigation system; electrically folding door mirrors; front and rear parking sensors; Alcantara and cloth upholstery and ambient interior lighting, among other items.

The Golf SV is built at Volkswagen’s Wolfsburg factory in Germany alongside the Golf hatch and Estate. The best year of sales in the UK for the previous model was 2006 when 8,856 Golf Plus models were sold.

Summary

◦ Third version of Golf Mk VII, alongside hatchback and Estate; replaced Golf Plus

◦ Trim, specification and engine line-up run from S to SE, SE BlueMotion and then GT

◦ Despite compact dimensions, SV offers space for five adults plus luggage

◦ Golf SV styling clearly follows that of its siblings, with strong elements of Volkswagen’s design ‘DNA’

◦ At 4,338 mm long, SV is 134 mm longer than Golf Plus that it replaces, and 83 mm longer than Golf. It is 224 mm shorter than Golf Estate. Its 2,685 mm wheelbase is 48 mm longer than that of the Golf, helping to generate more interior space, while the SV is also 81 mm wider, at 1,807 mm, and 126 mm higher, at 1,578 mm (excluding roof rails)

◦ Greater interior space provides for greater flexibility. Rear seats (a 40:60 split bench) can slide forwards and backwards by up to 180 mm, to increase either passenger or luggage space as required

◦ Compared with boot of its predecessor, capacity is increased by 76 litres to 500 litres with the back seats at their rear-most position (versus Golf’s 380 litres and Estate’s 605 litres). Moving rear seats forwards increases luggage capacity to 590 litres, while folding rear seats liberates up to 1,520 litres of room. Front passenger seat can also optionally fold fully forward, creating a load space which is up to 2,484 mm long

◦ Like Golf, Golf SV comes with a raft of standard and optional passive and active safety systems. Automatic post-collision braking system which automatically brakes the vehicle after a collision to reduce kinetic energy significantly and thus minimise the chance of a second impact is standard on all models, while a PreCrash system which, on detecting the possibility of an accident, pre-tensions seatbelts and closes the windows and sunroof, leaving just a small gap, to ensure the best possible protection from the airbags is standard from SE

◦ Other electronic aids include Adaptive Cruise Control, Front Assist and City Emergency Braking, all of which are standard from SE specification and above, and which can reduce or eliminate the chance of accidents occurring. A Driver Alert system is standard on SE and GT, while a camera-operated Lane Assist system and a Dynamic Light Assist system are optional

◦ Golf SV includes a blind spot monitor, dubbed Side Scan, with an assistant for exiting parking spaces. This monitors the area behind and to the sides of the vehicle, ensuring easier and safer egress when reversing from a parking bay. It will be packaged as an option together with Lane Assist

◦ Powering the Golf SV is a range of petrol and diesel engines, all of which incorporate Stop/Start and battery regeneration systems. All are EU6 compliant. There is a turbocharged 1.0-litre TSI with 115 PS; a 1.2-litre petrol engines with 85 PS; two 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engines with 125 and 150 PS; and two turbodiesels: a 2.0-litre 150 PS and a 1.6-litre 115 PS. When fitted in the Golf SV BlueMotion, this last engine returns fuel economy of 60.1 mpg and emits 108 g/km of CO₂ (60.1 mpg and 109 g/km for DSG version). All engines apart from the 1.2-litre TSI 85 PS can be ordered with a DSG gearbox

◦ Trim levels for Golf progress from S through SE to GT. A BlueMotion model based on the S specification is also available. All models include Bluetooth; DAB digital radio, SD card reader and CD player with 6.5-inch colour touchscreen; iPod connector; a front centre armrest; dual rear ISOFIX fittings; seven airbags including one for the driver’s knees; XDS electronic differential; an automatic post-collision braking system; and air conditioning. Roof rails are also standard: black on the S and SE, and silver on the GT

◦ Among other items, SE models add ACC Adaptive Cruise Control with Front Assist and City emergency braking; 16-inch alloy wheels; rear map-reading lights; an additional 12 Volt socket and air vents in the rear of the front centre armrest; drawers under the front seats; tables on the rear of the front seat backrests; a leather-trimmed gear lever and three-spoke multifunction steering wheel; automatic lights and wipers; a Driver Alert system; driver profile selection, and the Pre-Crash preventive occupant protection system

◦ Range-topping GT trim adds 17-inch alloy wheels; sports suspension; 65 per cent tinted rear windows; Discover Navigation system with 8.0-inch colour touchscreen; front and rear parking sensors; Alcantara and cloth upholstery and ambient interior lighting, among other items

◦ All Golf SVs in the UK (except BlueMotion) will come with a standard space-saver spare tyre

◦ Best-seller is SE 1.6-litre TDI 115 PS manual. Retail sales are around 65 per cent, diesel sales around 80 per cent and DSG sales around 35 per cent

◦ Went on sale in May 2014, with first UK deliveries at the end of July 2014

Volkswagen has packed all the advanced technology of the award-winning Golf hatchback range into a larger, even more practical body. The result is the Golf SV.

Originally marketed as the Golf Plus when it was introduced in June 2005, the Golf SV name was adopted in March 2014 when this all-new model was launched. The SV initials are derived from the model’s name in mainland Europe: the Golf Sports Van.

UK Retailers started taking orders for the car in May 2014, with the first deliveries in July. The Golf SV is the third variant of the seventh-generation Golf, alongside the hatchback and the Estate, and has a look that clearly follows the design of its siblings, with strong elements of Volkswagen’s design ‘DNA’. Based on the MQB platform and measuring 4,338 mm long, the new SV is 134 mm longer than the Golf Plus that it replaces, and 83 mm longer than the Golf. It is 224 mm shorter than the Golf Estate. Its 2,685 mm wheelbase is 48 mm longer than that of the Golf, helping to generate more interior space, while the SV is also 81 mm wider, at 1,807 mm, and 126 mm higher, at 1,578 mm (excluding roof rails).

That greater interior space provides for greater flexibility. The rear seats (a 40:60 split bench) can slide forwards and backwards by up to 180 mm, to increase either passenger or luggage space as required.

Compared with the boot of its predecessor, capacity is increased by 76 litres to 500 litres with the back seats at their rear-most position (versus the Golf’s 380 litres and the Estate’s 605 litres). Moving the rear seats forwards increases the luggage capacity to 590 litres, while folding the rear seats liberates up to 1,520 litres of room. The front passenger seat can also optionally fold fully forward, creating a load space which is up to 2,484 mm long.

Like the Golf, the Golf SV comes with a raft of standard and optional passive and active safety systems. These include a standard automatic post-collision braking system which automatically brakes the vehicle after a collision to reduce kinetic energy significantly and thus minimise the chance or severity of a second impact, and (from SE trim) a PreCrash system which, on detecting the possibility of an accident, pre-tensions seatbelts and closes the windows and sunroof, leaving just a small gap, to ensure the best possible protection from the airbags.

Other electronic aids include Adaptive Cruise Control, Front Assist and City Emergency Braking, all of which are standard from SE specification and above, and which can reduce or eliminate the chance of accidents occurring. Also available are a Driver Alert System, a camera-operated Lane Assist system and a Dynamic Light Assist system.

A first for the Golf SV is a blind spot monitor, dubbed Side Scan, with an assistant for exiting parking spaces. This monitors the area behind and to the sides of the vehicle, ensuring easier and safer egress when reversing from a parking bay. It will be packaged as an option together with Lane Assist.

Powering the SV is a range of petrol and diesel engines, all of which incorporate Stop/Start and battery regeneration systems. There is a turbocharged 1.0-litre TSI with 115 PS; a 1.2-litre petrol engines with 85 PS; two 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engines with 125 and 150 PS; and two turbodiesels: a 2.0-litre 150 PS and a 1.6-litre 115 PS. When fitted in the Golf SV BlueMotion, this last engine is expected to return fuel economy of 67.3.5 mpg and emit 110 g/km of CO₂ (68.9 mpg and 106 g/km for DSG version). All engines apart from the 1.2-litre TSI 85 PS can be ordered with a DSG gearbox.

Trim levels for the Golf SV progress from S through SE to GT. A BlueMotion model based on the S specification is also available.

All models include Bluetooth; DAB digital radio, SD card reader and CD player with 6.5-inch colour touchscreen; iPod connector; a front centre armrest; dual rear ISOFIX fittings; seven airbags including one for the driver’s knees; XDS electronic differential; an automatic post-collision braking system; and air conditioning. Roof rails are also standard: black-coloured on the S and SE, and silver on the GT.

Among other items, SE models add ACC adaptive cruise control with Front Assist and City Emergency Braking; 16-inch alloy wheels; rear map-reading lights; an additional 12 Volt socket and air vents in the rear of the front centre armrest; drawers under the front seats; folding tables on the rear of the front seat backrests; a leather-trimmed gear lever and three-spoke multifunction steering wheel; automatic lights and wipers; a Driver Alert System; driver profile selection, and the Pre-Crash preventive occupant protection system.

The range-topping GT trim adds 17-inch alloy wheels; sports suspension, which is lowered by 15 mm; 65 per cent tinted rear windows; Discover satellite navigation system; electrically folding door mirrors; front and rear parking sensors; Alcantara and cloth upholstery and ambient interior lighting, among other items.

The Golf SV is built at Volkswagen’s Wolfsburg factory in Germany alongside the Golf hatch and Estate. The best year of sales in the UK for the previous model was 2006 when 8,856 Golf Plus models were sold.

Summary

◦ Third version of Golf Mk VII, alongside hatchback and Estate; replaced Golf Plus

◦ Trim, specification and engine line-up run from S to SE, SE BlueMotion and then GT

◦ Despite compact dimensions, SV offers space for five adults plus luggage

◦ Golf SV styling clearly follows that of its siblings, with strong elements of Volkswagen’s design ‘DNA’

◦ At 4,338 mm long, SV is 134 mm longer than Golf Plus that it replaces, and 83 mm longer than Golf. It is 224 mm shorter than Golf Estate. Its 2,685 mm wheelbase is 48 mm longer than that of the Golf, helping to generate more interior space, while the SV is also 81 mm wider, at 1,807 mm, and 126 mm higher, at 1,578 mm (excluding roof rails)

◦ Greater interior space provides for greater flexibility. Rear seats (a 40:60 split bench) can slide forwards and backwards by up to 180 mm, to increase either passenger or luggage space as required

◦ Compared with boot of its predecessor, capacity is increased by 76 litres to 500 litres with the back seats at their rear-most position (versus Golf’s 380 litres and Estate’s 605 litres). Moving rear seats forwards increases luggage capacity to 590 litres, while folding rear seats liberates up to 1,520 litres of room. Front passenger seat can also optionally fold fully forward, creating a load space which is up to 2,484 mm long

◦ Like Golf, Golf SV comes with a raft of standard and optional passive and active safety systems. Automatic post-collision braking system which automatically brakes the vehicle after a collision to reduce kinetic energy significantly and thus minimise the chance of a second impact is standard on all models, while a PreCrash system which, on detecting the possibility of an accident, pre-tensions seatbelts and closes the windows and sunroof, leaving just a small gap, to ensure the best possible protection from the airbags is standard from SE

◦ Other electronic aids include Adaptive Cruise Control, Front Assist and City Emergency Braking, all of which are standard from SE specification and above, and which can reduce or eliminate the chance of accidents occurring. A Driver Alert system is standard on SE and GT, while a camera-operated Lane Assist system and a Dynamic Light Assist system are optional

◦ Golf SV includes a blind spot monitor, dubbed Side Scan, with an assistant for exiting parking spaces. This monitors the area behind and to the sides of the vehicle, ensuring easier and safer egress when reversing from a parking bay. It will be packaged as an option together with Lane Assist

◦ Powering the Golf SV is a range of petrol and diesel engines, all of which incorporate Stop/Start and battery regeneration systems. All are EU6 compliant. There is a turbocharged 1.0-litre TSI with 115 PS; a 1.2-litre petrol engines with 85 PS; two 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engines with 125 and 150 PS; and two turbodiesels: a 2.0-litre 150 PS and a 1.6-litre 115 PS. When fitted in the Golf SV BlueMotion, this last engine returns fuel economy of 60.1 mpg and emits 108 g/km of CO₂ (60.1 mpg and 109 g/km for DSG version). All engines apart from the 1.2-litre TSI 85 PS can be ordered with a DSG gearbox

◦ Trim levels for Golf progress from S through SE to GT. A BlueMotion model based on the S specification is also available. All models include Bluetooth; DAB digital radio, SD card reader and CD player with 6.5-inch colour touchscreen; iPod connector; a front centre armrest; dual rear ISOFIX fittings; seven airbags including one for the driver’s knees; XDS electronic differential; an automatic post-collision braking system; and air conditioning. Roof rails are also standard: black on the S and SE, and silver on the GT

◦ Among other items, SE models add ACC Adaptive Cruise Control with Front Assist and City emergency braking; 16-inch alloy wheels; rear map-reading lights; an additional 12 Volt socket and air vents in the rear of the front centre armrest; drawers under the front seats; tables on the rear of the front seat backrests; a leather-trimmed gear lever and three-spoke multifunction steering wheel; automatic lights and wipers; a Driver Alert system; driver profile selection, and the Pre-Crash preventive occupant protection system

◦ Range-topping GT trim adds 17-inch alloy wheels; sports suspension; 65 per cent tinted rear windows; Discover Navigation system with 8.0-inch colour touchscreen; front and rear parking sensors; Alcantara and cloth upholstery and ambient interior lighting, among other items

◦ All Golf SVs in the UK (except BlueMotion) will come with a standard space-saver spare tyre

◦ Best-seller is SE 1.6-litre TDI 115 PS manual. Retail sales are around 65 per cent, diesel sales around 80 per cent and DSG sales around 35 per cent

◦ Went on sale in May 2014, with first UK deliveries at the end of July 2014

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