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Volkswagen reveals its 2020 Golf range specs and pricing.

Volkswagen has announced the final full-year pricing and equipment levels of the Golf MK7.5, as well as the arrival date of the Mk8.

The award-winning hatch is moving to a driveaway pricing structure, with some models the cheapest they've ever been. Plus, there's heaps of active safety tech to be had.

On all Golf models, metallic or pearlescent effect paint costs $600, apart from the R, where there's no charge.

VW Golf Trendline hatchback and wagon

VW Golf Trendline hatch
Prices for the entry-level Trendline start at $24,990 driveaway. That's for a six-speed manual, 110kW/250Nm, 1.4-litre, turbocharged petrol model. There's also a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic retailing for $26,990, and a wagon automatic variant costing $29,990 driveaway.

Standard equipment is pretty extensive, including:

  • Front Assist with City Emergency Brake and Pedestrian Monitoring
  • Seven airbags
  • Driver Fatigue Detection System (alerting you if you need to take a break)
  • Multi-collision brake (after a smash, applies brakes to reduce additional impacts)
  • Extended Electronic Differential Lock
  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • 8-inch infotainment system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Leather-bound, multi-function steering wheel
  • Cruise control
  • Rear-view camera
  • LED rear lights
  • LED daytime driving lamps
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Front and rear manoeuvre braking
  • Auto headlight function
  • Rain-sensing windscreen wipers
  • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
  • Front seat lumbar adjustment
  • Rear seat centre armrest with load through and cup holders

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Wagon standard features

  • Black roof rails
  • Luggage partition net

Trendline safety pack ($1,500)

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Assist
  • Adaptive lane guidance*
  • Traffic Jam Assist*
  • Emergency Assist*
  • Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert
  • Park Assist
  • Proactive occupant protection system
  • Driving Profile Selection
  • Personalisation function

*DSG models only

VW Golf Comfortline hatchback and wagon

2020 VW Golf Comfortline hatch

Progressing through the range, the Comfortline adds more passenger comforts and technology. A Comfortline hatch with a 1.4-litre petrol engine costs $29,990, while the wagon is $32,990 driveway.

Standard features include:

  • 7-speed DSG automatic transmission
  • Dual-zone climate control air conditioning with Air Care
  • 8-inch audio and navigation system
  • Media Control
  • Keyless entry and starting system
  • Power-folding door mirrors
  • 17-inch (Dijon) alloy wheels
  • Comfort front seats
  • Chrome interior and exterior trim
  • Carpet floor mats, all round
  • 12V outlet in boot

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Wagon standard features

  • Chrome roof rails

Comfortline safety pack ($1,500)

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Assist
  • Adaptive lane guidance*
  • Traffic Jam Assist*
  • Emergency Assist*
  • Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert
  • Park Assist
  • Proactive occupant protection system
  • Driving Profile Selection
  • Personalisation function

*DSG models only

Comfortline Sound and Vision pack ($2,300)

  • Active Info display (a high-resolution instrument display screen with customisable menus)
  • 9.2-inch infotainment screen with satellite navigation system, gesture control and voice control
  • Dynaudio Excite 400W premium audio system with 10-channel digital amplifier and subwoofer

VW Golf Highline hatchback and wagon

VW Golf Highline hatch 2020

The Volkswagen Golf Highline hatchback and wagon are at their most affordable prices ever at $34,990 and $36,9990 driveaway respectively. The wagon has an impressive 605 litres of boot space with the rear seats up and 1,620 litres with them laid flat.

Standard tech on the Highline includes:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert
  • Lane Assist with adaptive lane guidance
  • Traffic Jam Assist
  • Park Assist
  • Vienna leather-appointed upholstery
  • Power adjustable driver's seat with memory function
  • Exterior mirrors with memory function
  • Automatic high beam function
  • Panoramic electric glass sunroof
  • LED interior ambient lighting
  • Front fog lights
  • Comfort sport, heated front seats
  • 17-inch (Karlskoga) alloy wheels
  • LED low and high beam headlights
  • Colour Multi-Function Display

Highline Sound and Vision pack ($2,300)

  • Active Info display (a high-resolution instrument display screen with customisable menus)
  • 9.2-inch infotainment screen with satellite navigation system, gesture control and voice control
  • Dynaudio Excite 400W premium audio system with 10-channel digital amplifier and subwoofer

It's also possible to fit out Highline Golfs with the R-Line pack. For an extra $2,500, you get R-Line specific interior and exterior styling touches, 18-inch Sebring-style alloy wheels, progressive steering, sports suspension and rear privacy glass.

VW Golf Alltrack wagon

VW Golf Alltrack 2020 wagon

The Golf Alltrack wagon has a driveaway price of $37,990. For the money, you receive:

  • 1.8-litre TSI, 132kW/280Nm petrol engine
  • 6-speed DSG
  • 4MOTION all-wheel-drive
  • Front Assist with City Emergency Brake and Pedestrian Monitoring
  • 8-inch audio and navigation system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Media Control
  • 17-inch (Valley) alloy wheels
  • Leather clad, multi-function steering wheel
  • Cruise control
  • Rear-view camera
  • Parking distance sensors both front and rear
  • Manoeuvre braking, front and rear
  • Keyless entry and starting system
  • Electrically foldable exterior mirrors
  • Driver fatigue detection
  • Driving Profile Selection with off-road mode
  • Air Care dual-zone climate control air conditioning
  • Automatic headlight function
  • Rain-sensing windscreen wipers
  • LED tail lights
  • LED daytime driving lights
  • Front fog lights
  • Carpet floor mats both front and rear
  • LED interior ambient lighting
  • Seven airbags
  • Multi-collision brake
  • Extended Electronic Differential Lock

VW Golf Alltrack Premium 2020 wagon

Golf Premium Alltrack 132TSI

For an additional $4,000, the $41,990 Premium Alltrack model gets:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Assist with adaptive lane guidance
  • Traffic Jam Assist
  • Emergency Assist
  • Park Assist
  • Light Assist, automatic high beam function
  • Proactive occupant protection system
  • Vienna leather-appointed upholstery
  • Comfort sport, heated front seats
  • Electrically adjustable driver's seat with memory function
  • Exterior mirrors with memory function
  • LED headlights, low and high beam
  • Colour Multi-Function Display

There are also three additional optional packs for the Alltrack. The $1,200 Drive Assistance Package brings more active safety features. The $2,300 Sound and Vision option brings off-road configuration and a 9.2-inch navigation system. And the Alltrack Premium can be ordered with a Sport Luxury package that costs $2,500. This adds 18-inch alloy wheels, steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, a panoramic sunroof and rear privacy glass.

Golf GTI

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Perhaps one of the most legendary car models ever built, the original hot hatch GTI costs $47,990.

For the money, here's what you'll get:

  • 180kW/370Nm 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine
  • Seven-speed wet-clutch DSG
  • Front differential lock
  • Ventilated disc brakes, front and rear (from the Golf R)
  • Front Assist with City Emergency Brake and Pedestrian Monitoring
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Assist with adaptive lane guidance
  • Traffic Jam Assist
  • Emergency Assist
  • Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert
  • Active Info Display
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Adaptive chassis control
  • GTI body styling
  • 8-inch audio and satellite navigation system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • LED headlights for low and high beam
  • Light Assist, automatic high beam function
  • Leather sports multi-function steering wheel with gearshift paddles
  • Clark sport cloth seat upholstery
  • Electrically foldable exterior mirrors
  • Rear-view camera
  • Park Assist
  • Manoeuvre braking, front and rear
  • Keyless access, keyless entry and starting system

Golf R hatchback and wagon

VW Golf R 2020 hot hatch

The Golf R hatch now sells for $54,990 driveaway. The wagon costs an extra $3,000 at $57,990 driveaway.

R cars are fully loaded, including metallic or pearl paint, which is almost always an optional extra in any car maker's range. Optional extras that are available include the ability to add a 400W Dynaudio Excite premium grade sound system ($1,000) or a power opening panoramic sunroof ($1,900).

Golf R standard features

  • 213kW/380Nm 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine
  • 4MOTION all-wheel drive
  • Vienna leather-appointed upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • Electrically adjustable driver's seat with memory function
  • LED headlights with Dynamic cornering lights
  • Dynamic Light Assist
  • R Body styling
  • 19-inch Spielberg alloy wheels
  • 9.2-inch satellite navigation system with gesture control and voice control
  • Dark tinted rear and rear side windows
  • Metallic and pearl-effect paint
  • Exterior mirrors with memory function

Wagon standard features

  • Chrome roof rails
  • Luggage partition net

New VW Care Plan to lower ownership costs

Volkswagen also announced today that customers buying a new VW can pay to have a care plan that may represent as much as $1,000 in service savings. The scheme freezes scheduled maintenance prices at the current rates. For most Golfs, the care plan costs $1,100 for three years or $1,900 for five. Performance Golfs, like the GTI and R models, have a slightly higher cost of $1,350 and $2,350. Free roadside assistance is also included for the term of the care plan.

VW's director of customer experience and marketing Jason Bradshaw stated that the care plan would give buyers more peace of mind.

"The Volkswagen Care Plan is all about giving customers another reason to buy a Volkswagen with confidence," said Bradshaw.

When is the next-generation Golf arriving here?

According to VW, the Mk8 Golf Mark 8 will be here by the fourth quarter of 2020, while the hot hatch R models won't arrive until early 2021.

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