Volkswagen Golf guide

Everything you need to know about the 2019 Volkswagen Golf

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Here's a Volkswagen Golf guide for the pre-2020 model.

ModelEnginePowerTorqueBody stylesRatingDriveaway price
VW Golf 110TSI1.4-litre TSI110kW250NmHatchNot yet ratedFrom $33,664
VW Golf 110TSI Life1.4-litre TSI110kW250NmWagonNot yet ratedFrom $38,711
VW Golf 110TSI R-Line1.8-litre TSI132kW280NmWagonNot yet ratedFrom $42,007
VW Golf GTI2.0-litre TSI180kW370NmHatchNot yet ratedFrom $58,862
VW Golf R2.0-litre turbocharged petrol235kW*420Nm*HatchNot yet ratedFrom $TBC

*Final power outputs to be confirmed

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Quick VW Golf facts

The Volkswagen Golf has been the pinnacle of hatchback cars since its launch in 1974. There have been seven generations of Golfs, with an eighth now here. According to online figures, the Volkswagen Golf is the third best-selling car model ever produced.

The GTI Golf exemplifies and popularised the hot hatch concept. Around the world, some markets can also buy an e-Golf, a battery-powered electric Golf.

2021 Volkswagen Golf

What to consider when buying a VW Golf

Here are things you need to consider when buying a new Golf.

Which Golf model is best?

Volkswagen Golf rear view

With so many Golf variations, there's a model to suit everyone.

Which 2020 Golf should I buy for a family car?

Any of the Golf wagons would make sense for family buyers, with room for five, plus a great big boot. Trendline, Comfortline and Highline wagons all make sense as a solid family daily driver.

Parents who live up unpaved tracks or like to head out on roads less travelled might go for the Golf AllTrak wagon, which VW describes as an SUV crossed with a wagon.

For those who still want a bit of a sporty family car, take a look at the Golf R Wagon. It's a fiery beast, with 213kW and 380Nm and large 19-inch alloys, plus leather seat appointments.

I want something sporty

The Golf GTI is the classic hot hatch and often labelled as the sweet spot in the range. Car reviewers raved about the engine, sweet looks and interior equipment. If you really want to go for something special, the R Golfs are the most powerful and exciting to drive.

Volkswagen set to premiere new Golf GTI

VW Golf GTI, GTE and GTD
VW has confirmed some of the final launch details, as well as releasing some images of near-production ready Golf GTI models. The cars will be officially shown to audiences at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

Based on the MK8 Golf, the three GTI models could arrive here in early 2021.

The Golf GTE PHEV

The trims are GTI, GTE and GTD. The main differences are the power source, as the GTE is a plug-in hybrid with a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine. Meanwhile, the GTD has a torquey 2.0-litre turbo diesel.

Which 2020 Golf has the most equipment?

The Golf Highline with optional packages fitted has a long spec list and will be a very comfortable, well-equipped hatchback.

VW Golf Comfortline side

Where is the Golf made?

Volkswagen has two assembly lines in Germany, one in Wolfsburg (the world's largest car plant) and another in Zwickau, Saxony.

When is the Golf getting updated?

Very soon! From photos we've seen, the design and construction has been pretty much finalised, as production ready test cars have been spotted with heavy prototype camouflage.

The world premiere should happen in the next few weeks, with the first cars reaching debut markets around December 2020.

Latest Volkswagen Golf news

VW Golf financing

When buying a Volkswagen Golf with finance, make sure you take a few seconds to compare different car loans. You could save hundreds of dollars over the loan term.


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Name Product Interest Rate (p.a.) Comparison Rate (p.a.) Min Loan Amount Loan Term Application Fee Monthly Service Fee Monthly Repayment
IMB New Car Loan
4.88% (fixed)
5.23%
$2,000
1 to 7 years
$275.12 ($250 Application fee + $25.12 PPSR fee)
$0
You'll receive a fixed rate of 4.88% p.a.
A low minimum borrowing amount of $2,000 that you can use to purchase a new car or one that's up to two years old.
Plenti Car Loan
From 4.89% (fixed)
5.44%
$10,001
3 to 7 years
from $249 to $799
$0
You'll receive a fixed rate from 4.89% p.a.
Borrow up to $100,000 with a Plenti Car Loan and benefit from no early repayment or exit fees.
Credit Concierge Car Loan
From 2.99% (fixed)
4.07%
$10,000
1 to 7 years
$350
$8.50
You'll receive a fixed rate of 2.99% p.a. with a comparison rate of 4.07% p.a.
Get access to over 20 providers to fund a new or used car.
loans.com.au - New and Dealer Used Car Loan
3.99% (fixed)
4.53%
$5,000
3 to 5 years
$400
$0
You'll receive a fixed rate from 3.99% p.a. based on your risk profile
Finance a new car and benefit from features such as fast approval, no ongoing fees and an optional balloon payment. Settle the loan before 30 November 2021 and enter the draw to win a $1,000 fuel gift voucher. T&Cs apply.
Alex Bank Car Loan
From 4.99% (fixed)
4.99%
$2,100
6 months to 5 years
Waived $295 establishment fee
$0
You'll receive a fixed rate between 4.99% p.a. and 19.99% p.a.
Borrow up to $30,000 for terms between 6 months and 5 years to finance a car. The one-off $295 establishment fee will be waived for loan applications submitted by 3 November 2021. T&Cs apply.
Wisr Secured Car Loan
From 4.74% (fixed)
5.01%
$5,000
3 to 7 years
$195 for refinance and dealer sale ($245 for private sale)
$0
You'll receive a personalised interest rate from 4.74% p.a. to 16.01% p.a. based on your risk profile
A flexible car loan from $5,000 - $63,000 with personalised rates and rewards for strong credit customers.

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Stratton Finance New Car Loan
From 3.85% (fixed)
4.05%
$10,000
3 to 7 years
$700
$8.25
You'll receive a fixed rate from 3.85% p.a. depending on the lender you are approved with
Apply for up to $250,000 and use cash or trade in a vehicle to use as a deposit. Optional balloon payment available.
NRMA New Car Loan
From 4.99% (fixed)
5.69%
$5,000
1 to 7 years
$499
$0
You'll receive a fixed rate from 4.99% p.a.
Purchase a new or used car up to 3 years old and benefit from a fixed rate and no monthly fees. Pre-approval available within 5 business hours.
Great Southern Bank Fixed Rate Car Loan
6.79% (fixed)
7.16%
$5,000
1 to 7 years
$265 ($175 Establishment Fee + $90 Security Administration Fee)
$0
You'll receive a fixed rate of 6.79% p.a.
A secured loan with a high maximum borrowing amount up to $100,000. Redraw facility and no monthly fees.
NAB Personal Loan Unsecured Fixed
From 6.99% (fixed)
7.91%
$5,000
1 to 7 years
$150
$10
You'll receive a fixed rate between 6.99% p.a. and 18.99% p.a. ( 7.91% p.a. to 19.83% p.a. comparison rate) based on your risk profile
Borrow from $5,000 to $55,000, with 1 to 7 year loan terms available. This loan comes with no fees for extra repayments and no early exit fees.
Symple Loans Personal Loan
From 5.75% (variable)
6.47%
$5,000
1 to 7 years
from 0% to 5% of the loan amount
$10
You'll receive a personalised interest rate from 5.75% p.a. to 25.99% p.a. based on your risk profile
Borrow up to $50,000 to pay for what you need.
SocietyOne Car Loan
From 5.95% (fixed)
5.95%
$5,000
2 to 5 years
from $0 to $595
$0
You'll receive a fixed rate between 5.95% p.a. and 17.49% p.a. based on your risk profile
A loan from $5,000 to use for a range of purposes. Benefit from no ongoing fees and no early repayment fee.
OurMoneyMarket Car Loan
From 5.35% (fixed)
5.65%
$2,001
1 to 7 years
$250
$0
You'll receive a fixed interest rate from 5.35% p.a. to 14.99% p.a. based on your risk profile.
Borrow between $2,001 and $75,000 to finance a new or used car up to 7 years.
NRMA Used Car Loan
From 6.24% (fixed)
6.94%
$5,000
1 to 7 years
$499
$0
You'll receive a fixed rate from 6.24% p.a.
Finance a used car with NRMA and benefit from a fixed rate term and no monthly fees. Pre-approval available within 5 business hours.
Beyond Bank Low Rate Car Loan
4.69% (fixed)
5.01%
$5,000
1 to 7 years
$175
$0
You'll receive a fixed rate of 4.69% p.a.
Take advantage of a competitive rate, pre-approval and no early repayment fees when you finance a car under two years old.
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