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Everything you need to know about the 2019 Volkswagen Golf

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ModelEnginePowerTorqueBody stylesRatingDriveaway priceMore info
VW Golf Trendline, Comfortline and Highline1.4-litre TSI110kW250NmHatchNot yet ratedFrom $24,990Key features
VW Golf Trendline, Comfortline and Highline1.4-litre TSI110kW250NmWagonNot yet ratedFrom $29,990Key features
VW Golf Alltrack, Alltrack Premium1.8-litre TSI132kW280NmWagonNot yet ratedFrom $37,990Key features
VW Golf GTI2.0-litre TSI180kW370NmHatchNot yet ratedFrom $47,990Key features
VW Golf R2.0-litre TSI213kW380NmHatch or WagonNot yet ratedFrom $54,990Key features

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Quick VW Golf facts

The Volkswagen Golf has been the paragon of hatchback cars since its launch in 1974. There have been seven generations of Golfs, with an eighth on its way. 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, powered by an electric motor.

VW Golf hatch

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?

Vw Golf hatchback rear view

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

Which 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 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
Plenti Car Loan
From 4.89% (fixed)
5.44%
$2,000
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.
Loans.com.au - New and Dealer Used Car Loan
From 4.67% (fixed)
5.22%
$5,000
3 to 5 years
$400
$0
You'll receive a fixed rate from 4.67% 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.
IMB New Car Loan
4.99% (fixed)
5.34%
$2,000
1 to 7 years
$275.12 ($250 Application fee + $25.12 PPS registration fee)
$0
You'll receive a fixed rate of 4.99% 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.
Credit Concierge Car Loan
From 3.85% (fixed)
4.91%
$10,000
1 to 7 years
$350
$8.50
You'll receive a fixed rate of 3.85% p.a. with a comparison rate of 4.91% p.a.
Get access to over 20 providers to fund a new or used car.

MoneyForJam Car Loan
From 3.25% (fixed)
5.82%
$5,000
1 to 7 years
From $1 to $990
$25
You'll receive a fixed rate from 3.25% p.a. based on your risk profile
Borrow between $5,000 and $120,000 with loan terms up to 7 years to finance a new or used car. Get access to more than 40 providers.
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 2 years old and benefit from a fixed rate and no monthly fees. Pre-approval available within 5 business hours.
Wisr Secured Car Loan
From 4.74% (fixed)
5.01%
$5,000
3 to 7 years
$195 (Includes PPSR registration fee)
$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.

RACV New Car Loans
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.
A larger loan of $5,000 or more to help you buy a new or used car. 5-hour pre approval available and no ongoing 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
An unsecured loan up to $55,000 you can use for a range of purposes and pay off over up to 7 years. Note: Majority of customers will get the headline rate of 12.69% (13.56% comparison rate) or less. See Comparison rate warning in (i) above.
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 10 years.
CUA Secured Fixed 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.
Latitude Personal Loan (Secured)
From 5.99% (fixed)
7.26%
$3,000
1 to 7 years
Loans under $5000 - $140
$13
You'll receive a fixed rate between 5.99% p.a. and 21.99% p.a. based on your risk profile
Lock in a competitive fixed rate when you offer security. Loan can be used for any purpose and repayments are flexible. You can check your interest rate before applying with no impact to your credit score.
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.
SocietyOne Car Loan
From 6.99% (fixed)
6.99%
$5,000
2 to 5 years
from 0% to 5% of the total loan amount
$0
You'll receive a fixed rate between 6.99% p.a. and 20.49% 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.
Driva Car Loan
From 3.95% (fixed)
5.1%
$2,000
1 to 7 years
$295 (Varies by lender, starting from $295)
$10
You'll receive a fixed rate from 3.95% p.a.
Borrow up to $250,000 with loan terms from 1 to 7 years. Get access to a range of lenders.
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.
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.
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