VW have announced the pricing and details for a new entry-level Golf model with extra equipment as standard which they hope will offer added value. The “Golf Twist” (not quite sure about the name) is available to order at participating dealers right now with prices starting at £12,995 on the road.
Available in a 3 or 5 door version, the Golf Twist is fitted with the same 1.4-litre, 80PS petrol engine as the Golf S and with a six-speed manual transmission. Acceleration from zero to 62 mph takes 13.9 seconds and the new model has a top speed of 107 mph. The Golf Twist has a combined cycle economy figure of 44.1 mpg and CO2 emissions of 149 g/km.
The new entry-level model has more than £700 worth of additional equipment over the Golf S on which it is based. The Twist adds 16-inch ‘Atlanta’ alloy wheels, RCD 310 radio system with MDI multimedia connectivity and a front centre armrest to the comprehensive list of standard equipment.
The new Golf Twist costs £12,995 RRP on the road with a £585 premium for the five-door model. The previous entry-level Golf, the S with the same 1.4-litre engine, cost £14,880.