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Volkswagen Golf bolstered with new high-spec trims

Match Edition, GT Edition and R-Line Edition run-out models bring extra equipment and value for money

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Volkswagen has given the outgoing Golf a shake up with a range of new trim levels designed to bring extra equipment without breaking the bank.

The three new trims are called Match Edition, GT Edition and R-Line Edition and replace Match, GT and R-Line, building on the standard equipment levels they offered. The new trims are £400 more than those they replace but offer the equivalent of £1,910 of additional equipment.

The new kit includes two-way climate control, LED headlights and a winter pack, which includes heated front seats and heated windscreen.

The current generation of Volkswagen Golf was first launched back in 2012 and its replacement will arrive on UK roads next year. Nevertheless, the current model holds a class-leading Expert Rating of 82% on The Car Expert’s unique Expert Rating system, which aggregates new car reviews from about 20 of the UK’s top motoring websites.

Volkswagen Golf R-Line Edition - rear view | The Car Expert

Dale Piper, Golf product manager at Volkswagen UK, said: “The Edition trim trio further strengthens the Golf’s appeal with a generous package of added equipment, boosting value by over £1,500.

“The Golf already represents a compelling competitive value package, and the Edition trims only go to strengthen this.

“Even though it was launched in 2012, the current, seventh-generation, Golf continues to win comparison tests against newer rivals, and remains our best-selling car by a comfortable margin.”

The new trims follow Volkswagen tradition of offering high-specification Edition variants of its models as they reach the end of their product cycle. The new eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf will be unveiled before the end of the year and go on sale in 2020.

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Darren Cassey
Darren Cassey
Articles by Darren Cassey are provided for The Car Expert by PA Media (formerly the Press Association). They include test drives of the latest new cars and features on various aspects of automotive life.