Facelifted Volkswagen Golf 1.4 priced at $132k

Most popular version of the facelifted Mk 7 Volkswagen Golf hatchback is now on sale in Singapore at $132k


The Golf you’ve been waiting for is here: The Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI is now on sale in Singapore.

Currently there is one trim level, Highline, and it retails for $131,900 with COE.

Volkswagen says a less expensive Comfortline 1.4 will soon be on offer, as well as a more powerful 1.4 R-Line with a 150hp engine (just as in the pre-facelift Golf).

Facelifted VW Golf 1.0, Golf R, and Golf GTI launched in Oct 2017

The current Golf Mark 7 launched in Singapore in 2014, with a face-lifted version launching in October last year. As covered on CarBuyer.com.sg, it launched with the GTI, Golf R, and a new 1.0-litre base model.

The latter (shown above), going for $111,400 with COE, replaces the old 1.2-litre Golf as the least expensive version.  Traditionally though, the Golf 1.4 has been the best-seller of its range, as well as the best-selling Volkswagen model here in Singapore.

For $20,500 more, the 1.4-litre model offers a slight performance boost, and many more features.

The 1.4-litre turbocharged engine, as seen on the pre-facelift Mark 7 model, makes 125hp and 200Nm of torque, does 0-100km/h in 9.1 seconds, with a fuel efficiency of 5.5L/100km.

The 1.0 (with a three-cylinder turbo engine) actually isn’t far behind, on paper, with 110hp, 200Nm of torque, 0-100km/h in 9.9 seconds, with efficiency of 5.0L/100km.

Want to know what the new least-expensive VW Golf 1.0 drives like? Watch our video and read the CarBuyer review to find out


What it has, and the 1.0 doesn’t, includes: 18-inch wheels (compared to 16-inchers), a sunroof, auto LED headlights, active cornering lights, LED taillights with active turn signals, keyless entry and start, a rear view camera.

Driving modes and sport suspension (tuned springs, dampers, anti-roll bars), are another notable addition to the 1.4 Highline drivers will enjoy, as are additional safety systems, including a blind spot monitor (with rear traffic alert) and proactive occupant protection (primes seatbelts, brakes, windows for impact).

There’s also VW’s Active Info Display, the 12.3-inch TFT instrument panel, compared to conventional clock-style instruments on the base 1.0. Another upgrade is the 9.2-inch touchscreen Discover Pro infotainment system with gesture control and smartphone connectivity.


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