As part of a host of upgrades across many of its ranges, Volkswagen have unveiled a new trim level model to its already appealing Golf Estate range called the Golf Estate Match Edition.
Volkswagen’s new Golf Estate Match Edition replaces the SE trim variant and consists of some significant equipment upgrades to both the exterior and interior of the model.
External additions include new 16-inch ‘Dover’ alloy wheels and parking sensors. Additionally, the Match Edition features a new mirror pack which consists of electrically folding door mirrors with puddle lights and reverse activated kerb-view adjustment on the passenger’s side.
The most notable interior upgrade is to the Match Edition’s infotainment system, which now includes the Discover Navigation system with Car-Net Guide and Inform software. The Dynamic Navigation system provides drivers with branded points of interest, speed limit display and multiple route options. Additionally, the Car Net Guide and Inform programmes provide drivers with access to lots of useful information such as live traffic updates, local fuel prices and parking space availability.
The upgraded infotainment system is fitted with a high spec 6.5-inch colour touch-screen which also contains DAB digital radio and Bluetooth connection functionality.
All of these upgrades are further complemented by the Match Edition’s heated front seats, windscreen washer jets and headlight washers.
When costed separately, the total price for these parts is around £2000, but Volkswagen have only added a small £100 supplement for the items that have been added to new Golf Estate. This means that the Volkswagen Golf Estate Match Edition starts from £22,045 RRP OTR.
The Volkswagen Golf and Golf Estate are renowned for their wide range of comfort and convenience boosting features. No feature reflects this more than the Driver Profile Selection – available on the Match Edition and above trims.
The Driver Profile Selection function allows the driver to choose from a number of different settings in order to adjust the car’s character and driving experience. And now, when Sport or Dynamic modes are selected, more information is displayed on the car’s centre console including a lap-timer and g-meter, which measures the gravitational forces generated by the car’s performance.
But it’s not just the Golf Estate range that Volkswagen have been busy upgrading. The Passat Saloon and Estate models have also received in-car tech upgrades, whilst the entry-level S variant of the Touran range now features a more powerful Diesel engine. Finally, new additions to the extensive Polo range include multiple Polo Beats special edition variants which include Beats-inspired styling and a class-leading 300-watt sound system.