Volkswagen Golf VII
Volkswagen Golf VII Volkswagen Golf VII
1.2–1.4 l; 85–140 hp; 5- or 6-speed manual, 7-speed automatic (DSG); The price of the basic versions is 599, 000–923, 000 rubles.
In an effort to please the buyer, the German automaker is ready to offer all possible and impossible equipment options: two different bodies, four engines, three types of gearboxes, the same number of basic trim levels with a bunch of option packages for each - there is where to take a walk! We, having discarded emotions, will set ourselves the goal of choosing the best option.
In all configuration options, the engine compartment is one person
In all configuration options, the engine compartment is one person. In all configuration options, the engine compartment is one person.
Initially, all configurations are equipped with a stylish three-door body, unsuitable for the role of a family crew. Fortunately, a couple of doors with a certain set of options can be easily purchased in the Comfort package, which we will do.
Trendline from 599 000 rub
The desired set (122 hp engine and DSG) is already found in the initial configuration of Trendline: 787, 000 rubles. plus 34 900 rub. for a five-door body. In the load for the same money we get electrified rear windows, dual-zone climate control, a carbon cabin filter, leather trimmed steering wheel and gear knobs, a central armrest in front and two air ducts in the back.
In an inexpensive configuration, the seats are trimmed with fabric
In an inexpensive configuration, the seats are trimmed with fabric. In an inexpensive configuration, the seats are trimmed with fabric.
All motors are small (the so-called downsizing), turbocharged. As usual, for each working volume there is a pair of power units of different power. The youngest, 1.2-liter, develops only 85 hp. Suitable for a completely leisurely movement around the city, other tasks he can not do. The next version of the same volume, with a capacity of already 105 forces, rides more fun, but with a full load and it is not fast enough. Optimal, including at the rate of road tax, we recognized a 1.4-liter engine with 122 hp. - A strong average for all occasions. Its more powerful (140 hp) modification is also equipped with a drive compressor, which will require additional maintenance costs. In addition, this engine is only attached to the most expensive Highline equipment.
Engine capacity is calculated by the number of exhaust pipes
Engine capacity is calculated by the number of exhaust pipes. Engine capacity is calculated by the number of exhaust pipes.
- Oh, Wolfsburg! And why was the diesel clamped - a 2-liter, 150-horsepower? It is both torquey and economical. And gaining between 122 and 140 forces is not an activity for those who are inclined to buy a mini-Tuareg, which this Golf looks like upset.
A disconnectable "start-stop" system is available in all trim levels with DSG
A disconnectable "start-stop" system is available in all trim levels with DSG. A disconnectable "start-stop" system is available in all trim levels with DSG.
The weakest engine is aggregated exclusively with five-speed mechanics, in other versions they offer a six-speed manual gearbox or a robotic DSG. Refusing the clutch pedal will cost 65, 000 rubles. By the standards of classic machines, the price is not small, but against the background of similar devices from other manufacturers it is quite acceptable. And the choice, frankly, is small - now the tail should wag the dog. The driver has fewer ways of influencing the car: he parks, keeps his distance, brakes and keeps on the road on his own. DSG against this background looks quite organic. Take it!
Comfortline from 759 000 rub
Alloy wheels with tires 195 / 65R15, a niche in the ceiling console, storage compartments under the front seats and pockets in the backs, leather trim on the steering wheel and gear lever knob, front passenger seat with height adjustment, two-tone horn, cargo door in the rear seat, center armrest.
The multifunction steering wheel can be purchased from Comfortline level
The multifunction steering wheel can be purchased from Comfortline level. The multifunction steering wheel can be purchased from Comfortline level.
- Brothers Germans, have mercy! Everyone, even our Lada Priora, is given a five-door hatch, but for a three-door they are asked for an extra charge, because of prestige, sports and all that. To give for Priora three-door for 31 thousand more than for five-door is normal, but vice versa … After all, only you managed to take money for two extra doors. Not good!
On the left is a picture of the park-pilot system, on the right is a video image
On the left is a picture of the park-pilot system, on the right is a video image. On the left is a picture of the park-pilot system, on the right is a video image.
Part of the Technic package, relying on the selected configuration, includes a lot of absolutely necessary things. First of all, it is the electric heating of the front seats and washer nozzles. In the crowded cities, even an experienced driver will need a set of front and rear parking sensors. It will not be superfluous and the right mirror, falling down when reversing. Unfortunately, this also includes an ineffective, but voracious headlight washer, but the total cost of the package (24, 900 rubles) is not outrageous.
Four 16-inch alloy wheels with bolts-secrets for 29 300 rubles. you can take it without hesitation, since tires 205 / 55R16 are attached to them (standard tires - 195 / 65R15). The temptation to show off on "casting" is quite large, and self-changing shoes will cause a lot of trouble.
The camcorder hides in the bowels of the fifth door, remaining clean in any weather
The camcorder hides in the bowels of the fifth door, remaining clean in any weather. The camcorder hides in the bowels of the fifth door, remaining clean in any weather.
In the age of electronics, it is indecent to refuse a multifunction display, offered for just 2140 rubles. The standard gray color of "Golf" to face, moreover, does not require additional costs. But we, living in the difficult environmental everyday life of megacities, will pay 15, 210 rubles. for metallic - the body will be more intact. The car itself will be more intact if you do not stint on a standard anti-theft system for 9230 rubles. At least, from the hooligans who want to ride in someone else's car, she will protect. And coupled with a mechanical lock, he can stop crooks more seriously.
Another interesting and, we believe, useful option is a system for selecting driving modes. For 6150 rub. You will have the opportunity to adjust the operation of the engine, gearbox, suspension, steering and lighting in one of three preset modes.
Highline from 895 000 rub
A folding armrest is a sign of affluence (Highline version)
A folding armrest is a sign of affluence (Highline version). A folding armrest is a sign of affluence (Highline version).
Alloy wheels with 205 / 55R16 tires, secret bolts, bi-xenon headlights with static backlight when cornering, sports front seats, dual-zone climate control, Plus multifunction display, headlight washer, electric heating of the front seats and windshield washer nozzles.
Seats with Alcantara accents are only for Highline owners
Seats with Alcantara accents are only for Highline owners. Seats with Alcantara accents are only for Highline owners.
- Comrades! And if you want the same thing, but cheaper, keep in mind two options: the new Kia Sid or the latest Toyota Auris. Choosing a "Korean", pay for all of the above 839, 900 rubles. - we are talking about a complete set of "Prestige". In the second case, give back 845, 000 rubles. for the version of "Sport". You probably will find another use of more than 60 thousand?
Not all options are equally useful, we deliberately refused some of the offers. So, the package, which included bi-xenon light with automatic control for 29, 900 rubles, was considered a waste of money: there is practically nowhere to use high beams on busy roads, either oncoming or passing ones are within the reach of the blinding beam. Other delights like turning on the light when starting the engine are akin to coffee in bed - and we are used to having breakfast while sitting.
Tinted side windows and rear door glass manufacturer offers for 8750 rubles. - expensive! In any specialized workshop, the service will cost no more than a couple of thousand.
The automatic parking system (22, 690 rubles) implies the presence of a stable psyche - what if it takes you to the wrong place? To us, such a test for our own money seemed unnecessary.
Sales Manager, AA Major Auto
In the seventh generation of Golf, manufacturers have not deprived Russians of complete sets - all three are available for order. Over time, a sports GTI will appear. In the presence and delivery there are already many cars in the middle configuration and five-door performance. Fans of the exclusive will have to endure up to four months - that is how long to wait for a car to order from Germany.