Updated Golf Plus now on sale

  • Sharper styling
  • Cleaner diesel engines
  • Prices from £14,410
Volkswagen's updated Golf Plus is now on sale, with styling tweaks, improved engines and more equipment as standard.

Changes to the exterior are limited to new bumpers and headlights and a fresh front grille, but together they give a sharper look that's similar to the new Golf. Updated controls and materials provide the cabin with a similarly subtle update.

The simplified range means that there are now three engines and two trim levels to choose from. As before, the entry-level petrol engine is a 79bhp 1.4, but the 120bhp turbocharged 1.4 is a better bet.

The latest 2.0-litre common-rail tubodiesels replace the older 1.9 and 2.0-litre diesels found in the previous model. Both are significantly cleaner and more fuel efficient.

Entry-level S trim includes air-conditioning, a CD player, six airbags and stability control. Extras on SE models include cruise control, alloy wheels and a front centre armrest, but the most interesting addition is VW's Park Assist system, which automatically steers the car into a parking space.

Prices have gone up and now start at £14,410. The premium over the equivalent Golf five-door is between £245 and £1345.
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