2013 VW Golf prices revealed

* New Golf from 16,330 * Three petrol engines and two diesels available * Bluemotion and GTI models on sale next summer...

2013 VW Golf prices revealed

The new Volkswagen Golf will cost from 16,330 when it goes on sale later this month.

That means an entry-level version of the MK 7 2013 Golf is actually cheaper than the current version, which starts at 16,425.

The entry-level car uses an 84bhp 1.2-litre turbo unit that does an average of 57.7mpg and emits 113g/km of CO2. Theres also a 120bhp 1.4 with emissions of 123g/km and 54.3mpg.

The final petrol option at launch is a clever 138bhp 1.4 ACT engine, which shuts down two of its cylinders under light engine loads such as periods of motorway cruising to save fuel and minimise emissions; it manages 60.1mpg and 109g/km.

Two diesels complete the line-up. There's a 103bhp 1.6 that averages 74.3mpg and 99g/km of CO2, and a 148bhp 2.0 capable of 68.0mpg and 106g/km.

A 217bhp GTI hot hatch and a Bluemotion model that emits just 85g/km of CO2 will follow next summer.

Three trims levels will be available - S, SE and GT.

Every model is equipped with a DAB radio, Bluetooth and seven airbags, but the mid-level SE trim is the pick of the range because it upgrades the entry car's black and white touch-screen to colour and brings smarter interior trim, adaptive cruise control and a City Emergency Braking system that automatically applies the brakes if it detects an imminent collision at speeds below 19mph.

Other safety equipment that will be available includes a fatigue-detection system, lane-keeping assist and traffic sign recognition.

Order books open on October 18, with deliveries beginning in January.

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VW Golf Prices
1.2 TSI S from 16,330
1.4 TSI S from 18,100
1.6 TDI S from 18,955

1.4 TSI SE from 18,935
1.6 TDI SE from 21,005
2.0 TDI SE from 21,305

1.4 TSI ACT GT from 22,050
2.0 TDI GT from 22,550

By Iain Reid