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Volkswagen Golf SV review

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Volkswagen Golf SV
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7 Feb 2018 14:57 | Last updated: 21 Aug 2018 14:04

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Interior layout

The interior layout, fit and finish

The Golf SV's interior was given a comprehensive update in 2017, with new fabrics and materials helping to bring the overall quality up to the same level as the standard Golf. However, the biggest news was the introduction of Volkswagen’s Discover Pro infotainment system.

A giant 9.2in touchscreen dominates the dashboard of the Golf SV, helping to give the interior a distinctly upmarket ambience. But while this arrangement looks great, it’s actually rather distracting to use while driving due to the fact that there are no physical buttons to let you switch between menus without looking away from the road.

And this large screen is an expensive option. We’d actually stick with the standard 8.0in version, because it comes with easy-to-use rotary dials either side of the screen.

The dashboard is slightly taller and more upright than the regular Golf’s, making the controls even easier to reach. You should also have no problem finding a comfortable driving position, thanks to generous seat and steering wheel adjustment. Thin pillars and large windows mean all-round visibility is excellent, too.

 

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There are 4 trims available for the Golf SV hatchback. Click to see details.See all versions
S
Entry-level S trim isn’t lavishly equipped, but it does come with manual air conditioning, height-adjustable front seats, a front centre armrest, a DAB radio, Bluetooth and an 8.0in colour touchscr...View trim
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This adds alloy wheels, an alarm, auto lights and wipers, adaptive cruise control, front and rear parking sensors and folding tables on the front seatbacks. It’s good value and only needs a few opt...View trim
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SE Nav
SE Nav does exactly what it says on the tin. The standard 8.0in colour touchscreen gets sat-nav as well as a three-year subscription of Car-Net, an online service that gives the user access to a ra...View trim
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This sportier trim offers larger 17in alloy wheels, sports suspension, sports seats, rear privacy glass and interior ambient lighting...View trim
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