New Volkswagen Golf opens for booking at £16,285: Passat Highline now offers Sat Nav and VW wins two awards at What Car used awards

Volkswagen UK announced that they are now open to accepting bookings for the new seventh gen Golf hatchback. The new Golf is available from £16,285*…

Volkswagen UK announced that they are now open to accepting bookings for the new seventh gen Golf hatchback. The new Golf is available from £16,285* (RRP OTR) and rising to £24,880. Apart from this, Volkswagen has won two awards in the small family used car category with the Passat Estate and Golf hatchback winning the honors. The Volkswagen Golf 1.6 liter TDi and the Passat Estate 2.0 liter TDI SE engine won the honors in the small family used car category and Estate category respectively.

The Golf was highly contested by the Ford Focus which boasts of similar characteristics, however, the superior quality and better residual values of the Golf enabled it to stand out among the rest. The Passat Estate stood out when its spacious interiors as also the quality and handling were considered.

To add to this, the Passat Estate ranges are being infused with satellite navigation functionalities. The Highline will be outfitted with the RNS 315 touch screen functionality along with rear parking sensors, 2 Zone climate control and 17” alloy wheels by ‘Sao Paolo’.

The navigation unit makes use of a color touch screen display with traffic monitoring systems. A multi device interface is also present which allows for devices like iPods, MP3 players and USB’s to be connected with ease. A wide range of engines and transmission boxes make the Passat range one of the best investments in the market these days.