Car Reviews Volkswagen Golf Plus 2 0 TDI SE The AA — Volkswagen Golf Plus

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Volkswagen Golf Plus

Car safety


Hides its size well Three-pin socket a useful extra standard of build and finish The says it’s a Golf, so it be


Less involving than regular Golf marginally more practical premium to pay Likely to dilute the brand’s credibility

As the name the Volkswagen Golf Plus is a regular Golf that’s made a wee bit bigger — but not by to qualify it as a compact people It gives a little extra and sacrifices some of the driving As yet there are few direct competitors, so can legitimately claim to have out a new niche for itself.

At a glance the Plus could easily be for the regular Golf, though in almost all of the body panels are The chassis and wheelbase are identical. The come as increased height (by though headroom is actually increased by 20mm thanks to a seating position), more accessible doors and a loadspace is larger and features plenty of catches and cubbies for personalization.

Volkswagen’s rationale is that the Plus is aimed at people who something larger than a but not an MPV or estate, both of which would view as not trendy But if you really need more a compact people carrier or estate is likely to be far more

It boils down to how important you image is and how desperate you are to have a badge on your car. the added word ‘Plus’ is not to front or rear of the car, a admission that ownership is not to be particularly proud of.

For all the curiousness of its positioning, the Golf Plus is not a bad It drives almost as well as the has one or two nice extras including LED lights and a three-pin plug and is built to Volkswagen’s usual standards. It’s just to get too excited about the equivalent of an rucksack in the back and a thumb’s of extra headroom up front, when mechanically similar such as Seat’s Altea/Toledo can be bought for significantly less.

Our verdict on the Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI SE

Die-hard Volkswagen fans may the Golf Plus as a way of keeping the VW Golf badge on the bonnet the family is growing and more is required for practical purposes. But with a less slavish to the brand will be aware their money could go further elsewhere.


models should be more to buyers looking for maximum but given that choosing a Plus is tantamount to an admission value for money isn’t high on the list of priorities, the models are equally worthy of Residual values are expected to be but a great deal rests on or not the public djudges the Golf to be on a par with the familiar Golf or rules that it is to be transitory like the Polo Coupe of

Space and practicality

According to VW, the Plus has no fewer than 43 storage areas. Needless to most of them are tiny and you can really call a nondescript in the dash that your of mints falls out of every you brake a ‘storage area’ is to question. More usefully, the seats slide back and to increase rear luggage and provided you’re willing to a few hours reading the owner’s you can master a few of the numerous load configurations featuring even mysterious storage spaces.

and display


Car security


Whatever doubts one might concerning the Golf Plus it does exude a reassuring of safety and solidity. It’s no — the car is (literally) weighed with safety equipment a proliferation of sophisticated airbags, an rigid body structure, headrests, Isofix moorings for two child seats and an all-important Stability Programme incorporating Assist and ABS.

Driver appeal

The addition of 100kg compared to the regular has a clear impact on handling, feels much less Suspension has only received tweaks but is generally softer and comfortable. The car is still fairly off the mark thanks to some engines, but the higher centre of makes it less comfortable in It’s not a driver’s car — and that supposed to be the point of a

Family car appeal

First car

Quality and image

This car is all image, and is a conscious experiment on part to stretch what we from a car wearing a ‘Golf’ If the public accepts the Golf as a ‘proper’ Golf then even likely that the version of the next generation hatchback will copy its If it accounts for less than the per cent of sales that are it will be quietly shelved. But VW miscalculates, so this could be the of mid-sector hatchbacks.


One area in which the Plus is clearly superior to the Golf is the ease with front and rear passengers can get in and out of the Doors open very and because the seat arrangement has tweaked with higher and more upright seat anyone with restricted will find the Golf very friendly. In this it is just about the best on offer.

Stereo and ICE (In car entertainment)

The CD radio is perfectly acceptable for people, though various packages are available for audiophiles, off by the state of the art RCD 500 ‘Volkswagen Sound’ with 10 speakers, CD jukebox and an 250 watt output.

Boot offers several different

Colours and trim

Standard is respectable rather than A glance down the equipment won’t throw up many and buyers with a precise of what they want find themselves paying a extra sum for extras. The options is extensive, with family-friendly such as a DVD player with screens and an integrated fridge


Spare wheel

A and tyre mousse is supplied, as the firm’s Touran. A space wheel is optional.


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