Volkswagen Australia has expanded the Golf range with a new entry model starting from $21,990*. The Volkswagen Golf 77TSI makes use of the same engine found in the Polo 77TSI, meaning it will deliver 77kW and 175Nm of torque (1,550 to 4,100).
The tiny 1.2-litre four-cylinder engine uses just 6.1 litre of fuel per fuel per 100km and emits 144 g of CO2 per km. Volkswagen says the downsizing philosophy is a result of the success it has had with the 1.4 litre TSI and 2.0 litre TSI engines over the last few years.
The entry model Golf will come with the same features as the previous entry model Golf 90TSI and the introduction of the 90TSI variant will see the whole Trendline range gain cruise control and multi-function leather steering wheel as standard.Volkswagen’s Multi Function Display, “Titanium” decor inserts, semi-automatic air conditioning plus a leather finish gearshift knob and handbrake lever are also added.
From the outside new 15” Wellington alloy wheels or 16″ Sedona alloy wheels for Golf Wagon showcase the changes. Safety wise, like all new Golfs there is standard ABS and ESP (Electronic Stabilisation Program) plus seven airbags including a knee airbag.
The Volkswagen Golf’s 1.2 TSI engine can be coupled to either a standard 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed DSG transmission.