THE new Volkswagen Golf line-up has been expanded with the addition of a 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine.
The eighth-generation Golf opened for order in February 2020 with two 1.5-litre petrol engines and two 2.0-litre diesel units on offer, while a month later the advanced 1.5 eTSI mild-hybrid was made available.
With the arrival of the new powertrain option, the entry-price of the Golf is now £23,300 for the Golf Life 1.0 TSI 110ps six-speed manual.
The 1.0-litre turbocharged Golf has a 0 to 62 mph time of 10.2 seconds, a top speed of 126 mph and between 49.6-53.3 mpg on the combined WLTP cycle. Emissions are between 121-129 g/km.
The new TSI engine will be offered with a six-speed manual gearbox and only with Life trim. A mild-hybrid version with standard dual clutch gearbox (DSG) will be available at a later date.
The Golf range now starts with the 1.0-litre TSI 110ps engine in Life trim which comes with 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic LED headlights, rain-sensing wipers, front and rear parking sensors, electrically heated and adjustable door mirrors with memory feature, and keyless start.
The Golf Life also features Volkswagen's Innovision Cockpit, which incorporates Digital Cockpit Pro with 10-inch screen into the car's instrument binnacle, as well as a 10-inch Discover Navigation touch-screen infotainment system.
Standard safety features include Car2X, Adaptive Cruise Control, a Driver Alert System, Dynamic Road Sign Display, Lane Assist and also Front Assist, with extended pedestrian protection measures.