No other car has fascinated people as much as the Beetle, and now the icon is back, just maybe not as expected – powerful, dynamic and with corners and edges. After all, even icons have to evolve to remain true to themselves.
When it comes to functionality and ergonomics, the Golf excels. For a more controlled, intense driving experience, the newly designed centre console is angled slightly towards the driver. This ensures both the touch-screen of the new infotainment system and the controls for the air conditioning and heating are easy to reach, with every switch and display intuitively to hand, exactly where you would expect it to be. And yet again, we’re raising the benchmark in workmanship and finish, with chrome-plated surrounds on controls and switches, depending which model you select. All of which ensures the Golf not only looks good, but feels good too – the true test of quality.
Closed, half open or fully open, the optional electric panoramic sliding/tilting glass sunroof opens up a world of possibilities. The long glass roof merges into the windscreen, so that you are almost completely surrounded by sky and the sweep of the horizon. When open, you can enjoy fresh air even at high speeds without the worry of turbulence; and when closed, the sunroof reflects 99% of UV radiation, 92% of heat and 90% of light thanks to the optimised insulation. Should the sun get too hot or the sky too grey, simply close the integrated roller blind, even if the sunroof is open, allowing in draught-free ventilation. Optional on Match, GT, GTD, GTI and R models.
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