Volkswagen has replaced the Golf SE with the higher specification Golf Match.
The Match, which is the same price as the outgoing model, adds front and rear parking sensors, front fog lights, and a mirror pack including folding mirrors, puddle lamps, and reverse-activated dipping.
The model also includes a new design of 16" alloy wheels.
All Golf models include seven airbags, including a driver's knee airbag; ABS with ESC, XDS electronic differential lock; an automatic post-collision braking system and Isofix preparation for two rear child seats. The entry-level Composition Media system includes a 5.8-inch colour touchscreen, DAB digital radio, a CD player, MDI interface with 30-pin and Lightning connectors, Bluetooth telephone preparation and audio streaming and eight speakers. Also standard is air conditioning, a Stop/Start system along with battery regeneration.
Match trim also includes standard Adaptive Cruise Control with Front Assist and City Emergency Braking, a Driver Alert System, PreCrash preventive occupant protection, Driver Profile Selection, automatic wipers, an automatically dimming rear-view mirror and dusk sensor (automatic driving lights); and of course the aforementioned alloy wheels, parking sensors, front fog lights and mirror pack.
The engine lineup offers a 1.4-litre TSI 122 PS engine with either six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG gearboxes returning 54.3 to 56.5 mpg combined; a 1.6-litre TDI 105 PS engine with five-speed manual or seven-speed DSG gearbox returning 72.4 to 74.3 mpg; and a 2.0-litre TDI 150 PS with six-speed manual or six-speed DSG gearbox returning 62.8 to 68.9 mpg.
First deliveries are expected in September, and the Match model starts at £19,680.