In addition to the equipment standard on the outgoing SE and SE Navigation models, new Match specification Golfs now receive a new alloy wheel design, front fog lights, Discover Navigation and tinted rear windows as standard.
Volkswagen says that the additional equipment, in combination with a small price revision, means that like-for-like, the Golf Match offers a saving of over £300 compared with the SE Navigation specification. In hatchback form, the Golf Match is priced at £22,140 when equipped with Volkswagen’s 1.6 TDI diesel engine.
The Golf Estate Match is priced from £23,995 in diesel form, and the Golf SV Match from £24,655, meaning savings over similarly-engined models of over £400 for Golf Estate SE, and Golf Estate SE Navigation, and over £300 for Golf SV SE and SE Navigation.
Marking the car out externally are a set of new ‘Woodstock’ alloy wheels, 16 inches in diameter and diamond cut. Tinted windows are also included in the Match edition for added style and privacy, while standard-fit fog lights add safety and peace of mind in conditions where visibility is poor.
The Golf Match is available with a wide array of engine options, including the 1.0-litre TSI 113 bhp petrol engine; 1.5-litre TSI petrol engines with outputs of either 128 bhp or 148 bhp; and the 113 bhp 1.6-litre and 148 bhp 2.0-litre TDI diesel units.
Golf GTI Performance and R models will also receive keyless entry as standard on five-door models, as well as a rear view camera, and lane assist with dynamic – a £1,365 package of options.
Volkswagen UK Head of Marketing, Geraldine Ingham, said: “The added value of the expanded range of standard-fit equipment in the new Match editions further strengthens the Golf’s already compelling appeal.
“The Golf is hugely popular here. Indeed, it is the second-best selling car in the UK in 2018 and offering extra value through these equipment upgrades is sure to make it even more attractive.”
The new Golf Match models are available to order now. Deliveries of the first examples of the Golf Match are expected to start here next month.