While Buick is eliminating trim level badging by providing its consumers with an assortment of packages they may add to their vehicle, Volkswagen UK has decided to throw out the idea altogether and create a specific model to include the features provided in the SE trim level. The new version Volkswagen will be adding to its Golf line-up is the Golf Match and it will replace the SE trim level and will add over £1,600 worth of extra equipment while costing £300 more than the outgoing model. Not a bad deal, mathematically speaking.
The standard equipment list will include: ABS, ESP, seven airbags, climatic air conditioning, alarm, cruise control, and iPod/MP3 player connectivity. It will also feature 16-inch alloy wheels, a leather multifunction steering wheel, DAB digital radio receiver, Bluetooth system, front and rear parking sensors, and an RCD 510 touchscreen stereo with six-disc CD changer.
Under the hood there will be the same choice of diesel and petrol engines as the outgoing SE trim level: a 122 HP 1.4-liter TSI petrol, a 105 HP 1.6-liter TDI 105HP, and a 140 HP 2.0-liter TDI. A BlueMotion Technology Match model will also be available with the 1.6-litre TDI 105 PS. It will get 68.9 mpg and will emit 107 g/km of carbon dioxide.
The new model will go on sale in June, but orders can be made starting today. The 1.4L TSI 3 door will be available starting at £17,730.