2011 Volkswagen Golf Twist

Volkswagen has unveiled a new entry level Golf for the British market. Called Twist, the new model is priced at costs £12,995 in the three door version and the five-door version will add an extra £585.

The new Golf Twist is powered by a 1.4-liter petrol engine that develops a total of 80 HP and 97 lbs ft of torque and is mated to a six-speed manual transmission. The sprint from 0 to 62 mph i s made in13.9 seconds and the new model has a top speed of 107 mph. The Golf Twist has a combined cycle economy figure of 44.1 mpg and CO2 emissions of 149 g/km.

It will be offered with 16-inch ‘Atlanta’ alloy wheels, RCD 310 radio system with MDI multimedia connectivity and a front center armrest to the comprehensive list of standard equipment. Safety features will include: ABS, ESP (Electronic Stabilisation Programme) and seven airbags.

Press release after the jump.

Press release

Volkswagen has announced details and pricing for a new entry-level Golf model which offers added value and extra equipment as standard. The Golf Twist is available to order at participating Retailers now with prices starting at £12,995 RRP on the road.

Available in three- or five-door guise, the Golf Twist is fitted with a 1.4-litre petrol engine which develops 80 PS and 97 lbs ft of torque, channelled, via a six-speed manual transmission, through the front wheels. Acceleration from zero to 62 mph takes 13.9 seconds and the new model has a top speed of 107 mph. The Golf Twist has a combined cycle economy figure of 44.1 mpg and CO2 emissions of 149 g/km.

The new entry-level model represents exceptional value for money with more than £700 of additional equipment over the Golf S on which it is based. The Twist adds 16-inch ‘Atlanta’ alloy wheels, RCD 310 radio system with MDI multimedia connectivity and a front centre armrest to the comprehensive list of standard equipment. As with all models in the Golf range, the Twist is fitted with a host of safety features including ABS, ESP (Electronic Stabilisation Programme) and seven airbags.

The new Golf Twist costs £12,995 RRP on the road with a £585 premium for the five-door model. The previous entry-level Golf, the S with the same 1.4-litre engine, costs £14,880. Volkswagen is also offering further ways to save money and added peace of mind on the Golf Twist, with competitive retail and finance offers.

Along with all models in the Volkswagen range, the Golf Twist is available with a fixed-price servicing package for retail customers. A one-off highly competitive payment of just £250 covers servicing needs for three years or 30,000 miles (whichever comes first).

Alternatively, the Golf Twist is offered through Volkswagen Solutions and is eligible for the existing finance offer available on all Golf models, with 7.9 per cent APR typical. This includes free servicing for three years or 30,000 miles helping to reduce the cost of ownership.


11 comments:

Even though it is only on a matte color, I still admire this SUV for the fact that it is very practical to use on everyday transportation and so reliable to use on the road. However, I wonder if what’s the engine specs of it?

Is it really on a matte color? Well, if it is I think it’s still looking great. Is it already on market production? I would really love to have a car like this, so ideal as a family van. 

Aesthetically, the design of the Golf Twist is kind of simple. I don’t think that it has the same aggressive look with the traditional Golf. However, the engine performance of the car is quite amazing plus its fuel efficient.

I wanted to have this kind of car, someday perhaps.

Because if they Wagon-ify this and bring back the 2.0T gas engine, I will definitely order one up if that’s the case.

It’s no Renault Espace but looks decent enough. I’m sure this will sell well in Euro land, minivans always do.

That’s a large carrying capacity. If only it can be more reliable. I was in the market for a regular CTS-V when I learn about all the reliability issue. A wagon makes it even more tempting due to a wagon’s utility. But with all the problems...I would still hold off.

You’ve obviously never driven a small diesel engine; I’m driving a 1.5 with no of the aids of this Passat and I’m not managing at all the engine. And I get 5,5l in city traffic and 4.1l outside the city! I had once tried to respect all the speed limits taking it easy on the engine also and for 200 km of combined cycle I got 3,7l. I don’t see why an all new Passat with a new engine and all the help to reduce consumption shouldn’t have that average. I reckon it will do with a not so boring driving method easily 4,5l in combined city/highway traffic.

Volkswagen needs to give their designers a raise! I think the latest versions of all their cars are improvements over preceding models and top notch. I still cant stop staring at CC’s when I see them out in the real world

It is pretty nice looking for a minivan! If VW could sell it for the mid 20’s then I think it would do as good or better then the current VW minivan based on the dodge caravan. Minivan’s will never be a huge seller no more with all these nice SUV from ford, Hyundai, KIA, GM , and Nissan

I don’t care what anyone says, I really like the styling direction the new Jetta took.. Simple yet elegant. Though I still think the taillights are way too similar in shape to the A4.

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