Volkswagen is awaiting the Mk8 Golf and while they’re waiting, they’re discounting. Its range is dominated by the Golf hatch and opens this month with a $4944 slice off the normal $29,934 price for the 110 TSI Trendline manual, bringing it down to $24,990 drive-away.
You’d probably want an auto, though, so there’s the same version with a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox for $26,990 drive-away, a saving of $5028 or 15.7 per cent.
Want more features? The Comfortline edition has more gear including sat-nav and climate air-con and the same 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine and seven-speed auto for $30,490, saving 17.6 per cent or $3612. Even more features? The Highline adds a sunroof, leather seats, LED headlights and self-parking for $35,490 drive-away, cutting 17 per cent or $3974 off the normal price.
What about performance? If you’ve always wanted a Golf GTI, now is the time. Volkswagen has it on the lot for $53,143, slashing $4153 (or 7.8%) off the recommended sticker price. Then there’s the even more powerful all-wheel-drive Golf R now at $55,990 (saving $6608 or 10.6%).