Volkswagen Australia has increased the pricing of its current-generation Golf small car by up to $500.
Specifically, the entry-level Trendline and Comfortline grades have jumped $400, while Highline, GTI and R variants are now $500 dearer.
The Alltrack 132TSI Premium is also now $500 more expensive, but its non-Premium counterpart is the odd one out, up $440 to $36,190 plus on-road costs.
As such, the Golf now ranges in cost from $25,390 for the manual 110TSI Trendline hatch (the sole three-pedal set-up on offer) to $57,490 for the automatic R wagon.
A Volkswagen Australia spokesperson told CarsGuide the price adjustments were made due to exchange-rate pressures.
Standard specification and options for all Golf variants remain the same as before.
For reference, 110TSI versions are powered by a 110kW/250Nm 1.4-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine, while 132TSI variants upgrade to a 132kW/280Nm 1.8-litre unit. Either way, drive is exclusively sent to the front wheels.
While front-wheel-drive GTI and all-wheel-drive R versions are powered by the same 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine, the former produces 180kW/370Nm, while the latter develops 213kW/380Nm.
As reported, the new-generation Golf will enter local showrooms late this year, with regular and GTI variants expected to launch alongside each other, while flagship R versions are due in early 2021.
2020 Volkswagen Golf 2020 pricing before on-road costs
|110TSI Trendline hatch||manual||$25,390 (+$400)|
|110TSI Trendline hatch||automatic||$27,390 (+$400)|
|110TSI Trendline wagon||automatic||$28,890 (+$400)|
|110TSI Comfortline hatch||automatic||$29,390 (+$400)|
|110TSI Comfortline wagon||automatic||$30,890 (+$400)|
|110TSI Highline hatch||automatic||$34,490 (+$500)|
|110TSI Highline wagon||automatic||$35,990 (+$500)|
|Alltrack 132TSI wagon||automatic||$36,190 (+$440)|
|Alltrack 132TSI Premium wagon||automatic||$40,490 (+$500)|
|GTI hatch||automatic||$46,690 (+$500)|
|R hatch||automatic||$55,490 (+$500)|
|R wagon||automatic||$57,490 (+$500)|