Volkswagen Golf SV

Volkswagen Golf SV motability car frontThe Volkswagen Golf SV, which inaccurately stands for Sportsvan, is a five seat MPV built up from the existing VW Golf’s acclaimed MQB platform with 48mm more length between the wheels than the hatchback, it is also 126mm taller which makes for a more airy cabin with excellent rear space. The upright seating position and adjustment of both seat and steering wheel make it easy to find a comfortable driving position and the SE trim adds lumbar support for the front seats. In the rear the seats recline and slide in a 40/60 split which enable you to increase the 500 litre boot capacity to a whopping 590 litres, there is a transmission tunnel for the middle rear passenger to deal with which is missing from the stylish Citroen C4 Picasso, and with the rear seats down there is not as much room as the Ford C-Max.

 

Volkswagen Golf SV motability car cut awayTo Mobility customers the Golf SV is available in either ‘S’ or ‘SE’ models, for an entry level car the ‘S’ is very well equipped with a 5.8″ touchscreen that dominates the centre dash which controls the DAB radio, CD or music streamed by Bluetooth, also included is air conditioning, front centre armrest, roof rails, electrically heated and adjustable door mirrors, electric hand brake and 15″ steel wheels.  SE cars add adaptive cruise control, 16-inch alloy wheels, auto lights and wipers and driver profile selection to swap between comfort, sport, individual and eco modes for the engine, steering and air conditioning. Inside there’s some extra practical touches such as rear map reading lights, drawers under the front seats and rear picnic tables. To add front and rear parking sensors is a £450 extra or park assist £600 but a rear reversing camera can be added for £165.

 

 

Volkswagen Golf SV motability car sideTwo petrol and two diesel engines are available for the Golf SV, a 1.2 litre petrol with either 85, only available in the basic ‘S’ trim as a manual or auto. The only other engine available is a 1.4 litre petrol with 123bhp can reach 62 mph in 9.9 seconds and return 52.3mpg.

The Golf SV is a throughly modern car, it ticks lots of boxes, economy, comfort and technology, it does not warm the blood like a Citroen C4 Picasso but it is quintessentially Volkswagen; safe, practical and built to last.

Autumn Best Buy  – Golf  SV ‘SE’ 1.4 petrol (123bhp) Manual 5dr   –  £249 Advance Payment (£61.87 wpms) or £499 (£62.74 wpms) as a DSG Automatic

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