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 an 8 inch colour touchscreen, Driver Alert system, bluetooth connectivity for telephone and music, LED daytime running lights in front headlights, front centre armrest, rear LED lights, DAB radio and a Multi-Device Interface to connect your media. The SE trim is the pick as it adds 16 inch alloy wheels,  Car-Net ‘App-Connect’, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Front Assist and City Emergency Braking, drive profile select, parking sensors, front and rear, electrically foldable door mirrors, automatic headlights with LED daytime running lights.




Volkswagen Golf SV motability car sideTwo petrol and two diesel engines are available for the Golf SV, a 1.2 litre petrol with 85 bhp, only available in the basic ‘S’ trim as a manual and best avoided, the 1.4 litre petrol with 123bhp can reach 62 mph in 9.9 seconds and return 52.3mpg as a six speed manual or 7 speed dual clutch Automatic(DSG). The 1.6 litre diesel with 115 bhp has 5 gears as a manual car or 7 as a DSG Auto. The 2.0 litre diesel with 148bhp can return £65.7 mpg.

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.

Winter Best Buy  – Golf  SV ‘SE’ 1.4 petrol (123bhp) Manual 5dr   –  £249 Advance Payment (£61.87 wpms) or £499 (£62.79 wpms) as a DSG Automatic

*The above offer is for the outgoing ‘stock only’ Golf SV which does not have the advanced trim, the Touchscreen is 6.5 inches in size and the spec limited. We await prices for the updated car.