Volkswagen Golf SV

The Golf SV, the SV stands for Sports Vancould be the perfect all rounder. It is as good to drive as the hatchback with the boot space of the estate (up to 590 litres). The only drawback is there aren’t individual rear seats, so it isn’t quite as flexible with its space as the Citroën C4 Picasso. The rear seats do slide in a 60/40 split to maximise boot space (at the cost of rear legroom) and the doors are wide opening making the fitting of car seats easier. The excellent range of engines from the Golf are carried over and a body long crease in the metal does a good job of masking the extra height.


Volkswagen Golf SV motability car cut awayTo Mobility customers the 2019 Golf SV is available in either ‘S’, Match and GT, 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 Match trim is the pick as it adds 16 inch alloy wheels, Sat Nav, privacy glass, front fog lights, adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) including Front Assist, and City Emergency braking and parking sensors, front and rear. The sporty(ish) GT adds 17 inch alloy wheels, privacy glass, automatic headlights with LED daytime running lights, ambient lighting, front fog lights incorporating LED technology and front and rear parking sensors.


Volkswagen Golf SV motability car sideTwo petrol and two diesel engines are available for the Golf SV, the 1.0 litre petrol with 110 hp being a standout for those that do not need the extra grunt of a diesel, economy is an excellent 56.6 miles per gallon as a 6 speed manual or 7 speed dual clutch automatic. The other ‘cracker’ is the brand new 1.5 litre petrol with 130 bhp (also with 150) that can shut off up to two cylinders to aid fuel consumption, fantastic technology that really works, claimed economy is 55.4 miles per gallon as a six speed manual or 7 speed dual clutch Automatic (DSG). The 1.6 litre diesel with 115 bhp only has 5 gears as a manual car or 7 as a DSG Auto. The automatic only 2.0 litre diesel with 148bhp can return 60.1 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 Space tourer but it is quintessentially Volkswagen; safe, practical and built to last. Prices have shot up this quarter as the trim lines have changed.

Spring Best Buy  – Golf  SV Match 1.6 diesel (113 bhp) Manual   –  £899 Advance Payment (£68.07 wpms) or £999 (£68.35 + £57 wpms)

Spring Best Buy  – Golf  SV Match 1.5 petrol (130 bhp) Manual   –  £1349 Advance Payment (£247 wpms) or £2199 (£1097 wpms)