Volkswagen has added its all-wheel drive 4MOTION option to the current Golf range.
Using a fifth-generation Haldex coupling, the 4MOTION drive system undercuts its predecessor by 1.4 kg and doesn’t require a pressure accumulator, resulting in a quicker reaction to conditions, improved handling and greater overall safety.
Available with a choice of two diesel engines, a kW (104 hp) 1.6 TDI and a meatier 2.0 TDI that churns out 110 kW (148 hp), which consume 4.5 and 4.7 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres respectively, representing an improvement of around 15 percent over the outgoing model.
As with its front-wheel-drive counterpart, customers can opt for Trendline, Comfortline or Highline trim levels, with standard equipment comprising of a Stop/Start system, battery regeneration, EDS (electronic differential locks on both axles), XDS front and rear axle transverse lock, Automatic Post-Collision Braking System, daytime running lights, air con and TFT display with touchscreen.
Only available in a four-door configuration, pricing for the 4MOTION system is an additional €1,800.