Official: Volkswagen Golf 4Motion AWDMonday, January 28, 2013 14:54 by Arman Barari
With the new four-wheel-drive Golf 4Motion you get a hatchback that is as good on a ski trip as it is on the school run. Boasting an enhanced, fifth-generation Haldex coupling, the Golf’s system is light and efficient, making it perfect for use in a city car.
Golf 4Motion launches with two common rail four-cylinder engines delivering 77 kW / 105 PS and 110 kW / 150 PS and averaging 4.5 / 4.7 litres of fuel respectively per 100 kilometres.
As for the features, the all-wheel-drive Golfs get the Stop/Start system and battery regeneration, plus the four-wheel EDS (electronic differential locks on both axles), the XDS front and rear axle transverse lock, the electronic stabilisation programme, an Automatic Post-Collision Braking System, seven airbags, daytime running lights, air conditioning, electric windows front and back, a multi-function display (on-board computer) and a TFT display with touchscreen operation.
A four-wheel-drive Golf VII is €1,800 more expensive than its front-wheel-drive equivalent.