To make the Golf more reachable for more people, VW launched a new entry-level model in the UK called the Golf Twist. It has a starting price of just £12,995 which makes the most affordable variant of the car in the market. The car is powered by a 1.4-litre petrol engine with 80 PS and 97 lbs ft of torque, mated to a six-speed manual transmission.
As for the performance, the zero to 62 mph takes 13.9 seconds and it has a top speed of 107 mph. These are not great numbers, but on the other hand you get combined cycle economy figure of 44.1 mpg and CO2 emissions of 149 g/km.
This being a value-for-money kind of car, it offers £700 of additional equipment over the Golf S on which it is based. The Twist comes with 16-inch ‘Atlanta’ alloy wheels, RCD 310 radio system with MDI multimedia connectivity and a front centre armrest to the comprehensive list of standard equipment. As with all models in the Golf range, the Twist is fitted with a host of safety features including ABS, ESP (Electronic Stabilisation Programme) and seven airbags.
Along with all models in the Volkswagen range, the Golf Twist is available with a fixed-price servicing package for retail customers. A one-off highly competitive payment of just £250 covers servicing needs for three years or 30,000 miles (whichever comes first).
Alternatively, the Golf Twist is offered through Volkswagen Solutions and is eligible for the existing finance offer available on all Golf models, with 7.9 per cent APR typical. This includes free servicing for three years or 30,000 miles helping to reduce the cost of ownership.