New VW Golf 1.0 TSI: superprueba with all measurements

New VW Golf 1.0 TSI: superprueba with all measurements

The Volkswagen Golf 1.0 TSI 110 hp is the most affordable golf but who put their commanders will discover one of the most interesting versions of the compact bestseller.

VW Golf 1.0 TSI: try the Golf Access

VW Golf 1.0 TSI: try the Golf Access

VW Golf 1.0 TSI: try the Golf Access

VW Golf 1.0 TSI: try the Golf Access

The seventh generation of the most famous compact and desired of all time, the Volkswagen Golf, is updated half of its commercial life. Outwardly just change the headlights (optional Xenon replaced by a LED), and very slightly the design of the bumpers, front wings and tires, which have to sharpen good view to differentiate the new model outgoing.

At Inside the Volkswagen Golf developments are also lower, although one of them be much more colorful, as Touch screen console Central to manage the system Infotainment It grows in size and quality. Of the three options of 5, 5.8 and 8 inches It is passed 6.5, 8 and 9.2 inches, although initially in Spain will start from the middle of 8 “equipping our protagonist. Hardware and software change course with Android Auto, Apple Car Play, Mirror Link and even in version 9.2 “, called” Discover Pro “with the possibility of gestural handling to change radio stations, songs … but not volume.

Display new VW Golf now has more definition, It feels more precise handling and, although it has been used a touch panel to access the main menus, it is appreciated that have kept the two physical dials for volume and change stations. As well optional configurable digital instrumentation arrives with a 12.3 inch screen.

VW Golf 1.0 TSIVW Golf 1.0 TSI: as fast as a GTI Mk1

Mechanically, the only remarkable novelty of the range of the Volkswagen Golf It is the emergence of a 1.5 TSI petrol engine with two versions: from 150 hp with disconnection of cylinders (ACT), steel liners with plasma treatment, fixed geometry turbo, thermal management system in stages … and 130 hp Miller cycle rather than Otto, variable geometry turbo and engine shutdown function to be activated sailing among other delicacies. Although for testing these new versions will still have to wait.

For the moment, we set Test another member of this family of engines: the 1.0 TSI only 3 cylinders and 110 hp. It is the less powerful drive of the whole (including diesel) range, but which ultimately is one of the most satisfactory also. With it, the Golf is capable of get the colors to 1.6 GTI 1982 with first generation body and with 6 speeds. And is that according, our measurements, compared to that, now a myth, the Golf 1.0 TSI lost just two tenths in acceleration measurements while their average consumption almost can divide by two: With 4.2 l / 100 km less road (5.0 vs 9.2) and 3.9 l / 100 km less in town (6.5 versus 10.4). Come on, Road to one-tenth of the 1.6 TDI Diesel stays even.

Consumption city 6.5 l / 100 km
Consumption Highway 5,0 l / 100 km
average consumption 5,6 l / 100 km

And that this version 1.0 TSI of the Golf, with 5 hp less power (115 hp 1.6 TDI) and now with the new policy of the brand to adjust as much as possible fuel consumption and emissions approval to actual in use, It has increased its spending so slightly over the outgoing model: about 0.2 l / 100 km on average. Also it lose more in benefits. Question of environmental requirements and emissions.

Yes, compared with its rivals, the Golf 1.0 TSI 110 hp is the fastest in acceleration, better recovery and that less consuming road, with some city records four tenths of brand new Hyundai i30 1.0 T-GDI. And is that, despite its small size, technologically this is one of the most advanced drivers of Volkswagen Group. It includes direct injection, turbo, variable valve timing, three independent refrigeration circuits and to reduce vibrations typical of this architecture, mass flywheel and a damper to each end of the crankshaft.

Acel. 0-100 km / h 10.16 s
Acel. 0-1000 meters 31.69 s
Overtaking 80-120 km / h 7,97 s
Loudness 100 km / h 64.4 dB
Loudness 120 km / h 67.8 dB
Braking from 140 km / h 79.2 m
Weight scale 1,240 kg

So their behavior

Behind the wheel, this Volkswagen Golf 1.0 TSI conveys a great sense of pair (Of Euro 6 is the three-cylinder that shows higher values), with a powerful midrange and very crowded throughout his regime. Not in vain, It seems to have larger displacement They are marking the 999 cm3 of its data sheet. As to comply remarkably pleased to use, although it feels slightly rougher than the sumptuous 1.0 T-VTEC new Honda Civic, while no speed increases so rapidly at high speed; but on the road the German faster. In addition, all who have passed through our hands is the lower noise levels recorded and the fastest recovering, thanks to a stepless change very appropriate.

Volkswagen Golf 1.0 TSIIn all this it is particularly relevant the low weight of the Volkswagen Golf, thanks to the light MQB modular platform It is positioned something 1200 kg as the lightest among its peers. And this Golf falls again also for its great performance: with great agility in their movements, but also with a solid footprint that transmits a lot of confidence and facilitates driving even in the most complex scenarios. It is always well supported by a damping achieves an optimal compromise between firmness and comfort, brakes with a mordant invite you to hurry up braking and precise steering that transmits reliably everything that happens between the wheels and the road.

It seems to us Also suitable equipment wheels in size 205/55 R16 They fitted in Spain Advance versions, which compared to other markets besides this and the already touted 9-inch screen, including light and rain sensors, front and rear parking, USB and Bluetooth connection.

Inside the new Volkswagen Golf

And if in behavior continues the massive potential for balance so famous has made the Golf, always tried to be imitated by competitors and desired by many drivers, the same recipe has tried to printed inside. Ergonomics is remarkable, with regulations both very spacious seat and steering wheel and comfortable seats which sufficiently collect the body, although the smaller sizes may seem excessively long sidewalk. All controls are at hand, being easy and intuitive to use. Back found good space for two adults, with a comfortable seat, even for three, as is standard, it goes right. Access is comfortable and, from any place, offers good visibility. The trunk is rather small (305 liters if equipped standard spare wheel and 380 if not), but their regular forms facilitate the use of all space, well-equipped with 12V socket, hooks for bags and a door practice behind the rear center armrest for loading long objects like skis.

front width 142 cm
rear width 135 cm
front height 91-98 cm
rear height 96 cm
Legroom 75 cm
Trunk 305 liters

A classic simplicity of design accompanying Volkswagen Golf quality of materials is no longer differential, with a lot of hard plastic but perfect assembly. Nevertheless, its appearance is very good and almost all leave gaps where objects are lined with carpet or rubber to avoid background noise. It has tried to take care of every detail.

As for the electronic systems driving aids can count on a large number of devices. Among them, the semiautonomous withholding highway driving up to 60 km / h, emergency braking with pedestrian detection, alert fatigue, inadvertent lane change, parking assistance or towing maneuvers among many others. In short, a great golfing … as always.

DISCOUNTED RATES (JUNE 2017) VW Golf 1.0 TSI 5-door (between 20,800 and 24,350 euros)

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