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2017 Volkswagen Golf Mk7.5 update on sale in Australia in June

The facelifted 2017 Volkswagen Golf Mk ‘7.5’ arrives in Australian showrooms from June, with the brand today detailing powertrain and equipment highlights.

Prices are yet to come, but highlights include the deletion of the 92kW TSI, with the base engine now the 110kW and 250Nm 1.4-litre. This is a small consolation for VW not bringing the new ‘rightsized’ TSI Evo engine here, seen in other markets that has the same output but drinks between 4.6 and 4.9L/100km. The current 110TSI is rated at 5.4L/100km, so that should give you an idea of what to expect. It continues to be mated to a six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG.

Standard equipment includes a ‘Composition Media’ 8.0-inch touch-screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, front diff lock (XDL), city emergency braking, 16-inch alloys, reverse camera and fatigue detection. Above the base 110TSI are the Trendline, Comfortline and Highline, with a 110kW/340Nm diesel available in the Highline, which is currently rated at 4.7L/100km.

Option packages for Highline include R-Line Package with 18-inch ‘Sebring’ alloys, sharper chassis, tinted glass and exterior enhancements. Also available is the Infotainment package, that brings gesture control to the segment for the first time via a 9.2-inch ‘Discover Pro’ touch screen, 400W audio with sub-woofer.

The Alltrack wagon will be available in two variants, including a flagship Premium, with engines now including a 1.8-litre 132TSI with 132kW and 280Nm or a 135TDI 2.0-litre turbo-diesel with 135kW and 380Nm. Here is a rundown of equipment from the carmaker:

110TSI key equipment:

  • Air conditioning
  • Cruise control with speed limiter
  • Leather multi-function steering wheel
  • Multi-Function Display (MFD Plus)
  • Composition Media 8in audio system
  • App-Connect and Bluetooth
  • Rear View Camera (RVC)
  • 7 airbags
  • Driver Fatigue Detection system
  • Multi-collision brake
  • Extended Electronic Differential Lock (XDL)
  • Front Assist with City Emergency Brake (City EB)
  • 16in (Hita) alloy wheels
  • LED tail lights
  • LED daytime driving lights

The 110TSI Trendline is available with six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG transmission (hatchback). DSG is standard on the Wagon, which becomes available at this level.

110TSI Trendline additional equipment:

  • Automatic headlight function
  • Rain sensing windscreen wipers
  • Automatically dimming rear-view mirror
  • Parking distance sensors, front and rear]
  • 16in (Toronto) alloy wheels
  • Front seat lumbar adjustment
  • Rear seat centre armrest with load through and cup holders
  • Black roof rails (Wagon)
  • Luggage partition net (Wagon)

DSG is the standard transmission for the 110TSI Comfortline hatchback and Wagon.

110TSI Comfortline additional equipment:

  • Air Care dual zone climate control air conditioning
  • Discover Media 8in audio and navigation system
  • Media Control
  • 17in (Dijon) alloy wheels
  • Comfort front seats
  • Chrome interior and exterior highlights
  • Storage drawer under front passenger seat
  • 12V outlet in luggage compartment
  • Chrome roof rails (Wagon)

In addition to the 110TSI engine, diesel becomes an option in the Highline hatchback, with the availability Volkswagen’s 2.0-litre 110kW/340Nm turbo diesel with 7-speed DSG.

110TSI Highline hatchback and Wagon, and 110TDI Highline hatchback additional equipment:

  • Front fog lights
  • Comfort sport front seats
  • Vienna leather appointed upholstery with heated front seats
  • Electrically adjustable driver’s seat with memory function
  • Electrically adjustable lumbar adjustment for driver’s seat
  • Power folding door mirrors with memory function
  • Keyless Access, keyless entry and starting system
  • 17in (Karlskoga) alloy wheels
  • Additional chrome interior and exterior highlights
  • Interior ambient lighting strips
  • LED reading lights and front foot well lighting
  • Carpet floor mats
  • LED headlights for low and high beam
  • Colour Multi-function Display (MFD Premium)
  • Panoramic electric glass sunroof

Optional to the Trendline, Comfortline and Highline is the Driver Assistance Package. This includes:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Lane Assist
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Rear Traffic Alert
  • Park Assist
  • Proactive occupant protection system
  • Driving Profile Selection
  • Personalisation function

Optional to Comfortline and Highline is the Infotainment Package that includes:

  • Active Info display
  • Discover Pro 9.2in satellite navigation system with gesture control and voice control
  • Dynaudio Excite 400W premium audio system with 10-channel digital amplifier and subwoofer

Highline customers can also option the R-Line package:

  • R-Line exterior styling
  • R-Line interior styling
  • 18in (Sebring) alloy wheels
  • Progressive steering
  • Sports suspension
  • Dark tinted rear and rear side window glass

The new Golf Alltrack range adds an entry level petrol variant – Alltrack 132TSI – and a diesel – Alltrack 135TDI Premium. All three versions of the Alltrack are standard with 4MOTION all-wheel-drive.

Alltrack 132TSI equipment includes:

  • 1.8 litre TSI 132kW/280Nm petrol engine
  • Six-speed DSG
  • Air Care dual zone climate control air conditioning
  • Keyless Access, keyless entry and starting system
  • Leather multi-function steering wheel with cruise control
  • Driving profile selection with off-road mode
  • Composition Media 8in audio system with App-Connect
  • LED interior ambient lighting
  • Rear View Camera (RVC)
  • 7 airbags and Driver Fatigue Detection system
  • Multi-collision brake and XDL
  • 17in (Valley) alloy wheels
  • Front Assist with City Emergency Brake (City EB)
  • Front fog lights
  • Automatic headlights and rain sensing windscreen wipers
  • Automatically dimming rear-view mirror
  • Parking distance sensors, front and rear
  • LED tail lights and daytime driving lights

The Golf Alltrack Premium runs either the 132TSI 1.8 turbo petrol engine or the 135TDI 2.0 litre turbo diesel that produces 380Nm  the same torque as the Golf R via the same, new 7-speed wet clutch DSG.

Additional Alltrack Premium equipment includes:

  • Comfort sport front seats
  • Vienna leather appointed upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • Discover Media 8in satellite navigation system
  • Media Control
  • LED headlights with dynamic cornering lights
  • Colour Multi-function Display (MFD Premium)
  • Carpet floor mats

Optional to all Alltrack variants is the Driver Assistance Package:

  • Active Info Display (with off-road configuration)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Lane Assist
  • Park Assist
  • Proactive occupant protection system

Alltrack Premium customers can also access the Sport Luxury Package:

  • 18in (Kalamata) alloy wheels
  • Steering wheel mounted gearshift paddles
  • Panoramic electric glass sunroof
  • Electrically adjustable driver’s seat with memory
  • Electrically adjustable driver’s lumbar support
  • Power folding door mirrors with memory function
  • Dark tinted rear and rear side windows, 65 per cent light absorbing

Further for Alltrack Premium owners is the Infotainment Package:

  • Active Info Display (with off-road configuration)
  • Discover Pro 9.2in satellite navigation system with gesture control and voice control
  • Dynaudio Excite 400W premium audio system with 10-channel digital amplifier and subwoofer

Gloss paint options are Pure White (all Golf models) and Tornado Red (Alltrack). Metallic finishes available on all Golf models are Tungsten Silver and Iridium Grey. Hatchback and Wagon only metallic options are Tumeric Yellow and Atlantic Blue. Pearl effect finish in Deep Black is available on all Golf variants.

Mitchell is a contributing journalist and features writer at PerformanceDrive. He has been a passionate petrol-head from a very young age. He is excited by the future of the industry, and considers himself as a bit of a fanatic when it comes to the technical aspects of cars. He is also fascinated by new cars that are popping up in developing markets.