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The new Volkswagen Golf has gained a new 108bhp 1.0-litre TSI three-cylinder engine paired with a variable geometry turbocharger.

05 Jun 2020 | International News : U.K.

The Volkswagen Golf lineup has been expanded further with the addition of a 108bhp 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine. The eighth generation Golf opened for order in the U.K. in February 2020, with two 1.5-litre petrol engines and two 2.0-litre diesel units on offer, while a month later the advanced 1.5 eTSI mild hybrid was also made available.

With the compact, three-cylinder 1.0-litre turbocharged engine installed, the Golf is able to sprint to 100km/h from standstill in 10.2 seconds, before going on to a top speed of 203km/h.

With the arrival of the frugal new powertrain option, U.K. customers now have six options from the Golf
The new engine results in the Golf being capable of returning between 21.2km/L to 22.7km/L on the combined Worldwide harmonised Light vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) cycle, while emitting between 121-129g/km of CO2.

This new engine will be offered in the U.K. with a six-speed manual gearbox and only with the Life trim. It features the efficient TSI Miller combustion process and a turbocharger with variable geometry. The mild hybrid version of this engine will be available at a later date and will be paired with a standard dual-clutch gearbox .

The 1.0-litre car is equipped as standard with 16-inch 'Norfolk' alloy wheels and automatic LED head lights, rain-sensing wipers, front and rear parking sensors, electrically heated and adjustable door mirrors with memory feature, and keyless start.

The Golf Life also features Volkswagen's sophisticated Innovision Cockpit, which incorporates Digital Cockpit Pro with 10-inch screen into the car's instrument binnacle, as well as a large and clear 10-inch Discover Navigation touch-screen infotainment system. Finally, standard safety features include Car2X, Adaptive Cruise Control, a Driver Alert System, Dynamic Road Sign Display, Lane Assist and also Front Assist, with extended pedestrian protection measures.

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