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Volkswagen Golf Mk8 review: the most frustrating car on sale?

The Mk8 Volkswagen Golf is offered in five-door hatchback and also estate body designs, which likewise consists of a much more tough all-wheel-drive Alltrack variation. In this evaluation, Nicola Hume evaluates the plug-in crossbreed variation, as well as figures out that it’s equally as discouraging as it is dazzling.

The most up to date Volkswagen Golf comes tantalisingly near being a fantastic auto, yet it loses out – right here’s why.

The Volkswagen Golf resembles nothing else hatchback presently for sale. With a renowned background going back to 1974, it’s tackled all-comers with regular success many thanks to a great mix of handling, usefulness, wonderful construct high quality as well as a stylish photo.

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In time, Volkswagen has actually embraced the ‘if it ain’t damaged, do not repair it’ technique for the Golf. Transformative designing updates, a significantly premium quality really feel to the cabin and also a sequence of qualified engines have actually safeguarded numerous clients, as well as the German supplier has actually generally followed this approach with the eighth-generation design.

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The brand-new Golf is based upon the Mk7’s MQB Evo system, which is made use of throughout a selection of various other VW Group cars and trucks consisting of the SEAT Leon as well as Skoda Scala – straight opponents in the family members hatchback course. Various other traditional rivals consist of the Ford Focus, Honda Civic, Vauxhall Astra, as well as Peugeot 308, while for those looking in the direction of the costs end of the hatchback market, there’s the Audi A3, Mercedes A-Class as well as BMW 1 Series. Furthermore, customers should not mark down the much enhanced Kia Ceed, Hyundai i30 and also Renault Megane.

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