When it comes to functionality and ergonomics, the new Golf excels. For a more controlled, intense driving experience, the newly designed centre console is angled slightly towards the driver. This ensures both the touch-screen of the new infotainment system and the controls for the air conditioning and heating are easy to reach, with every switch and display intuitively to hand, exactly where you would expect it to be. And yet again, we’re raising the benchmark in workmanship and finish, with chrome-plated surrounds on controls and switches, depending which model you select. All of which ensures the new Golf not only looks good, but feels good too - the true test of quality.

Iconic down to the last detail: the body-coloured door mirrors are now mounted stylishly on the lower window line, allowing an extra triangular window to improve allround vision. Integrated rear lights blend harmoniously with the bodywork, creating a powerful presence.

Often copied, never equalled; there has only ever been one Golf GTI. Now in its seventh generation, the new Golf GTI remains true to itself, still retaining its iconic detail – the ‘Black’ honeycomb radiator and front air intake grilles, side skirts and gleaming chrome ‘GTI ’ badge – but now with a modern twist. Like the traditional red stripe that now extends into the Bi-xenon headlights, 18 inch ‘Austin’ alloy wheels, ‘Red’ brake calipers, lowered sports suspension, unique ‘GTI ’ badging and classic ‘Jacara Red’ tartan upholstery that shows unmistakably where it began. Not to mention faster acceleration, unprecedented power and exhilarating performance with the powerful 2.0 litre TSI 220 PS engine. And if that’s not enough, there is the anticipation of 350 Nm of torque. Specify the optional GTI Performance pack, and you gain up to 230 PS of power to get your adrenalin pumping even more.