Vw unveils the Golf Plus Life

Article by Christian A., on December 28, 2012

Having sold more than 850,000 units, Golf Plus managed to establish itself as one of the Golf family’s successful members. This five-door car highlights defining features such as functionality, flexibility and the ideal body height. Customers who are very particular with levels of comfort give their thumbs up to this model. The seat position for instance is raised to offer a clearer overview of the traffic.

The car’s rear bench seat can also be asymmetrically folded, split and slid lengthways up to 16 centimeters to make room for a variety of items and offer flexibility which is among the car’s major features. The cargo space may also be extended up to 2.3 meters in length and the front-seat passenger’s seatback can also provide a cargo space of up to 1,450 liters when folded right down. The capacity of its boot space may also be adjusted from a minimum volume of 395 liters to a maximum volume of 505 liters and its payload capacity may reach up to 637 kilograms.

It features as well the new Climatronic automatic climate control system, the new winter pack which includes the washer jets in the windscreen and heated front seats, the new ParkPilot, an RCD 310 radio, Light and Sight pack as well as the new multifunction Plus display.

A central armrest and the Matrixline high-comfort seat fabric is also available with convenient storage pockets behind the front seats, lumbar supports, height adjustment as well as drawers below the front seats. This model features as well leathered multi-function steering wheel, handbrake handle and gearlever knob which provides for a high-class feel. Some of the model’s distinct features include the word ‘LIFE’ on its wings and the Spokane 16-inch alloy wheels. It also has air inlet grilles in chrome rims, registration plate light in LED, unique fog lights and side and rear windows which are all tinted.

This model also comes in sets of six diesel and seven petrol engines. The latter delivers from 59 kW / 80 PS to 90 kW / 122 PS, while the former set ranges from 77 kW / 105 PS to 103 kW / 140 PS. The new BlueMotion Technology as well as the DSG which comes in 6 or 7 speed produced by Volkswagen and can also be made as an alternative for the VW Golf Plus LIFE.

A LIFE Plus pack is also available. This enhances the car’s specifications with the additional electric slide-and-tilt panoramic glass sunroof and alloy wheels of 17 inches which come in either Seattle or Orlando variants. This add-on boasts a price advantage of €950.

Press Release

Volkswagen Golf Plus Life

Volkswagen is launching a highly attractive special model of the Golf Plus: the VW Golf Plus LIFE. This latest model comes with a comprehensive set of features and is thus perfectly tailored to customers' wishes. Prices start from €21,200 for the 1.4-litre petrol-engine version (59 kW / 80 PS). Compared to a standard range model with comparable specification the price advantage is at most €3.400.

With over 850,000 units sold, the Golf Plus has established itself as a successful member of the Golf family. Vehicle body height, flexibility and functionality are defining features of this five-door car. The Golf Plus is particularly popular with customers who appreciate the model's level of comfort. An example: the raised seat position, from which driver and front-seat passenger benefit when getting in and out and which also provides a much clearer overview in traffic.

Flexibility is also a major feature: the rear bench seat, for example, which can be asymmetrically split and folded and slid lengthways by up to 16 centimetres, creates room to transport awkward items. In combination with the front-seat passenger's seatback, which can be folded right down, the interior cargo space can be extended to 2.3 metres in length. Depending on the position of the rear seats, the boot space capacity is adjustable between a minimum of 395 litres and a maximum of 505 litres. If the rear seatbacks are folded right down, up to 1,450 litres of cargo space is available. A payload of up to 637 kilograms is also possible.

With the launch of the special Golf Plus LIFE Volkswagen is now offering a very high specification model that leaves nothing to be desired and simultaneously impresses with its attractive price. Features include Climatronic automatic climate control, a winter pack (including heated front seats and windscreen washer jets), the RCD 310 radio, ParkPilot, the Light and Sight pack and the multifunction Plus display.

Further standard features include high-comfort seats in the 'Matrixline' seat fabric (with storage pockets on the backs of the front seats, height adjustment, lumbar supports and drawers under the front seats) and a central armrest. The multi-function leather steering wheel scores through its ease of use and - together with the leather gearlever knob and handbrake handle - gives the interior a high-class ambience.

Externally this special model can be identified by the 16-inch 'Spokane' alloy wheels and the wording 'LIFE' on the wings. Chrome rims on the air inlet grilles, an LED registration plate light, fog lights and tinted rear and side windows are further attributes of the Volkswagen Golf Plus LIFE.

The Volkswagen Golf Plus LIFE is being offered with seven petrol and six diesel engines. The petrol engines deliver between 59 kW / 80 PS and 90 kW / 122 PS, while the diesels cover a performance range from 77 kW / 105 PS to 103 kW / 140 PS. Also available as an alternative for the VW Golf Plus LIFE is BlueMotion Technology and the 6 or 7-speed DSG developed by Volkswagen.

As an add-on for the Golf Plus LIFE Volkswagen is also offering the LIFE Plus pack. This enhances the specification with extra features including an electric slide-and-tilt panoramic glass sunroof and the choice of either 'Orlando' or 'Seattle' 17-inch alloy wheels. The price advantage for the Plus pack is €950.

The Volkswagen Golf Plus LIFE provides an extremely high level of comfort and safety: in addition to six airbags and ESC (Electronic Stability Control) a range of driver assistance systems is available as options, such as the XDS electronic differential lock, the 'Park Assist' parking assistant and the 'Rear Assist' reversing camera.

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