Drivetest: Volkswagen Golf Variant 1.6 TDI 4Motion

 
Monday, July 19, 2010 - 10:34:07 
 
Rating (4.5/5) 4.5 Star Rating 46 users
9 photos
Drivetest: Volkswagen Golf Variant 1.6 TDI 4Motion Drivetest: Volkswagen Golf Variant 1.6 TDI 4Motion Drivetest: Volkswagen Golf Variant 1.6 TDI 4Motion Drivetest: Volkswagen Golf Variant 1.6 TDI 4Motion Drivetest: Volkswagen Golf Variant 1.6 TDI 4Motion Drivetest: Volkswagen Golf Variant 1.6 TDI 4Motion Drivetest: Volkswagen Golf Variant 1.6 TDI 4Motion Drivetest: Volkswagen Golf Variant 1.6 TDI 4Motion Drivetest: Volkswagen Golf Variant 1.6 TDI 4Motion
For each type of customer has a model in the Volkswagen range, the Golf Variant 4Motion counting on a very small audience.

The Volkswagen Golf Variant is not the most conspicuous car in car country, he must put the thumb in terms of publicity for the hatchback version and is not the most exciting looks. Still, the Golf Variant in recent years prominent in the street there are lower cost and more compact dimensions compared to the Passat Variant are undoubtedly something to do. The Golf Variant is certainly not tight break, with a maximum load of 1495 liters is 235 liters but because the trunk is smaller than that of the Passat Variant, and also in terms of space in the rear of the Golf Variant need not be ashamed .


Driving a Volkswagen always feels a bit like coming home, and that is not otherwise in the Golf Variant. The car will benefit from the changes to the interior of the Golf VI received, just inside the doors were finished differently. The whole looks very tight and was clearly put together properly, go all the functions of the car operated very intuitive and you will never get lost in a knoppenzee. The chairs are very comfortable and can easily be adjusted to the desired position. Our test model was equipped with the RNS 510 navigation system, we like the best system in its class to make. The system can be operated with push buttons and the touch screen operated and is extremely simple.
The visualizations are very clear so you never ambiguous evidence presented will receive. The RNS 510 houses in the same intuitive way the audio portion of the car.

We drove the Golf Variant 1.6 TDI with the 1.9 TDI in the range, cast, this little diesel is good for 105 hp and 250 Nm of torque and is immediately available with 4Motion all-wheel drive. There is a problem in our view also marks the shoe, because the four-wheel drive system does not help right away to improve acceleration times. While a standard Golf Variant 1.6 TDI with 11.9 seconds from zero to 100 km / h sprint, the Golf Variant 4Motion same in 13.1 seconds. More than a precious seconds it seems, because the Golf Variant 4Motion often seems to wander into traffic ahead. If you know that the diesel range of the Golf Variant 2.0 TDI also contains a 136 or 140 hp then you understand why that is not equipped with 4Motion and may be little or 1.6 TDI. We drove the 1.6 TDI which is already in the Passat BlueMotion and were well pleased with the engine, very economical consumption figures on the board could conjure. Economical consumption of which we found was missing in the Golf Variant 4Motion, because the car has at least 6.6 liters per 100 kilometers is not immediately necessary and the most economical.

The usefulness of the Golf Variant 4Motion us spent, but there are really any number of situations in which it could be a useful complement. Thus the Gulf Variant 4Motion 1500 kg pull up a gradient of 12 percent, which is 100 kilos more than the 1.6 TDI. But if we look at the figures for the 2.0 TDI look, we notice that the 1.6 TDI 4Motion as to 1,500 kilograms may be drawn, and the 2.0 TDI 136 hp drives are certainly a lot smoother than the 4Motion. Another advantage of the 4Motion system is the grip that you have at any time on any kind of surface. But there is some of them to crack, since the body of the Golf Variant 4Motion no means is provided on an offroad trip. Ultimately there is only one conceivable situation where the Golf Variant 4Motion a useful buy. Who often pulls a cart on a twisty, hilly course can take advantage of it, only then would we prefer a bit more power and go away for a real SUV.

About the usefulness of the Golf Variant 4Motion we can endlessly debate, but apart from those in our previously useless feature is the Golf Variant course a very interesting car to drive. The gearbox in our case (4Motion) has six gears turn very smoothly and the overall handling of the Golf Variant is not really very comfortable to be sloppy. The car is also noticeably well insulated, you barely hear the engine and driving noise itself to a minimum. Finally is the best visibility, the relatively high visibility windows help a lot in advance. That makes the Golf Variant best a comfortable car for everyday use and even an interesting alternative to the Passat Variant, even those who often do many kilometers.

The Golf Variant is a series of engine options. When gasoline is a 1.4 petrol with 80 hp to slip further we find the 1.2 TSI with 105 horsepower that we have tested earlier in the Yeti and the 1.4 TSI with 122 or 160 hp. Along diesel side, a 1.6 TDI with 90 hp to slip further, you can choose between a version with 105 hp, both standard with BlueMotion package and with 4Motion is sold and a 2.0 TDI with 136 or 140 hp for sale. The latter helps the Golf Variant of 0 to 100 km / h in 9.7 seconds and would have enough on average to 5 liters of diesel per 100 km. The Golf Variant 1.6 TDI BlueMotion is the most economical choice, with a consumption of 4.2 litres/100 km.

You already have a Volkswagen Golf Variant from 18,620 euros, but you'll have to settle for the 1.4 petrol with 80 hp Trendline version. The base price for the 1.6 TDI with 105 hp is 21,120 euros and 23,739 euros Trendline implementation in Highline version. Who pays 4Motion it deems necessary or 23.860 and 25.490 euros. That or a surcharge of 2740 and 1751 euros, depending on the equipment package. Tick on the option list we also have some important options. So you pay for the RNS 510 GPS 2883 euro cost parking sensors front and rear 537.24 Euro and you add a light and vision module which includes automatic lights and wipers 169.40 euros but down. That brings the total price of the Golf Variant 4Motion with these options at 29,316 euros, so he clocked higher than off the Passat Variant BlueMotion we have previously tested. About four-wheel drive, however necessary, is that the Golf Variant 4Motion for an acceptable price to order.

Conclusion

The Golf Variant 4Motion wagon is located on a very specific target audience and therefore will not fit into everyone's living environment. The coupling of a light diesel four-wheel drive calls in any case because the questions on the performance and it is not immediately used should be the ability to control. Who often have to pull a cart on a twisty, hilly and sometimes unpaved trail, and there is not an SUV for immediate need, the Volkswagen Golf Variant 4Motion correctly. But who really wants to spread its offroad capabilities exhibited better opt for a model who specifically designed for this.

Summary

+ Comfortable car
+ Smooth six-speed switching
+ Large trunk

+ - Utility 4Motion?

- Power consumption 6.6 litres/100 km
- Slow acceleration figures 4Motion

Text and Photographs: Pieter-Jan Scheir
Latest Auto News
Presenting the Most Spectacular Mercedes-Benz Concept Cars!
In a series of videos called “Best of Benz”, folks from Mercedes-Benz have revealed the most spectacular and unexpected concepts in their history. The Top 5 Concepts is occupied by some models you might already...

Charisma Plus Elegance - Meet The DS 7 Crossback

Charisma Plus Elegance - Meet The DS 7 Crossback

 
Friday, April 21, 2017 10:08:01
 
Met the new DS 7 Crossback, which kicks off with technological standards and elegance levels that places it at the level of the most demanding models in the premium compact SUV segment. The DS 7 Crossback is the...

Volvo XC60 - A Marketplace Anomaly

Volvo XC60 - A Marketplace Anomaly

 
Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:03:58
 
The new Volvo XC60 has all the arguments of style, sophistication and technology to keep the status of bestseller won by the first generation, which was amazing thanks to the fact that it generated larger sales as...

Electric Goodness - Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e

Electric Goodness - Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e

 
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 10:55:33
 
Bentley believes that electric cars have a future that includes the luxury segment, and presented the EXP 12 Speed 6e concept at Geneva, a model which recharges its batteries using induction. Green propulsion...

SEAT Ateca FR - Debut at Barcelona Auto Show

SEAT Ateca FR - Debut at Barcelona Auto Show

 
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 10:53:06
 
The latest addition to the Seat Ateca range will be officially presented at the Barcelona International Motor Show between the 11th and 21st of May, 2017. The Spanish brand continues its product offensive, the largest...

Skoda Vision E - A Window Into The Future

Skoda Vision E - A Window Into The Future

 
Monday, April 17, 2017 10:46:51
 
Skoda presented in April a concept from which the first series electric model in the brand's history will be developed: a compact SUV. Skoda officially entered the dance ring for electric cars. The Czech manufacturer...

Mercedes Celebrates 50 Years of AMG by Launching Three Anniversary Models
Mercedes celebrates 50 years since the establishment of its AMG division with the launch of three special models: Mercedes GT C Roadster Edition 50, Mercedes-AMG C63 Convertible Ocean Blue Edition, and Mercedes-AMG...

First Electric Mazda To Be Launched in 2019 - Set To Battle Renault Zoe
Late last year brought us news that Mazda was preparing to launch their first electric model. Since 2013, Mazda's specialists tested several Mazda Demio (Mazda2) copies from the previous generation equipped with...

Kia Stinger Underwent Extreme Conditions Testing

Kia Stinger Underwent Extreme Conditions Testing

 
Friday, April 14, 2017 15:48:59
 
The new and powerful sports sedan has been tested at extreme temperatures. Tests on snow and ice have helped refine the chassis and powertrain. The engineers have worked to balance maneuverability and performance...

Jaguar I-PACE - The Brand's First Electric Model

Jaguar I-PACE - The Brand's First Electric Model

 
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 14:14:10
 
The I-PACE concept is a completely different approach to the idea of electric vehicles. An exciting and futuristic design, it is a combination of Jaguar specific qualities, premium details, elegance and quality....

Toyota i-Tril Concept - City Car That's Better Than The Renault Twizy?
Usually, people from Toyota retain revolutionary concepts for the Tokyo Motor Show. It look like this time the Geneva Motor Show saw a funny concept unveiled in a world premiere. According to the Japanese, the new...

Sports Prototypes From Audi at Geneva

Sports Prototypes From Audi at Geneva

 
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 12:23:25
 
The Sports concept Audi Q8 is a dynamic appearance with innovative propulsion system. Top sports models like the RS 5 Coupe, RS 3 Sportback and SQ5 TFSI join the parade and last we have Audi A5 Sportback g-tron,...

New Generation Hyundai i30 Wagon Revealed at Geneva

New Generation Hyundai i30 Wagon Revealed at Geneva

 
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 09:13:08
 
The new i30 family member is distinguished by a timeless design, like the five-door model, complemented by the elegance and versatility offered by the wagon bodywork. The wagon version will be released in Europe...

 Top 10 Geneva Concepts Previewing Future of Cars

Top 10 Geneva Concepts Previewing Future of Cars

 
Monday, April 10, 2017 05:04:45
 
The Mercedes AMG GT, Instinct Peugeot and Volkswagen Sedric are just some of the concepts that we could gaze upon at the Geneva Motor Show this year. After all, no self-respecting show would be complete without concept...

Top 10 SUVs Displayed at the Geneva Motor Show

Top 10 SUVs Displayed at the Geneva Motor Show

 
Sunday, April 09, 2017 11:55:23
 
Alfa Romeo Stelvio and DS7 Crossback are among the reference SUVs launched at the Geneva Motor Show this year, but thy are by no means alone. SUVs represented the largest segment by sales growth in Europe last year....

Official Pictures of VW's Arteon at Geneva

Official Pictures of VW's Arteon at Geneva

 
Thursday, April 06, 2017 09:45:54
 
The Old Passat CC was, without question, one of the most exciting models ever built by Volkswagen so, the day when the Wolfsburg manufacturer announced it will not produce this model anymore was extremely sad. The...

Range Rover Velar Launched at Geneva Motor Show

Range Rover Velar Launched at Geneva Motor Show

 
Tuesday, April 04, 2017 11:09:47
 
Range Rover Velar is the fourth member of the Range Rover family and aims to rival classics like the Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLC. The lightweight and rigid bodywork, made largely from aluminum, with 2...

Search Cars
Brands:
Models:
Fuel:
Your adv in this site
Latest crashtest
Crashtest Volkswagen Touran 1.6 - 2003
Adult:
*****

Pedestrian
***
Crashtest Volkswagen Touran 1.6 - 2003
Adult:
****

Pedestrian
***
Crashtest Volkswagen Touareg 2.5 TDi  - 2004
Adult:
*****

Child
****

Pedestrian
*
 
©2009-2017 Auto Types. All rights reserved. | Privacy Policy | Mobile version