The original Volkswagen Golf hit showrooms an incredible 38 years ago. And the evergreen family hatch is now in its seventh incarnation.
The new model is longer, wider and lower than the car it replaces, so it’s more practical than before and has a more solid, big-car feel. However, a new range of engines and a lighter body mean it’s also more efficient, with better fuel economy and CO2 emissions than ever.
But what’s the new Golf like to drive? And is all the technology anything more than a pricey gimmick? We travelled to Sardinia to experience the all-new Mk7 first hand.