Volkswagen Golf Edition models boost value ahead of replacement

The current Volkswagen Golf is on runout in car dealers, and the firm is enhancing the appeal further with feature-paced Edition models

Volkswagen Golf Mk7.5

The new Volkswagen Golf Mk8 will be revealed in a matter of weeks. To make sure the current car keeps selling as it enters its runout phase, VW has boosted features even further with three new ‘Edition’ trims.

Match Edition, GT Edition and R-Line Edition variants replace respective non-edition versions. They cost £400 more than the outgoing models – but add equipment worth £1,910.

Call it a £1,500 boost in value, for what remains Volkswagen’s best-selling car in the UK “by a comfortable margin”.

Volkswagen Golf Mk7.5

Each now comes as standard with dual-zone climate control, LED headlights, heated front seats, headlight washers and a low washer fluid level warning light (every little helps).

Deliveries of the new Edition models will begin in October – and everyone who ordered a Match, GT or R-Line after 16 September will automatically be upgraded to the new Edition variants.

Volkswagen also reminds us the value boost isn’t just for these three cars. Earlier in the month, it chipped £2,765 off the price of the all-electric e-Golf, for those eager to get into an electric VW ahead of the ID.3’s arrival.

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