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Golf models get trimmed

Volkswagen is axing its Golf Sport and GT trim levels in favour of a single Golf GT Sport model.

The new model will be available in both three and five-door body styles when deliveries start later in the summer. It joins the existing S and Match trim levels in the Golf model range.

The Golf GT Sport will follow suite with its R32 and GTI sister models with a sporty exterior look.

Interior trim includes a leather-trimmed three-spoke steering wheel, gearknob and handbrake, front sports seats, automatic light sensing headlights and rain sensing windscreen wipers. This is in addition to climatic air conditioning, a CD stereo system with eight speakers and electric windows. Six airbags, ABS and electronic stabilisation programme (ESP) are also included as standard.

Prices will start at £17,422 for the entry-level three-door variant specified with a 1.4-litre TSI 138bhp engine, rising to £21,352 for the five-door model fitted with the 2.0-litre TDI 168bhp engine with DSG transmission.

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