2019 Volkswagen Golf prices and features announced

Volkswagen Australia slims down the number of Golf variants, bringing the price of entry up, while diesels disappear.

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Volkswagen’s local Golf range has come in for a restructure, with the base Golf 110TSI disappearing from the range to leave the previous mid-grade Golf Trendline 110TSI as the new entrypoint 

That sees the cost of entry to the Golf club rise slightly to $24,990 for the Trendline manual, while the optional seven-speed DSG automatic adds a further $2500 to the bill.  

According to Volkswagen Australia more than 70 percent of Golf sales are for models priced over $30,000, which means the impact of base Golf’s departure on sales isn’t likely to be significant. 

Read next: 2018 Volkswagen Golf Range Review

What’s more, around 25 percent of Golf sales are for the potent Golf GTI and Golf R, and those two variants are the recipientof the greatest changes for the 2019 model year. 

We’ve covered the GTI’s move to an all-automatic line-up before and the Golf R range has made a similar move.  

Volkswagen Australia cites low uptake of manual-equipped performance models as the reason for removing the three-pedal option for those cars, while the dropping of the sub-$50K Golf R Grid hatch and wagon means the most affordable Golf R is now the $56,490 auto hatch.  

A Golf R Special Edition steps in, however, bringing an Akrapovic titanium exhaust, performance brake package, black 19-inch alloys and a 400W premium audio system for $61,990, positioning it as the most expensive Golf on offer. 

The Golf GTI Original has also been removed from the range, and with it goes the three-door hatchback bodystyle. Going forward the Golf family returns to a five-door hatch or wagon range, while the range restructure means the Golf line-up has shrunk from 19 variants in the 2018 model year, to 12 for 2019. 

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There are few changes to performance figures, with the entry-level Golf 110TSI variants still powered by a 110kW/250Nm 1.4-litre turbo petrol, the Golf Alltrack crossover wagon taking a 132kW/280Nm 1.8-litre turbo petrol, and the Golf R’s powerful 213kW/380Nm 2.0-litre turbo petrol remaining unchanged for 2019. The only major mechanical change is to the Golf GTI, which is now exclusively powered by a 180kW/370Nm 2.0-litre petrol – with the loss of the GTI Original, that model’s 169kW engine disappears with it. 

The 110TDI and 135TDI diesel engine options also vanish, with VW’s local office saying production limitations in Europe due to harsher new fuel economy standards are to blame. 

Safety equipment continues to see seven airbags, ABS, EBD, driver fatigue detection, a reversing camera and autonomous emergency braking (with pedestrian detection) fitted as standard on all models.  

Key standard equipment is as follows:

Golf Trendline 110TSI

  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • 8-inch infotainment screen with Apple Carplay, Android Auto
  • Cloth upholstery, leather-trimmed steering wheel
  • Cruise control
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Dusk sensing headlights
  • Self-dimming rear view mirror

Golf Comfortline 110TSI (in addition to Trendline)

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Satellite navigation
  • Keyless entry and ignition
  • Power folding wing mirrors
  • Comfort front seats
  • Floor mats
  • Chrome interior and exterior trim

Golf Highline 110TSI (in addition to Comfortline)

  • Leather upholstery with heated ‘comfort sport’ front seats
  • Power-adjustable driver’s seat with memory
  • LED headlamps with auto high-beam
  • LED ambient interior lighting
  • Panoramic glass sunroof
  • Front fog lamps
  • Colour multi-function display
  • Active cruise control with traffic jam assist
  • Lane keep assist and blind spot monitoring
  • Park assist
  • Driving profile selection
  • Rear traffic alert

Golf Alltrack (in addition to Comfortline)

  • On-demand all-wheel drive
  • Front fog lamps
  • LED ambient interior lighting

Golf Alltrack Premium (in addition to Alltrack)

  • Active cruise control with traffic jam assist
  • Lane keep assist and blind spot monitoring
  • Park assist
  • Leather upholstery
  • Comfort sport front seats, heated
  • Power-adjustable driver’s seat
  • LED headlamps
  • Colour multifunction display

Golf GTI (in addition to Highline)

  • Front differential lock
  • Golf R braking package
  • Adaptive chassis control – GTI-specific suspension
  • GTI body kit
  • Tartan cloth upholstery
  • Leather-trimmed sports steering wheel with shift paddles

Golf R (in addition to Highline)

  • All-wheel drive
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated sports front seats
  • Power-adjustable driver’s seat
  • LED headlamps with cornering function and Dynamic Light Assist
  • R bodykit
  • Privacy glass
  • 9.2-inch infotainment touchscreen with gesture control
  • Metallic/pearl paint standard

Golf R Special Edition (in addition to Golf R)

  • Tumeric Yellow paint standard
  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Black mirror caps
  • Performance brake package
  • Akrapovic titanium exhaust
  • 400W premium audio
  • ‘R Performance Options’ badging
Optional Driver Assistance Package (for Trendline and Comfortline)
  • Active cruise control with traffic jam assist
  • Lane keep assist and blind spot monitoring
  • Park assist
  • Driving profile selection
  • Rear traffic alert
Optional Sound and Vision Package (for Comfortline and Highline)
  • Active info display
  • 9.2-inch infotainment touchscreen with gesture control and voice control
  • 400W premium audio system

Optional R-Line Package (for Highline)
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • R-Line bodykit (bumpers and side skirts)
  • Progressive-rate steering ratio
  • Sports suspension
  • Privacy glass

2019 Volkswagen Golf pricing

  • Golf Trendline 110TSI  6-speed manual - $24,990
  • Golf Trendline 110TSI 7-speed DSG - $27,490
  • Golf Trendline 110TSI Wagon 7-speed DSG - $28,990
  • Golf 110TSI Comfortline - $29,750
  • Golf 110TSI Comfortline Wagon - $31,250
  • Golf 110TSI Highline - $35,990
  • Golf 110TSI Highline Wagon -  $37,490
  • Golf Alltrack 132TSI - $35,250
  • Golf Alltrack 132TSI Premium - $39,490
  • Golf GTI - $45,490
  • Golf R - $56,490
  • Golf R Wagon - $58,490
  • Golf R Special Edition - $61,990


  • Driver Assistance Package (Trendline and Comfortline)  - $1,500
  • Driver Assistance Package (Alltrack 132TSI)    $1,200
  • Sound & Vision Package (Comfortline, Highline, Alltrack)  - $2,300
  • R-Line Package (Highline)  - $2,500


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