Today, Volkswagen has launched a new entry level spec for the current Golf 8. We now get a 1.0-litre engine on the Golf Life with only a manual gearbox, starting at £23,300. When Volkswagen starting selling the eighth generation Golf in February, only two 1.5-litre petrol engines and two 2.0-litre diesel engines were offered.

The new 1.0-litre engine is used in other Volkswagen cars as well as others vehicles from the Volkswagen Group, including Skoda, Seat and others. It’s three cylinder, with 108bhp (110 PS) and will get the Golf from 0-60 in 10.2 seconds. Only a manual will be offered on this engine, with six speeds. VW has said a DSG version paired to a mild hybrid system will be offered in the future.

This engine won’t be offered in any other trim levels and as standard, the Life comes with 16-inch alloy wheels, parking sensors, heated door mirrors and much more, such as a 10-inch infotainment screen and a 10-inch digital display for the instrument dials.

“The Golf is one of the UK’s most popular cars, both for new- and used-car customers. One of the many reasons for its success is the way it offers compelling value for money, and this entry-point to the Golf 8 range is a great example. Featuring the latest technology and highest levels of quality – along with class-leading efficiency – this new 1.0-litre TSI 110 PS option brings the possibility of new Golf ownership to even more people.”

Dale Piper – Golf Product Manager for Volkswagen UK

Golf 8 1.0-litre is now on sale and starts at £23,300.

Source: Volkswagen UK