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2014 Volkswagen Golf SV 1.6 TDI review

WhatCar

13 October 2013

If you fancy a Volkswagen Golf but can’t quite squeeze a growing family into one, VW hopes the new Golf SV will be the car for you.

The SV is a five-seat MPV, and it’s longer, taller and wider than a standard Golf. There's more space between the wheels to maximise interior space, and rear seats that slide and recline.

We’ve already driven the 1.4-litre TSI petrol as well as the 2.0-litre TDI 150 diesel, but this is our first opportunity to drive the 1.6-litre TDI diesel. Although it loses out on power to the bigger engine, it trades this with better efficiency – meaning lower running costs – and a £1400 saving on the list price.

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