From the chic Volkswagen Up to the extremely spacious seven seated Sharan, we are sure you’ll find whatever it is you are looking for in the Volkswagen range. They have made a variety of well-built, reliable and attractive vehicles, here are a few of our favourites.
What Car said ‘The Volkswagen Up is a funky-looking city car, which is economical, spacious and good to drive’.
We couldn’t agree more. A great vehicle that would be perfect for any new driver or small family. The Up’s styling is extremely funky with its large Volkswagen badges, large windows and stubby nose, this is what makes it stand out from the other city cars on the market.
The Up comes in an array in different colours and alloy wheels which means the scope for personalisation is fairly wide. Inside, although the styling is simple it’s also quirky and finished to a high standard.
We know it isn’t the largest of vehicles but for a small car it’s surprisingly spacious. It comes completed with steering adjustment rake, CD player with aux connectivity, power steering, airbags, Isofix, traction control, airbags and immobiliser.
Thanks to the Up’s size it lends itself flawlessly for navigating around tight car parks and city streets. It’s also a doddle to park.
The small size of the Up lends itself perfectly for navigating city streets and tight car parks, so it fits the brief of a city car well. The tight turning circle makes it particularly good for nipping in and out of traffic and is a doddle to park. The Up is sop responsive due to the 926kg lightweight body which makes it an absolute joy to drive. With a 1 litre engine the Up is both economical and efficient. AutoCar reports that the Up has an impressive 59.6mpg.
A little larger and more powerful than the Up is the Volkswagen Golf. It stands one of the most popular vehicles in its class and is one of the most easily recognisable hatchbacks on the roads.
The Golf hasn’t really changed too much from its previous mark but in all honesty it doesn’t need to. Since the first time the Golf made a splash onto the roads in 1974 they have gone from strength to strength and between MK6 (2009-2011) and MK7 (2012- present) the features have been subtly upgraded but the curvy nature of the body still remains.
The exterior of the Golf is classic, smart and is given an overall sporty finish thanks to its low stance but inside is where it really gets impressive. The dashboard is neat and high quality materials such as soft touch plastics and metal trims are used throughout the cabin to give it a lovely finish.
The Golf comes with steel Wheels, Air Conditioning, Electric and Heated Mirrors, Electric Front Windows, Power Steering, CD with aux connectivity, Airbags, ABS, IsoFix, Immobiliser and Central Locking.
If you’re looking for a mix between performance, fun and value then we recommend you opt for the Volkswagen Golf GTI.
The Golf has many different specifications differing between performance, appearance and tech so that regardless of budget or requirements you can find a Golf that matches your needs.
Even at motorway speeds, little noise is heard from the engine of the Golf and there is no wind noise.
On a personal car lease basis you can get behind the wheel of a Volkswagen Golf for just £182.97 per month including VAT for a 1.2l 2012 model. If you wanted something a little more powerful then you could opt for the 1.6l turbo diesel engine for just £207.60 per month including VAT.
Now, one of the largest vehicles in the Volkswagen range is the Sharan. A great looking seven seater that would be perfect for a larger family.
What Car said ‘The VW Sharan has a roomy and versatile seven-seat cabin that feels classy yet hard-wearing. It’s good to drive, and the sliding rear doors are really handy in tight spaces’.
Don’t get us wrong, we know that the MPV Sharan isn’t known for their elegant exterior design but they are known for their practicality and comfort. The Sharan is the same vehicle, minus subtle differences, as the SEAT Alhambra and has been since a year following the launch in 1996.
Three versions of the Sharan have been produced all bettering and catering for the larger family’s needs. Since the vehicles launch in 1995 the group have sold nearly 670,000 units and that’s without them being available in the United States and Canada.
Inside, the interior is simple but classy and also very spacious. High quality materials are used throughout the cabin and you definitely can’t fault it for build quality. With seven seats and a boot too there’s plenty of space for the whole family. The Sharan comes completed with Bluetooth, multi- function steering wheel, three zone air-conditioning, and front and rear parking sensors.
With a 2l turbo diesel engine the Sharan is available with a fair bit of power behind it. The positive this doesn’t come at a cost as it’s still fairly efficient and economical for the size of it. We would recommend this engine simply because the pulling power copes better with the weight of the vehicle.
For a 2l Volkswagen Sharan you will be able to drive away paying just £412.81 per month including VAT.
Volkswagens are chosen for many reasons by customers and one of the main being the reliability of their engines.