It’s here - the new Golf Estate

The new Volkswagen Golf Estate will have an entry price of €22,280.

The new Volkswagen Golf Estate will have an entry price of €22,280.

That price is just €1,000 more expensive than the 5-door hatchback model. The Estate will be available with the same trim and engine choices as the Golf hatchback.

The range starts with the 1.2 TSI with 85bhp (5-speed manual), but this engine is also available with an output of 110bhp.

The 110bhp engine comes with the choice of 6-speed manual or 7-speed DSG.

Diesel remains the favoured choice for potential Irish Golf customers. With the estate there is a choice of 1.6-litre 90bhp, 1.6-litre 110bhp and 2.0-litre 150bhp, all of which are in Motor Tax band A3 when fitted with a manual gearbox.

The Estate (pictured right) has a 605-litre cargo capacity. This can be expanded to 1,620-litres with the seats folded flat.

The new car is available to order now. It is available from €299 on PCP, regardless of whether you choose Trendline, Comfortline or Highline. This thanks to Volkswagen’s current retail offer on the Golf.

The new ŠKODA Fabia has won the prestigious What Car? Car of the Year 2015 award, at a glittering ceremony in London, having also been named ‘Best Small Car’, while the ŠKODA Octavia has been named ‘Best Family Car’. It’s the second time that ŠKODA’s popular small car has won the top prize – the first generation Fabia won the award back in 2000.

New Fabia

Meanwhile, the new Skoda Fabia is in Irish showrooms now, and it is the third generation of this popular small car.

Available in five-door hatch and (from February 9) Combi version, the new Fabia introduces innovative safety, comfort and infotainment systems to the segment.

It features an expressive, dynamic design with smooth proportions, crystalline shapes and clear-cut lines. The new Fabia is also more spacious, stronger and more efficient than its predecessor, thanks both to significant weight-saving and the introduction of cleaner EU6-compliant engines that help to make it up to 17% more efficient.

The Fabia has won the prestigious What Car? Car of the Year 2015 award at a glittering ceremony in London, having also been named ‘Best Small Car’.

The Skoda Octavia was named ‘Best Family Car’.

This is the second time the popular Skoda small car has won the top prize. The first generation Fabia won the award back in 2000.

What Car?editor Jim Holder said: ‘The Fabia wins not only because it’s a superb small car that’s practical, well equipped and cheap to run, but also because of the rivals it has managed to dispose of in the process.

Raymond Leddy, head of marketing and roduct, Skoda Ireland said they were delighted to see the new Fabia claim such a prestigious award.

“The Fabia is a completely new car,” he added. “It is not a facelift but is entirely new inside and out, utilising the latest engines and technologies to provide the best Fabia ever.”

The Skoda brand in Ireland demonstrated its strength with record sales in Ireland of 6,310, overtaking the previous record set during the boom year of 2007 (6,280). This is an increase of 27% when compared to full year sales of 4,950 in 2013.

Seat

Due to phenomenal success, Quinn Motors, Castlecomer extended the Seat Fastforward sales event until January 31.

Customers can pre-order and test drive a comprehensive range of cars, including the all new Leon ST, Leon Cupra and the Alhambra SE.

With savings of up to €1,737 to be made, there’s never been a better time to buy a Seat. Customers who register for a test drive at their local Seat dealer during the Fastforward event will receive a €20 SuperValu voucher (rules apply) which can be used at any of their stores!

In addition, attractive finance offers (1.51% PCP) plans are available. A three year service plan at €151 for the duration of the Fastforward event offers further savings of over €400.