Entry level pricing rises slightly compared with the outgoing model, with pricing starting from $23,990 (plus on-road costs) for the six-speed manual 110TSI model, which takes the place of the previous 92TSI as the cheapest Golf, pushing pricing up by $1150 in the process.
Stepping into a Golf 110TSI hatch with seven-speed DSG automatic adds $2500. The wagon range kicks off with the mid-grade 110TSI Trendline from $28,990 with a seven-speed DSG.
Diesel buyers can only find the 110TDI engine in the upscale Highline models, from $36,990 for the five-door hatch, or 38,490 for the wagon.
Volkswagen is also expanding its high-riding Golf Alltrack range from one to three models with the German car maker lowering the point of entry to $34,490 for the base 132TSI compared to the previous price of $38,340.
The new, and more powerful Golf GTI hot hatch, receives only a small price rise, starting at $41,490 (up by $150) with the recently announced three-door Golf GTI Performance Edition 1 special edition with a gruntier 180kW and 370Nm, will cost $47,990.
No change to Golf R pricing sees the hatch models kept at the same at $52,990 for the manual variant and $55,490 when mated to a seven-speed DSG, with a permanent place in the lineup for the Golf R wagon as of early 2018, with Wolfsburg editions of the Golf R hatch and wagon also scheduled for later this year.
Mainstream Golf models are due to go on sale from July, followed by the GTI and R versions in mid-August.
110TSI hatch 6 speed manual - $23,990
110TSI hatch 7 speed DSG - $26,490
110TSI Trendline hatch 6 speed manual - $24,990
110TSI Trendline hatch 7 speed DSG - $27,490
110TSI Comfortline hatch 7 speed DSG - $28,990
110TSI Highline hatch 7 speed DSG - $34,490
110TDI Highline hatch 7 speed DSG - $36,990
110TSI Trendline wagon 7 speed DSG - $28,990
110TSI Comfortline wagon7 speed DSG - $30,490
110TSI Highline wagon 7 speed DSG - $35,990
110TDI Highline wagon 7 speed DSG - $38,490
132TSI Alltrack - $34,490
132TSI Alltrack Premium - $38,490
135TDI Alltrack Premium - $40,990
GTI 6 speed manual - $41,490
GTI 6 speed DSG - $43,990
GTI Performance Edition 1 - $47,990
R 6 speed manual - $52,990
R 7 speed DSG - $55,490
Manufacturer’s list price excluding on-road costs. Overseas models shown.