Founded in 1937, Volkswagen has grown to be a household name for all car lovers. The German company has, over the years, continued to manufacture vehicles that reference its name, which means the ‘people’s car.’
Undoubtedly VW remains a favourite model for many people. And with the company’s recent efforts to venture into electric cars, it may seem like a pipe dream to go after a VW model. However, there are still some affordable models in the market. If you are looking to own one of these German cars, here are five affordable options for you to consider.
1. Volkswagen Up
City dwellers will love this model, thanks to its compact design and generous space inside. The city car comes with the comfort and solid feel of the Skoda Citigo and Seat Mii. VW Up also shares its mechanical parts with these two models.
Some of the impressive features on this model include driver’s seat height adjustment, electric front windows, and a one-piece folding back seat. Initially, this model hit the UK market with a manual gearbox. VW then saw the need for an automatic one, considering that the model spends its life running around traffic in the city.
2. VW Polo
If you are looking for an affordable machine to accompany you through life’s adventures, then the VW Polo series has your answer. The new model comes equipped with some useful features to help tackle today’s challenges.
The spacious and comfortable vehicle minimizes your chances of an accident with advanced safety features (ADAS) such as pedestrian detection and front assist. Going for a long drive? Use the adaptive cruise control so you can have a few moments of rest.
3. Volkswagen Jetta
The Jetta is one of Volkswagen’s best-selling cars, ever since its launch in 1980. Now in its 7th generation, the 2020 model combines all the best features of the brand with a few similarities to its sister model, Golf.
The Jetta comes with some impressive rear space and could almost pass for a mini Passat. With the new facelift version, Jetta faces some stiff competition in the car market. However, its strong residuals that stem from quality VW brand make, the model stand out from the competition.
4. Volkswagen Golf
Most people won’t consider the VW Golf when they are looking for their dream car. But perhaps they should, especially if they are going after a practical vehicle. The model is an excellent all-round car. It comes with a comfortable interior and all vehicles in the series, except those at entry-level, come with adaptive cruise control. If you are going for a drive during winter, you will especially love the heated front seats.
5. Volkswagen T-Roc
T-Roc comes with all the critical features of the VW Golf, only with a larger boot and a higher driving position. Like Golf, the vehicle remains quiet and steady, even when at high speeds.
One of Golf’s setbacks is the difficulty in parking, thanks to its massive body. With the T-Roc, parking will be a breeze. This model comes equipped with front and rear sensors, audio signals, and a visual display guide. Other impressive features include integrated entertainment and a powerful TSI engine that will give you maximum torque even at low engine speeds.
It is no surprise that VW cars demand some respect in the car market. For years, Volkswagen has continued to manufacture powerful vehicles for users all around the world.
While some models may be quite pricey, you don’t have to lock yourself out of owning a German machine. Have a look at the options above and find one that works for you and suits your needs.
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