Volkswagen Golf. What are your favorite versions of French?

The eighth generation Volkswagen Golf, launched in 2020, offers a large number of options in terms of engines and finishes. Argus offers the configurations most popular with the French, with supporting ones.


Raphael Desrosier

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Discover the favorite versions of the VW Golf 8 in France.


We no longer offer Volkswagen Golf. Marketed since 2020, the eighth generation of the generation that helped define the compact class remains one of Volkswagen’s most popular models. Notoriety still allows it to display its full range when its competitors are deprived of some energies. Thus golf still benefits from a whole host of possibilities: petrol, diesel, hybrid, For powers ranging from 110 hp to 320 hp for the Golf R and up to 333 for the 20-year-old Special Edition which also receives all-wheel drive. The price range varies accordingly, with the cheapest Golf coming in at €30,685 and the most expensive at €62,700.

Motors: Smaller powers are preferred

It’s not a scoop, high fuel prices and environmental issues encourage the French to be reasonable when choosing their engine. That’s true with the Golf, where more than half of its sales relate to less powerful petrol and diesel engines. Engines that also have the advantage of being less expensive to buy. It is also interesting to note that the share of diesel sales (44%) is still high even if gasoline now dominates (45.2%). Diesel’s success is explained by the fact that the model is being sold more to companies. Individuals account for only 27% of the shares.

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The Golf R, a 20-year limited edition, is the most powerful and expensive Golf ever.


Life Business Bestsellers

The best-selling edition in the Golf range is the Life Business edition, which is one of nearly two sales. A high number explained by the elimination of Life finish and Possibility to choose individuals for this variation usually reserved for professionals. It offers automatic climate control, keyless start, digital gauges and a 10-inch navigation system as standard. Style and R-Line finishes come next and attract nearly one in four customers. On the group’s sporting side, the legendary GTI accounts for a small percentage of deliveries (1.6%). The more extreme Golf R does a little better with 1.8% of the scoring.

golf automatic

In the Golf, three-quarters of sales were equipped with a DSG automatic transmission. I must say that Hand Editions are only available on Life Business and Active Finishes. However, the percentage of sales that they represented could have enabled the manual gearbox to achieve better results. Therefore, the reputation of the DSG Fund appeals to clients of the German agreement.

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Volkswagen Golf

Lime yellow is not widespread in France.


fifty gray faces

Despite a fairly rich color palette including the “lime” yellow worn by the golf ad campaign, deal customers remain wise. Black, white, and gray (certainly in several shades) account for more than three-quarters of the recordings. The French’s taste for secret colors is confirmed here. Only the blue “Atlantic Metallic” stands out a little, but it accounts for no more than 8% of the registered models. Red Golfs are rare in France with delivery less than 2%.

And on the equipment side?

Side options, there’s no madness either that you’ll understand: Hands-free entry and operation system and spare wheel are very popular with customers. Customers who remain attached to the aesthetic aspect of their car because many of them also choose 17-inch wheels, sunroof and dark-tinted rear windows.


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