Volkswagen Golf for Sale in Nigeria
The Volkswagen Golf is a compact car introduced by Volkswagen in 1974 as a replacement for the Volkswagen Beetle. It has been sold in different body styles and under different names, like the Volkswagen Rabbit and Volkswagen Caribe. The Volkswagen Golf has been sold across seven generations till date and has won a number of awards such as the World Car of the Year in 2009 and 2013, and the Volkswagen Golf 2014 has also been ranked #1 in Affordable Small Cars and Affordable Compact Cars. Volkswagen Nigeria does not officially market Volkswagen Golf in Nigeria; however, due to its popularity in the country, car dealers and private sellers import Golf cars from foreign countries as either brand new or foreign used vehicles. The brand new Volkswagen Golf is a lot more expensive than the foreign used and Nigerian used option; hence you find a good number of used Volkswagen Golf vehicles on the Nigerian roads. To make the search for a Volkswagen Golf easy, Nigeria’s leading online premium vehicle marketplace, Carmudi Nigeria offers listings of some of the most affordable and road useable Volkswagen Golf cars available in the Nigerian automobile market.
What to know when Buying Volkswagen Golf
Performance and Specifications of Volkswagen Golf
The Volkswagen Golf is sold in three different trim levels: 1.8T 2-door, 1.8T 4-door and TDI Clean Diesel 4-door. The 1.8T trims are powered by a 170 hp 1.8 liter V-5 engine generating a maximum output of 177 lb/ft of torque. The TDI trim has a 210 hp 2.0 liter turbocharged V-4 diesel engine harnessing 207 lb/ft of torque. A five speed manual transmission is standard while 6-speed automatic transmission is optionally available. The 1.8 liter engine sips fuel at a rate of 25/37 mpg city/highway, while 2.0 liter has a fuel economy of 30/45 mpg city/highway. The XDS Cross Differential System provides superb handling on the road.
How is the design of Volkswagen Golf
Volkswagen Golf Exterior Design
The 2015 Volkswagen Golf has undergone some cosmetic updates, which include a steeper hood, narrow horizontal grille and sharper headlight clusters. The Bi-Xenon headlights with LED Day-time Running Lights provide a wide and clear beam at night, while the panoramic sunroof keeps you in touch with the outside environment. The rear logo-integrated hatch handle and heated side mirrors with integrated turn signal are standard on all trims.
Volkswagen Golf Interior Design
The Volkswagen Golf interior is upscale and loaded with amenities one cannot expect from a compact car. The cabin has been carved with high quality materials, soft surfaces and black trim, with both front and rear seats have ample head and legroom. The rear seats can be folded flat to achieve a maximum cargo capacity of 52.7 cubic feet, while a number of storage compartments are also available in the cabin in form of consoles, door panels and glove box etc. Other prominent amenities in the Volkswagen Golf cabin include Bluetooth with audio streaming, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Media Device Interface with iPod cable, touch screen sound system, climatic manual single-zone climate control with pollen filter and rear passenger ventilation and multi-function trip computer.
What are the best features of the Volkswagen Golf?
The Volkswagen Golf stands out in the compact car segment with its class leading fuel economy as well as XDS Cross Differential System, Intelligent Crash Response System, heated side mirrors, cargo capacity of 52.7 cubic feet, SiriusXM Satellite radio, rear passenger ventilation and multi-function trip computer.
The Volkswagen Golf also has a Top Safety Pick Plus rating from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. It is equipped with seven active stability enhancing features, Intelligent Crash Response System, Crash-optimized Front end and Adaptive Airbag System. These would be the features which stand out the most in the Volkswagen Golf.
Nig Used and Tokunbo Volkswagen Golf in Nigeria
Brand new cars are always nice to get, as you know that they would not have any faults for at least two years after purchase, but with a vehicle which is properly maintained, the first six or seven years would be close to faultless. Now, if a Volkswagen Golf was used for two years and properly maintained and sold off at half the price or lower than the cost of a brand new one, with no faults, would you not take the offer? This is one of the reasons why used vehicles are very popular in the Nigerian automobile market. Either Foreign used or Nigerian used Volkswagen Golf could be a very good purchase depending on the condition of the vehicle, and that is why it is advised to have a trusted automobile mechanic to check the vehicle out properly before purchase is made. You can also find good deals of used Volkswagen in your city or a city near you as follows;
The Best Volkswagen Golf year to Buy
The Volkswagen Golf is an impressive vehicle, and a number of production years have proven that the vehicle is not only a good performance vehicle, but a rugged and strong one. There is no particularly “Best year” of the Volkswagen Golf, but as improvements are made on automobiles, we would suggest the 2015 Volkswagen Golf as the best year of the vehicle to purchase.
Volkswagen Golf Price in Nigeria
For a brand new Volkswagen Golf, you could be set back about N9,000,000 or more depending on trim levels, import duty and the seller’s preference, but brand new Volkswagen Golf vehicle go for a lot cheaper, and more people purchase them. Find below an estimated price range of the used Volkswagen Golf Vehicles in the Nigerian automobile market.
Foreign used (Tokunbo) and Nigerian used (Registered) Volkswagen Golf prices in Nigeria
- 2012 Volkswagen Golf – 2014 Volkswagen Golf: ₦5,000,000 – ₦7,000,000
- 2008 Volkswagen Golf – 2011 Volkswagen Golf: ₦3,000,000 – ₦5,000,000
- 2003 Volkswagen Golf – 2007 Volkswagen Golf: ₦1,500,000 – ₦2,800,000
- 1997 Volkswagen Golf – 2002 Volkswagen Golf: ₦600,000 – ₦1,000,000
- 1992 Volkswagen Golf – 1996 Volkswagen Golf: ₦400,000 – ₦700,000
- 1990 Volkswagen Golf – 1991 Volkswagen Golf: ₦250,000 – ₦650,000
Overall impression of Volkswagen Golf
The Volkswagen Golf is an affordable car that has a decent performance capability. This well rounded car is clear leader in the small car segment with its fun yet composed ride, utility and impressive fuel economy. Despite its fewer driver assistance features, the Volkswagen Golf offers real value for your money. It gives a tough competition to Mazda 3, Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra and Kia Forte in Nigeria.