MOTORS: WINNING GAME OF GOLF; NEW REG: GOLF GTI: GTi Is Star of March Line-Up

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Byline: By JOHN MURDOCH

THE all-new Golf GTi is the star of Volkswagen's March Registration line-up.

Priced at a fiver under pounds 20,000 the newcomer has received much acclaim since it hit showrooms in January.

An outstanding performer with great looks, the new GTi is available with both three and five doors.

Potential buyers for this new must-have Golf even have their own dedicated website at www.newgolfgti.co.uk, where you can choose colours, options and upholstery. You are then given a reference number which they can then take to a local dealer to place an order.

More new products are also on the way from the German giants. The Golf Plus will go on sale in the summer and feature a raised roof and sliding rear seats. In terms of size it will fit in between the Golf and the seven- seat Touran model.

An all-new VW Passat is also on its way. It will be launched at the Geneva motor show in March but again you won't be able to buy it until the summer, though that means there may well be super deals on the run-out Passat models.

Volkswagen has expanded its range significantly over the past few years and has something for every taste and budget, from city cars to luxury saloons, people carriers to 4x4s.

The Lupo city car starts at just pounds 7,790 while the ever popular Polo range now runs to more than 20 models ranging in price from pounds 7,640 to pounds 14,750.

The trendy Beetle now features a choice of 12 models including a cabriolet and costs from pounds 11,490 to almost pounds 19,000.

The Golf family hatchback is as popular as ever, offering quality motoring at affordable prices with a starting point of pounds 11,995. …