New VW Golf 2020 pricing and specs detailed: Toyota Corolla-rivalling car is now more expensive

Volkswagen Australia has increased the pricing of its current-generation Golf small car by up to $500.

Specifically, the entry-level Trendline and Comfortline grades have jumped $400, while Highline, GTI and R variants are now $500 dearer.

The Alltrack 132TSI Premium is also now $500 more expensive, but its non-Premium counterpart is the odd one out, up $440 to $36,190 plus on-road costs.

As such, the Golf now ranges in cost from $25,390 for the manual 110TSI Trendline hatch (the sole three-pedal set-up on offer) to $57,490 for the automatic R wagon.

A Volkswagen Australia spokesperson told CarsGuide the prices adjustments were made due to exchange-rate pressures.

Standard specification and options for all Golf variants remain the same as before.

For reference, 110TSI versions are powered by a 110kW/250Nm 1.4-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine, while 132TSI variants upgrade to a 132kW/280Nm 1.8-litre unit. Either way, drive is exclusively sent to the front wheels.

While front-wheel-drive GTI and all-wheel-drive R versions are powered by the same 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine, the former produces 180kW/370Nm, while the latter develops 213kW/380Nm.

As reported, the new-generation Golf will enter local showrooms late this year, with regular and GTI variants expected to launch alongside each other, while flagship R versions are due in early 2021.

2020 Volkswagen Golf 2020 pricing before on-road costs

Variant Transmission Cost
110TSI Trendline hatch manual $25,390 (+$400)
110TSI Trendline hatch automatic $27,390 (+$400)
110TSI Trendline wagon automatic $28,890 (+$400)
110TSI Comfortline hatch automatic $29,390 (+$400)
110TSI Comfortline wagon automatic $30,890 (+$400)
110TSI Highline hatch automatic $34,590 (+$500)
110TSI Highline wagon automatic $35,990 (+$500)
Alltrack 132TSI wagon automatic $36,190 (+$440)
Alltrack 132TSI Premium wagon automatic $40,490 (+$500)
GTI hatch automatic $46,690 (+$500)
R hatch automatic $55,490 (+$500)
R wagon automatic $57,490 (+$500)