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What are the Alloy Wheel Options for My New VW Golf?

What are the Alloy Wheel Options for My New VW Golf?

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Build your new Volkswagen Golf the way you want it. With a range of alloy wheel options, you can create the R-Line, e-Golf or GTD you deserve. Here’s all you need to know about VW Golf alloy wheels

What are the Alloy Wheel Options for My New VW Golf?

The best thing about buying a brand new VW Golf is that you get to hand-pick the exact specification.

You’ve chosen your new Volkswagen Golf model. You’ve picked the colour. Now, what else can you do to make it as special as you are?

If you wheely want to make your VW Golf SE stand out from the crowd, or have your VW Golf R-Line turn heads, it could be time to look at some of the VW Golf alloy wheel options!

Why should I choose Alloy Wheels for My New VW Golf ?

Aluminium alloy wheels are generally stronger and lighter than standard steel wheels. With less load for the car’s suspension to deal with and less weight for you to steer, handling is easier. You’ll also find better fuel economy and faster acceleration as there is less mass to shift.

Better cornering comes from the reduced chance of buckling from the stronger VW Golf alloy wheel. However, a steel wheel will still fare better when it comes to trauma such as hitting a pothole.

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Of course, another great reason for kitting out your new VW Golf with alloy wheels has got to be great looks! Alloy wheels look good for longer. They resist rust and polish up better than any hubcaps, making your car more saleable in the future, although they won’t always add much to the asking price.

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Which Alloy Wheels Will Fit My New Volkswagen Golf?

There’s a surprisingly large number of choices when it comes to VW Golf alloy wheels. All specifications, except the S, come with a standard set of alloy wheels but if you want to express your own style and impress your friends, it’s easy to upgrade to one of the many options that’ll help you and your new car to stand out from the crowd.

Remember that the combined height of the wheel and tyre must remain the same, no matter which alloys you choose. The further you stray from the standard 15” steel wheels of the entry level VW Golf S, the lower the profile of the tyre. With the largest alloys and lowest profile tyres, you might have to compromise looks for comfort as shallower tyres mean less ‘padding’ over uneven roads and potholes.

Because they have increased resistance, using larger than standard wheels may result in lower MPG, higher CO2 emissions and a higher car tax, and therefore an increase in the ‘on the road’ price.

We’d always recommend that you use genuine VW Golf alloy wheels to avoid the worry of correct fitting.

Which Wheels Come as Standard on the Current VW Golf Range?

Volkswagen is known for quality and precision. As such, you can be assured that every model is supplied with suitable wheels and tyres as standard which will complement your new VW Golf - although they might not be as glamorous as some of the optional VW Golf alloy wheels.

Alloy
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Standard Golf Trims

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S - Steel wheels
195/65 R15 tyres and full size wheel trims

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SE and SE Navigation - Linas
61/2J x 16" alloy wheels with 205/55 R16 tyres

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GT - Dijon
7J x 17" alloy wheels with 225/45 R17 tyres

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R-Line - Singapore
7J x 17" alloy wheels with 225/45 R17 tyres

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Alltrack - Valley
61/2J x 17" alloy wheels with 205/55 R17 tyres

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Performance Golf Trims

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GTD - Seville
71/2J x 18" alloy wheels with 225/40 R18 tyres

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GTD BlueLine - Curitiba
71/2J x 17" alloy wheels with 225/45 R17 tyres

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GTI - Parker
71/2J x 18" alloy wheels with 225/40 R18 tyres

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R - Cadiz
71/2J x 18" alloy wheels with 225/40 R18 tyres

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Hybrid & Electric Golf Trims

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GTE - Rio de Janeiro
71/2J x 17" alloy wheels with 225/45 R17 tyres

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GTE Advance - Marseille
71/2J x 18" alloy wheels with 225/40 R18 tyres

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e-Golf - Tilleve
61/2J x 16" alloy wheels with 205/55 R16 tyres

Which VW Golf Alloy Wheels Can I Choose as an Option?

If standard is just not your thing, then take a look at these fabulous alternatives. Not every wheel is available for every model so it’s time to consider your choices.

Shiny and smooth or with a bit of a twist; bold and black or with a hint of colour, there’s a VW alloy wheel option to suit you.

Straight Talking

If you like simple yet beautiful, take a look at these straight-spoked VW Golf alloy wheel choices. Some things don’t have to be complicated to look good:

6J x 15 with 195/65 R15 tyres
Lyon
6J x 15” with 195/65 R15 tyres
Available on the S for £450
71/2J x 18 alloy wheels with 225/40 R18 tyres
Jurva
71/2J x 18" alloy wheels with 225/40 R18 tyres
Available on the GT and R-Line for £800
71/2J x 18 alloy wheels with 225/40 R18 tyres
Marseille
71/2J x 18" alloy wheels with 225/40 R18 tyres
Available on the R-Line for £500
Available as standard on the GTE Advance
71/2J x 18 alloy wheels with 225/40 R18 tyres
Sebring
71/2J x 18" alloy wheels with 225/40 R18 tyres
Available on the R-Line for £500
8J x 19 alloy wheels with 235/35 R19 tyres
Pretoria
8J x 19" alloy wheels with 235/35 R19 tyres
Available on the R for £995
8J x 19 alloy wheels with 235/35 R19 tyres
Spielberg
8J x 19" alloy wheels with 235/35 R19 tyres
Available on the R for £810
71/2J x 18 alloy wheels with 225/45 R18 tyres
Kalamata
71/2J x 18" alloy wheels with 225/45 R18 tyres
Available on the Alltrack for £800

Jagged Edge

These crooked spokes will add interest and intrigue to your new Volkswagen Golf. If you like things a little out of the ordinary, try these for size:

7J x 17 alloy wheels with 225/45 R17 tyres
Karlskoga
7J x 17" alloy wheels with 225/45 R17 tyres
Available on the SE and SE Nav for £615
Available on the GT for £350
7J x 17 alloy wheels with 225/45 R17 tyres
Madrid
7J x 17" alloy wheels with 225/45 R17 tyres
Available on the SE and SE Nav for £615
Available on the GT for £350
71/2J x 19 alloy wheels with 225/35 R19 tyres
Brescia
71/2J x 19" alloy wheels with 225/35 R19 tyres
Available on the GTD (ex. BlueLine) and GTI for £600
71/2J x 19 alloy wheels with 225/35 R19 tyres
Santiago
71/2J x 19" alloy wheels with 225/35 R19 tyres
Available on the GTD (ex. BlueLine) and GTI for £995

Back to Black

Elegantly understated, black alloy wheels always make a big impression. If you like to make an entrance, these VW Golf wheels could be for you:

8J x 19 alloy wheels with 235/35 R19 tyres
Pretoria Black
8J x 19" alloy wheels with 235/35 R19 tyres
Available on the R for £995

Make a Splash

When silver or black is just too run-of-the-mill, these VW Golf alloys could add the hint of colour that you want. Go on, you know you want to!

71/2J x 18 alloy wheels with red pinstripe with 225/40 R18 tyres
Seville Dark Graphite
71/2J x 18" alloy wheels with red pinstripe with 225/40 R18 tyres
Available on the GTI for £500
7J x 17 alloy wheels with blue trim with 225/45 R17 tyres
Madrid Blue
7J x 17" alloy wheels with blue trim with 225/45 R17 tyres
Available on the SE and SE Nav for £700
Available on the GT for £500

We know that when you’re picking out your brand new Volkswagen Golf, you’ll want everything to be perfect - let’s face it, you deserve it! Alloy wheels can add the ‘je ne sais quois’ that’ll leave everyone wondering, who’s in that car?

Come and visit us at your local Swansway Group VW dealership and start specifying your ideal new Volkswagen Golf complete with optional alloy wheels so you can drive it away in style. We’d love to help you build the car you deserve.