2 July 2004

Volkswagen is looking to pack its dealerships this summer by slashing list prices across its ranges. There are simple price cuts on Lupo, Bora, Beetle and Sharan models to be taken advantage of, as well as special edition Polos, Golfs and Passats where VW is throwing in extra equipment for less.

At the foot of the pile, there's £1000 off every Lupo in the range; an entry-level 1.0-litre E now comes in at £6,790, while the 120bhp Lupo GTi (above) falls to £12,455. Boras (right) shed between £1200 and £1400, depending on which trim you opt for, Beetle tin-tops between £500 and £750, and Sharan MPVs £1000 across the board.

VW's other models are made more enticing with a raft of special editions. The Polo Twist adds semi-automatic climate control, 14in alloy wheels, front electric windows and metallic paint, and now starts at £8,995 - just £900 more than in basic E trim. The new Golf inherits climate control on all basic S models - formerly a £495 option - and higher up the range, there's a new 'Trendline' Passat trim level introduced, which adds alloy wheels, a multi-function steering wheel and cruise control to the car's standard S specification for no extra cost.

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