Volkswagen tweaks the 2016 Golf, Passat and Polo with suite of goodies

Volkswagen adapted the New Year, New Me approach with upgrades bound to boost the appeal for the brand’s most popular models: Passat, Golf and Polo

Long story short, the Germans want to make sure the trio we've been telling you about enters 2016 on a fresh note and for that to happen, some fine tuning was required.

Out is the Polo SE trim, here comes the Polo Match, available in three- and five-door configuration. In standard, the Polo Match offers cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, new 15-inch alloys and cornering fog lights.

The VW Golf says goodbye to the GT trim level and embraces the Golf GT Edition nameplate, along with 18-inch Durban alloy rims and a panoramic sunroof. Furthermore, the R-Line trim gets crossed away to make room for the VW Golf R-Line Edition. Apart from the new name, this addition offers 18-inch Serron alloy wheels and again, a panoramic sunroof.

For the white-collar community interested in buying the 2016 Passat, Volkswagen came up with a revised SE Business trim level comprising Discover Navigation system, electric folding door mirrors and tinted rear windows, all available as standard equipment.

Price-wise, Volkswagen says the 2016 Polo Match can be had for a starting price of £12,735, while the 2016 Golf GT Edition and R-Line wear a sticker of £23,915 and £24,860, respectively. Those looking to buy the 2016 Passat SE Business are looking at a starting price of £23,660.