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Compare Our Hatchback Range

The traditional hatchback as the family vehicle of choice may have presently been taken over by the increasingly-popular compact SUV, but hatchbacks can provide much of the utility of a crossover while often offering better fuel economy and zippier handling.

Once a common day-to-day mover of people and their luggage, the hatch is now better-looking, often more spacious than you would think, and offers something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a fuel-efficient, everyday run-about, or something a bit sportier, with more focus on performance, we have a range of the best Volkswagen hatchbacks, and for almost every budget.

Browse our range below, and if you have any questions or would like to book a test drive, please get in touch with us.

Run-About Hatchbacks

The more affordable one that’s fuel efficient and reliably gets you safely from A-to-B.

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Volkswagen Polo TSI

  • 1L Turbo Petrol DSG Auto (?)
  • 70kW max power at 4,500-5,500rpm
  • 175Nm max torque at 2,000-3,500rpm
  • 4.9L/100km Combined
  • 351L Boot Space (Rear Seats Up)
  • Explore Polo and pricing

New Zealand & World Urban Car of the Year 2018, it’s designed to meet the challenges of the modern world equipped with a multitude of driver assistance systems that were originally reserved for models like the Golf and Passat.

Larger than the previous Polo, with more legroom and boot space, and with dynamic new styling and a host of safety and connectivity features plus ride handling and comfort that makes it suitable for both highway cruising and city traffic, the new Polo is perfectly designed for a ‘new’ Christchurch and its surrounding satellite towns.

“It presents as a budget-priced supermini, but in fact what you’re getting is a package of engineering excellence, outstanding quality, surprising practicality and unexpectedly high levels of driver entertainment.” –

Golf 8 Life in yellow

Volkswagen Golf Life

  • 1.4L Turbo Petrol, 8-Speed Automatic
  • 110kW max power at 5,000-6,000rpm
  • 250Nm max torque at 1,500-3,500rpm
  • 5.8L/100km Fuel Economy (Combined)
  • 1,500kg Braked Towing Capacity
  • 381L Boot Space (Rear Seats Up)
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The Golf 8 meets at the crossroads of stylish and utilitarian, meeting modern needs and making a statement while doing it. Bursts of colour – both inside and out – allow for a playful representation of personality without compromising on refinement. With roominess inside and out, you’re forgiven for forgetting the Golf is a hatchback.

“New eighth-gen Golf remains the lingua-franca of the hatch world. A finely polished machine ” – Top Gear

Blue Volkswagen Scirocco driving towards the camera

Volkswagen Scirocco Range

While the Volkswagen Scirocco is no longer available to purchase new in New Zealand, we occasionally have pre-loved trade-ins available. Check out our listings for used Volkswagen hatchbacks, or register your interest with us and we can let you know when one becomes available.

Sporty Hatchbacks

If you’re after a little more power, a few extra special features, and not to mention the extra glances around town, one of our sporty hatchback models might be for you.

People walking past white Volkswagen R-Line in urban street

Volkswagen Polo R-Line

  • 1L Turbo Petrol, 7-Speed DSG
  • 85kW max power at 5,000-5,500rpm
  • 200Nm max torque at 2,000-3,500rpm
  • 4.7L/100km Fuel Economy (Combined)
  • R-Line Sports Comfort Seats & Bodykit
  • Dark Red LED Tail Lights
  • Explore Polo and pricing

Everything you want out of a hatchback, the Polo R-Line adds both performance – 15kW more power and 25Nm more torque – and looks to the Polo TSI. Stand out with rear privacy glass, LED headlights, LED daytime running lights, front and rear fog lights, premium dark red LED taillamps.

Also adding an R-Line styling package, the Polo R-Line comes with a black rear spoiler, R-Line badging, and some sporty attitude in the exterior and cabin.

“The practicality of this supermini is truly outstanding for its class. Headroom is great (5ft 11 inches (180cm)), the adjustment in the steering wheel and seats are amazing, rear legroom is admirable, and the boot is truly enormous for its class at around 355 litres of space with the 60/40 seats up, and 1125L with the seats down!” – Drive Tribe 

Golf 8 R-Line in yellow

Volkswagen Golf R-Line

  • 1.4L Turbo Petrol, 8-Speed Automatic
  • 110kW max power at 5,000-6,000rpm
  • 250Nm max torque at 1,500-3,500rpm
  • 5.8L/100km Fuel Economy (Combined)
  • Sports Suspension
  • LED Head Lights, Daytime Running Lights, and Tail Lamps
  • Explore Golf and pricing

If you take all the benefits of driving a nimble hatchback but add extra driving features and styling touches to make that drive just a little more special, you get the Volkswagen Golf R Line. The R-Line model gives your Golf the sporty touch you’ve been looking for, in each and every detail.

Electric Hatchbacks

If you are conscious of your carbon footprint, and concerned about your effect on climate change, then look no further than an EV hatchback. While we currently only have one in our range, we do hope we will be able to expand this category in the near future.

Black Volkswagen eGolf beside charging station

Volkswagen e-Golf

While the Volkswagen Golf is no longer available to purchase new in New Zealand, we occasionally have pre-loved trade-ins available. Check out our listings for used Volkswagen hatchbacks, or register your interest with us and we can let you know when one becomes available.

Performance Hatchbacks

Our performance range of hatchbacks still keep the hatchback practicality of their less sportier siblings, whilst adding power, performance features, and striking styling.

Man walking past red Volkswagen Polo GTI parked in an illuminated urban street at night

Volkswagen Polo GTI

  • 2L Turbo Petrol, 6-Speed DSG
  • 147kW max power at 4,387 – 6,000rpm
  • 320Nm max torque at 1,500-4,387rpm
  • 5.9L/100km Fuel Economy (Combined)
  • LED Headlights & Daytime Running Lights
  • Dark Red LED Taillamps
  • Sports Suspension
  • Explore Polo and pricing

The Volkswagen Polo GTI is the gutsy, hot hatch with retained daily practicality. It’s sportier than ever before with dashing exterior style accents including that GTI red strip across the front, and a subtle but athletic body-kit. On the inside, you get a leather-trimmed steering wheel with GTI badging, alongside a pair of very supportive bucket seats in GTI Tartan, with bright red contrast stitching.

You’ll find that the Polo GTI is equally good around town, as it is on the open road. Its small size and fairly tight turning circle mean you won’t have much trouble manoeuvring through traffic, or when parking. Head out onto an empty rural road and the powerful 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine will easily get you from 0-100km/h in less than 6.7 seconds, and its sporty suspension helps it feel stable at speed and grip closely in tight corners.

“Nevertheless, to say I’m impressed with the Polo GTI (aka Mini Golf) is an understatement. Proverbial ‘boy racers’ may prefer a Clio, Swift or Fiesta’s character – a side-product of each car’s flaws – but the Volkswagen is the best pocket rocket to live with every day from a ride and handling perspective, and still delivers fun in spades. Throw in class-leading cabin ambience and quality, great infotainment, plenty of safety tech, and a veneer of sophistication and maturity, and it is objectively hard to look past.” –

Golf 8 GTI in red

Volkswagen Golf GTI

  • 2L Turbo Petrol, 7-Speed DSG
  • 180kW max power at 5,00-6,500rpm
  • 370Nm max torque at 1,600-4,300rpm
  • 6.9L/100km Fuel Economy (Combined)
  • Front Differential Lock & Dynamic Chassis Control
  • GTI Exclusive Exterior and Interior Styling
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Powerful yet practical, the evolved hot hatch lets you be an urban explorer one day and sport icon the next. With its 2.0 L TSI engine, the compact sports car delivers an impressive 180kW that hurtles you from 0 to 100km/h in under 6.5 seconds. Side-effects may include butterflies, raised hair and breath being well and truly taken away.

Where cutting-edge performance meets uncompromising functionality. Complete with a full digital revamp and fitted with the state-of-the-art safety systems, the new GTI promises an unforgettable driving experience and embodies pure driving enjoyment and plenty of goosebumps moments.

“Tested: 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI Still Defines The Hot Hatch” – Car and Driver

Volkswagen Golf R

Volkswagen Golf R DSG

  • 2.0L Turbo Petrol, 7-Speed DSG with Launch Control
  • 235kW max power
  • 400Nm max torque
  • 8.6L/100km Fuel Economy (Combined)
  • ‘R’ Exclusive Exterior and Interior Treatments
  • ‘R’ Exclusive Leather-covered Multifunction Sports Steering Wheel
  • 10.25” TFT-LCD Active Info Display
  • Heads-Up Display (HUD)
  • Explore Golf and pricing

The all‑new Golf R delivers extensive ride & handling upgrades, enabling a new dimension of agility and sportiness, particularly when cornering. Equipped with 235kW of power and 400Nm of torque and a 7-speed DSG with a launch control drivetrain, this pocket rocket is sure to thrill.

“The Golf R is the obvious enthusiasts choice, being a fantastic hot hatch that truly makes you question whether it is actually worth paying a hefty premium to get four rings on the nose.” – Stuff Motoring

The new Volkswagen Golf R is available at Miles Continental now in limited numbers. Get in touch with our team to secure yours.

Ask a Question or Arrange a Test Drive

Whether you’re just beginning your car buying journey, or you’ve already found a hatchback that you’d like to buy but just want to be sure before you take the plunge, be sure to speak to our friendly team and see one of the above hatchbacks for yourself.

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Information you may need to know:

All pricing is ‘MRP’ (Maximum Retail Price) and excludes on-road costs (ORC) unless stated as ‘driveaway’. On-road costs for new petrol (non-commercial) vehicles are $1,395 which includes GST, 12 months registration, full tank of fuel, 3 years WOF, 5 years factory warranty^, 3 years Roadside Assistance, genuine floor mats, professional groom and pre-delivery inspection. On-road costs for new diesel (non-commercial) vehicles are $1,495 which includes the above plus the first 3,000km Road Users Charges. On-road costs for commercial vehicles are $1,695.

^5 Year Warranty Terms and Conditions: Offer is applicable to all new Volkswagen Passenger and Commercial models (excluding vehicle conversions) purchased at an authorised Volkswagen dealership. The 5-year/150,000 km mechanical warranty (whichever occurs first) is available from the time of purchase.

Please note that – while care is taken to ensure all details on this page are correct – specifications, pricing and offers often change and information here may no longer be accurate. Images may also include overseas specification and/or optional accessories not included in the price. Our Sales Specialists are able to check and confirm up-to-date information on request. If you notice information that may be inaccurate, please don’t hesitate to let us know. Thank you.