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All you need to know about towbars for Volkswagen Golf

Volkswagen first introduced the Golf into their range in 1992. The Volkswagen Golf is available as a Convertible, Estate, Hatchback, or Van. So you know you are installing the right towbar on your Volkswagen Golf, we have looked at towing capacity, electrical kits, bumper cuts and more for each variation of Volkswagen Golf below.


Volkswagen Golf Hatchback Towbars

The Volkswagen Golf Hatchback was first released in 1992. To determine which variant of Volkswagen Golf you have, check your vehicle logbook. This will ensure you purchase the correct towbar.


Volkswagen Golf Hatchback Nose Weight

Hatchback models made between 1992 and 1998 have a minimum nose weight of 75 kg and a maximum nose weight of 75 kg, between 1998 and 2004 have a minimum nose weight of 75 kg and a maximum nose weight of 85 kg, between 2003 and 2005 have a minimum nose weight of 75 kg and a maximum nose weight of 100 kg, between 2005 and 2008 have a minimum nose weight of 100 kg and a maximum nose weight of 100 kg, between 2013 and 2014 have a minimum nose weight of 75 kg and a maximum nose weight of 85 kg, vehicles made after 2014 have a minimum nose weight of 80 kg and a maximum nose weight of 85 kg, between 2014 and 2017 have a minimum nose weight of 75 kg and a maximum nose weight of 85 kg, between 2015 and 2017 have a minimum nose weight of 75 kg and a maximum nose weight of 85 kg, vehicles made after 2017 have a minimum nose weight of 85 kg and a maximum nose weight of 120 kg.

What does nose weight mean?

Nose weight is the force on the towball when a caravan or trailer is attached. Every towbar for every vehicle will have a specific nose weight for that vehicle which can differ between the age of the vehicle and the variation of the model. It is crucial that you don’t exceed the nose weight set on the towbar as this is dangerous and can decrease stability when towing.


Volkswagen Golf Hatchback Electric Kits

Electrical kits connect the electrics in your Hatchback to the electrics on your trailer, bike rack or caravan so your lights are still visible.

Electric kits for Volkswagen Golf Hatchback

We would always recommend having a dedicated electrics kit installed, where possible. This syncs with modern computer functions of your Hatchback, like ABS and trailer stability, rather than just basic lighting.

Why is a dedicated kit important? Well, not only does it work with the specific features of your vehicle, but it also protects the warranty of your Hatchback and works with any enhanced safety features you may have.

Of course, you can choose between a dedicated kit or a universal kit, and we do offer both, but a universal electrical kit can affect your manufacturer warranty and you might also need to install a bypass relay.


Volkswagen Golf Hatchback Software Update

We will alert you as to whether your Hatchback requires a software update when you choose your towbar electrics kit.

Does my vehicle need a software update?

Sometimes your vehicle may need a software update to accommodate your new dedicated electrical kit. This is so all of the latest computer features in your Hatchback can accurately co-ordinate with your towbar electrics.

Software updates can take place at your local Volkswagen dealership when your vehicle is in for service. Or, this can sometimes be updated at your local garage when you arrange towbar fitting through WebFit.


Volkswagen Golf Hatchback Bumper Cuts

Hatchback models made between 1992 and 1998 will not require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted, between 1998 and 2004 will not require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted, between 2003 and 2005 will require a visible bumper cut in order to be fitted, between 2005 and 2008 will not require a visible bumper cut in order to be fitted, between 2013 and 2014 will not require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted, vehicles made after 2014 will not require a visible bumper cut in order to be fitted, between 2014 and 2017 will not require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted, between 2015 and 2017 will not require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted, vehicles made after 2017 will not require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted.

Does my vehicle need a bumper cut?

Some towbar styles might require a bumper cut in order to be fitted to your vehicle. But, this is improving and newer vehicles are less likely to require a bumper cut due to better towbar designs.


Volkswagen Golf Hatchback Towing Capacity

Hatchback models made between 1992 and 1998 have a towing capacity of 1200 kg to 1500 kg, between 1998 and 2004 have a towing capacity of 1600 kg to 1650 kg, between 2003 and 2005 have a towing capacity of 1650 kg to 1800 kg, between 2005 and 2008 have a towing capacity of 1700 kg to 1800 kg, between 2013 and 2014 have a towing capacity of 1700 kg to 2000 kg, vehicles made after 2014 have a towing capacity of 2000 kg to 2000 kg, between 2014 and 2017 have a towing capacity of 1700 kg to 2000 kg, between 2015 and 2017 have a towing capacity of 1700 kg to 2000 kg, vehicles made after 2017 have a towing capacity of 2000 kg to 2000 kg.

Be sure to check the EXACT towing capacity of your vehicle before towing on your VIN plate.

What is towing capacity?

Towing capacity is the weight that your Hatchback is capable of towing safely, but it can vary even across the same model of car. It is important to note that the capacity of the towbar and the towing capacity of the Hatchback may differ, so you should always go by the specific towing weight of your vehicle, indicated above.


Volkswagen Golf Convertible Towbars

The Volkswagen Golf Convertible was first released in 1994. To determine which variant of Volkswagen Golf you have, check your vehicle logbook. This will ensure you purchase the correct towbar.


Volkswagen Golf Convertible Nose Weight

Convertible models made between 1994 and 1998 have a minimum nose weight of 75 kg and a maximum nose weight of 75 kg, vehicles made after 2009 have a minimum nose weight of 75 kg and a maximum nose weight of 100 kg.

What does nose weight mean?

Nose weight is the force on the towball when a caravan or trailer is attached. Every towbar for every vehicle will have a specific nose weight for that vehicle which can differ between the age of the vehicle and the variation of the model. It is crucial that you don’t exceed the nose weight set on the towbar as this is dangerous and can decrease stability when towing.


Volkswagen Golf Convertible Electric Kits

Electrical kits connect the electrics in your Convertible to the electrics on your trailer, bike rack or caravan so your lights are still visible.

Electric kits for Volkswagen Golf Convertible

We would always recommend having a dedicated electrics kit installed, where possible. This syncs with modern computer functions of your Convertible, like ABS and trailer stability, rather than just basic lighting.

Why is a dedicated kit important? Well, not only does it work with the specific features of your vehicle, but it also protects the warranty of your Convertible and works with any enhanced safety features you may have.

Of course, you can choose between a dedicated kit or a universal kit, and we do offer both, but a universal electrical kit can affect your manufacturer warranty and you might also need to install a bypass relay.


Volkswagen Golf Convertible Software Update

We will alert you as to whether your Convertible requires a software update when you choose your towbar electrics kit.

Does my vehicle need a software update?

Sometimes your vehicle may need a software update to accommodate your new dedicated electrical kit. This is so all of the latest computer features in your Convertible can accurately co-ordinate with your towbar electrics.

Software updates can take place at your local Volkswagen dealership when your vehicle is in for service. Or, this can sometimes be updated at your local garage when you arrange towbar fitting through WebFit.


Volkswagen Golf Convertible Bumper Cuts

Convertible models made between 1994 and 1998 will not require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted, vehicles made after 2009 will require a visible bumper cut in order to be fitted.

Does my vehicle need a bumper cut?

Some towbar styles might require a bumper cut in order to be fitted to your vehicle. But, this is improving and newer vehicles are less likely to require a bumper cut due to better towbar designs.


Volkswagen Golf Convertible Towing Capacity

Convertible models made between 1994 and 1998 have a towing capacity of 1200 kg to 1500 kg, vehicles made after 2009 have a towing capacity of 1700 kg to 1800 kg.

Be sure to check the EXACT towing capacity of your vehicle before towing on your VIN plate.

What is towing capacity?

Towing capacity is the weight that your Convertible is capable of towing safely, but it can vary even across the same model of car. It is important to note that the capacity of the towbar and the towing capacity of the Convertible may differ, so you should always go by the specific towing weight of your vehicle, indicated above.


Volkswagen Golf Estate Towbars

The Volkswagen Golf Estate was first released in 1999. To determine which variant of Volkswagen Golf you have, check your vehicle logbook. This will ensure you purchase the correct towbar.


Volkswagen Golf Estate Nose Weight

Estate models made between 1999 and 2007 have a minimum nose weight of 75 kg and a maximum nose weight of 85 kg, between 2007 and 2009 have a minimum nose weight of 75 kg and a maximum nose weight of 100 kg, between 2009 and 2013 have a minimum nose weight of 75 kg and a maximum nose weight of 100 kg, vehicles made after 2013 have a minimum nose weight of 80 kg and a maximum nose weight of 80 kg, between 2013 and 2014 have a minimum nose weight of 80 kg and a maximum nose weight of 80 kg, vehicles made after 2015 have a minimum nose weight of 80 kg and a maximum nose weight of 80 kg.

What does nose weight mean?

Nose weight is the force on the towball when a caravan or trailer is attached. Every towbar for every vehicle will have a specific nose weight for that vehicle which can differ between the age of the vehicle and the variation of the model. It is crucial that you don’t exceed the nose weight set on the towbar as this is dangerous and can decrease stability when towing.


Volkswagen Golf Estate Electric Kits

Electrical kits connect the electrics in your Estate to the electrics on your trailer, bike rack or caravan so your lights are still visible.

Electric kits for Volkswagen Golf Estate

We would always recommend having a dedicated electrics kit installed, where possible. This syncs with modern computer functions of your Estate, like ABS and trailer stability, rather than just basic lighting.

Why is a dedicated kit important? Well, not only does it work with the specific features of your vehicle, but it also protects the warranty of your Estate and works with any enhanced safety features you may have.

Of course, you can choose between a dedicated kit or a universal kit, and we do offer both, but a universal electrical kit can affect your manufacturer warranty and you might also need to install a bypass relay.


Volkswagen Golf Estate Software Update

We will alert you as to whether your Estate requires a software update when you choose your towbar electrics kit.

Does my vehicle need a software update?

Sometimes your vehicle may need a software update to accommodate your new dedicated electrical kit. This is so all of the latest computer features in your Estate can accurately co-ordinate with your towbar electrics.

Software updates can take place at your local Volkswagen dealership when your vehicle is in for service. Or, this can sometimes be updated at your local garage when you arrange towbar fitting through WebFit.


Volkswagen Golf Estate Bumper Cuts

Estate models made between 1999 and 2007 will not require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted, between 2007 and 2009 will not require a visible bumper cut in order to be fitted, between 2009 and 2013 will require a visible bumper cut in order to be fitted, vehicles made after 2013 will not require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted, between 2013 and 2014 will not require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted, vehicles made after 2015 will not require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted.

Does my vehicle need a bumper cut?

Some towbar styles might require a bumper cut in order to be fitted to your vehicle. But, this is improving and newer vehicles are less likely to require a bumper cut due to better towbar designs.


Volkswagen Golf Estate Towing Capacity

Estate models made between 1999 and 2007 have a towing capacity of 1600 kg to 1650 kg, between 2007 and 2009 have a towing capacity of 1742 kg to 1800 kg, between 2009 and 2013 have a towing capacity of 1742 kg to 1800 kg, vehicles made after 2013 have a towing capacity of 2000 kg to 2000 kg, between 2013 and 2014 have a towing capacity of 2000 kg to 2000 kg, vehicles made after 2015 have a towing capacity of 2000 kg to 2000 kg.

Be sure to check the EXACT towing capacity of your vehicle before towing on your VIN plate.

What is towing capacity?

Towing capacity is the weight that your Estate is capable of towing safely, but it can vary even across the same model of car. It is important to note that the capacity of the towbar and the towing capacity of the Estate may differ, so you should always go by the specific towing weight of your vehicle, indicated above.


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