VW Golf Hatchback Towbars


Golf Hatchback Towing Specifications

The Golf hatchback is the main model of the Golf Series, currently, on its seventh generation, the hatchback is the model the majority of people think of when they think of the VW Golf. First launched in 1974, the VW Golf is Volkswagen's most successful selling vehicle. We will cover the towing specifications of the last six generations of VW Golf hatchbacks below.

Volkswagen Golf 2017 Onwards Towbar electric kits

We recommend that all tow bars fitted to a Volkswagen Golf 2017 onwards hatchbacks are fitted with a dedicated electrics kit, this not only helps to ensure all modern features, such as trailer stability, parking sensors function correctly, but also ensures that the vehicles manufacturer’s warranty is not invalidated.

A quick look at Volkswagen's warranty page confirms that the majority of VW Golf' hatchbacks produced after 2017 will have a manufacturers warranty active.
  • A 2-year unlimited mileage manufacturers warranty.
  • A further 1 year / 60,000 miles (whichever is soonest) warranty.
This means you're covered for a total of 3 years or up to 60,000 miles, whichever comes first Used cars purchased from Volkswagen come with 12 months warranty. Volkswagen Warranty information. We do of course offer, Golf 2017 onwards hatchback universal electrics kits, however as stated these will invalidate any manufacturer warranty you may have.

Bypass Relays

Volkswagen Golf hatchbacks 2017 onwards will require a bypass relay when universal electrics are fitted. Bypass relays are used to ensure that the kit does not present faults on the dashboard.

A bypass relay helps the universal kit hide from your vehicle ECU and functions so as not to put faults on the dashboard hence the name “BYPASS”.


A dedicated system works in harmony with your vehicles ECU and all of its functions.

Coding

This is the coding of the ECU to accept the dedicated system, this updates your vehicle's software to run smoothly with the new towbar, it works very much like an update to your smartphone. All 2017 Onward Volkswagen Golf's hatchbacks vehicles will require coding.

Bumper cuts

We offer all three options for towbars for 2017 Onwards Golf Hatchbacks, No Cut, None visible, and Visible, a bumper cut is not always required.

Nose weight

Nose weight is the amount of weight pushing down on the tow ball, it is important to not exceed the nose weight set on the tow bar, failure to do so could damage the car chassis and/or tow bar mounting points. For the 2017 Onward Volkswagen Golf hatchbacks, the nose range varies only slightly over the different tow bars. The minimum capacity nose weight is 80kg, and the maximum capacity nose weight is 110kg, nose weights are displayed under each tow bar below.

Towing weight

Towing weight is the weight that the Volkswagen Golf Hatchback towbars can tow safely, without damaging the vehicle, the maximum capacity towing weight is 2200kg, and the minimum capacity towing capacity is 2000kg. The towing weight is shown under each towbar, as capacities are towbar specific.


You will need to check the towing limit for your model of Golf Hatchback as it may not be able to tow up to the weight limit that the tow bar can tow.  


Volkswagen Golf Hatchback 2012 - 2017

For Volkswagen Golf's manufactured in 2017 or 2012, it is important you correctly determine which model you have to ensure you get the correct towbar. You can check this from your logbook, if you own a VW Golf that falls on a changeoveryear, please feel free to contact the sales team to discuss your concerns.

Volkswagen Golf Hatchback 2012 - 2017 Towbar Electric Kits

We recommend that all tow bars fitted to a Volkswagen Golf Hatchback's 2012 to 2017 are fitted with a dedicated electrics kit, this not only helps to ensure all modern features, such as trailer stability, parking sensors function correctly, but also ensures that the vehicles manufacturer’s warranty is not invalidated. We offer both 7 pin and 13 pin dedicated electrics kits for the Golf Hatchback's 2012 to 2017.

A quick look at Volkswagen's warranty page confirms that some Volkswagen Golf Hatchback's manufactured between 2012 to 2017 some vehicles will have a manufacturers warranty active.
  • A 2-year unlimited mileage manufacturers warranty.
  • A further 1 year / 60,000 miles (whichever is soonest) warranty.
This means you're covered for a total of 3 years or up to 60,000 miles, whichever comes first used cars purchased from Volkswagen come with 12 months warranty. Volkswagen Warranty information. We do of course offer universal electrics kits for the Volkswagen Golf Hatchback's 2012 to 2017 towbar fits, as stated these will invalidate any manufacturer warranty you may have.

Bypass Relays

All Volkswagen Golf Hatchback's 2012 to 2017 fits that use a universal towbar electrics kit will require a require a bypass relay, this is to ensure that it does not present faults on the dashboard.

A bypass relay helps the universal kit hide from your vehicle ECU and functions so as not to put faults on the dashboard hence the name “BYPASS”.

A dedicated system works in harmony with your vehicles ECU and all of its functions.

Coding

This is the coding of the ECU to accept the dedicated system, this updates your vehicle's software to run smoothly with the new towbar, it works very much like an update to your smartphone. Volkswagen Golf Hatchback's 2012 to 2017 will require coding.

Bumper cuts

A bumper cut is not always required, we offer bars with the following bumper cut variations, Non-Visible, Visible, No Cut.

Nose weight

Nose weight is the amount of weight pushing down on the tow ball, it is important to not exceed the nose weight set on the tow bar, failure to do so could damage the car chassis and/or tow bar mounting points. For the Volkswagen Golf Hatchback's 2012 to 2017 the minimum capacity nose weight is 80kg, the maximum capacity nose weight is 85kg, nose weights are displayed under each tow bar below.

Towing weight

Towing weight is the weight that the Volkswagen Golf Hatchback's 2012 to 2017 towbars can tow safely, without damaging the vehicle, the maximum capacity is 2000kg, the minimum capacity is 1700kgs
You will need to check the towing limit for your model of Golf Hatchback's 2012 to 2017 as it may not be able to tow up to the weight limit that the tow bar can tow.  


Volkswagen Golf Hatchback's 2009 to 2012

Volkswagen Golf Hatchback's manufactured between 2009-2012, if you have a 2009 or 2012 Golf Hatchback it is important you correctly determine which model you have to ensure you get the correct towbar. You can check this from your logbook, if you own a Golf Hatchback that falls on a changeover year, please feel free to contact the sales team to discuss your concerns.

Volkswagen Golf Hatchback's 2009 to 2012 Towbar Electric Kits

We recommend that all bars fitted to a 2009-2012 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback's are fitted with a dedicated electrics kit, this not only helps to ensure all modern features, such as trailer stability, parking sensors function correctly, but also ensures that the vehicles manufacturer’s warranty is not invalidated. A quick look at Volkswagen's warranty page confirms that Golf Hatchback's produced between 2009 - 2012 will no longer have a manufacturers warranty active
  • A 2-year unlimited mileage manufacturers warranty.
  • A further 1 year / 60,000 miles (whichever is soonest) warranty.
This means you're covered for a total of 3 years or up to 60,000 miles, whichever comes first Used cars purchased from Volkswagen come with 12 months warranty. Volkswagen Warranty information We do of course offer universal electrics kits for the 2009-2012 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback's towbar fits, as stated these will invalidate any manufacturer warranty you may have.

Bypass Relays

All Volkswagen Golf Hatchback's 2009 to 2012 fits that use a universal towbar electrics kit will require a require a bypass relay, this is to ensure that it does not present faults on the dashboard.

A bypass relay helps the universal kit hide from your vehicle ECU and functions so as not to put faults on the dashboard hence the name “BYPASS”.

A dedicated system works in harmony with your vehicles ECU and all of its functions.

Coding

This is the coding of the ECU to accept the dedicated system, this updates your vehicle's software to run smoothly with the new towbar, it works very much like an update to your smartphone. Volkswagen Golf Hatchback's vehicles made between 2009-2012 will require coding.

Bumper cuts

The tow bar you select will determine whether the cut to the bumper is visible or no cut, for the 2009-2012 Golf Hatchback's for this year range a bumper cut is not always required.

Nose weight

Nose weight is the amount of weight pushing down on the tow ball, it is important to not exceed the nose weight set on the tow bar, failure to do so could damage the car chassis and/or tow bar mounting points. For the Volkswagen Golf Hatchback's manufactured between 2009-2012, the minimum capacity is 75KG the maximum capacity is 100kg, nose weights are displayed under each tow bar below.

Towing weight

Towing weight is the weight that the Volkswagen Golf Hatchback 2009-2012 towbars can tow safely, without damaging the vehicle, the minimum capacity is 1750kg, the maximum capacity is 1900kg for all the tow bars that fit Volkswagen Golf Hatchback 2009- 2012.

You will need to check the towing limit for your model of Golf Hatchback as it may not be able to tow up to the weight limit that the tow bar can tow.  


Volkswagen Golf Hatchback's 2004-2009

Volkswagen Golf Hatchback manufactured between 2004-2009, if you have a 2004 or 2009 Golf Hatchback it is important you correctly determine which model you have to ensure you get the correct towbar. You can check this from your logbook, if you own a Golf Hatchback that falls on a changeover year, please feel free to contact the sales team to discuss your concerns.

Volkswagen Golf Hatchback 2004-2009 Towbar Electric Kits

We recommend that all bars fitted to a 2004 -2009 's are fitted with a dedicated electrics kit, this not only helps to ensure all modern features, such as trailer stability, parking sensors function correctly, but also ensures that the vehicles manufacturer’s warranty is not invalidated. A quick look at Volkswagen's warranty page confirms that Volkswagen Golf Hatchback's manufactured between 2004-2009 vehicles will not have a manufacturers warranty active
  • A 2-year unlimited mileage manufacturers warranty.
  • A further 1 year / 60,000 miles (whichever is soonest) warranty.
This means you're covered for a total of 3 years or up to 60,000 miles, whichever comes first Used cars purchased from Volkswagen come with 12 months warranty. Volkswagen Warranty information We do of course offer universal electrics kits for the 2004-2009 Volkswagen Golf Hatchbacks towbar fits, as stated these will invalidate any manufacturer warranty you may have.

Bypass Relays

All Volkswagen Golf Hatchback towbar fits that use a universal towbar electrics kit will require a require a bypass relay, this is to ensure that it does not present faults on the dashboard.

A bypass relay helps the universal kit hide from your vehicle ECU and functions so as not to put faults on the dashboard hence the name “BYPASS”.

A dedicated system works in harmony with your vehicles ECU and all of its functions.

Coding

This is the coding of the ECU to accept the dedicated system, this updates your vehicle's software to run smoothly with the new towbar, it works very much like an update to your smartphone. Volkswagen Golf Hatchbacks vehicles made between 2004-2009 will require coding.

Bumper cuts

We currently only offer towbars that require a Visible, or Dealer trim required, for the Golf Hatchback 2004-2009 for this year range a bumper cut is required.

Nose weight

Nose weight is the amount of weight pushing down on the tow ball, it is important to not exceed the nose weight set on the tow bar, failure to do so could damage the car chassis and/or tow bar mounting points. For the Volkswagen Golf Hatchbacks's manufactured between 2004-2009, the minimum capacity is 75KG the maximum capacity is 100kg, nose weights are displayed under each tow bar below.

Towing weight

Towing weight is the weight that the Volkswagen Golf Hatchback 2004-2009 towbars can tow safely, without damaging the vehicle, the minimum capacity is 1650kg, the maximum capacity is 1950kg for all the tow bars that fit Volkswagen Golf Hatchback 2004-2009.


You will need to check the towing limit for your model of Golf Hatchback as it may not be able to tow up to the weight limit that the tow bar can tow.



Volkswagen Golf Hatchback 1998-2004

Volkswagen Golf's manufactured between 1998-2004, if you have a 1998 or 2004 Golf Hatchback it is important you correctly determine which model you have to ensure you get the correct towbar. You can check this from your logbook, if you own a Golf Hatchback that falls on a changeover year, please feel free to contact the sales team to discuss your concerns.

Volkswagen Golf Hatchback 1998-2004 Towbar Electric Kits

There are no dedicated its for this year range

 

Bypass Relays

All Volkswagen Golf Hatchback 1998-2004 fits that use a universal towbar electrics kit does not require a require a bypass relay. A bypass relay helps the universal kit hide from your vehicle ECU and functions so as not to put faults on the dashboard hence the name “BYPASS” A dedicated system works in harmony with your vehicles ECU and all of its functions.

Coding

Not applicable for this year range

Bumper cuts

We offer towards that require a none visible cut or no cut for the Golf Hatchback 2004-2009 for this year range a bumper cut is not always required.

Nose weight

Nose weight is the amount of weight pushing down on the tow ball, it is important to not exceed the nose weight set on the tow bar, failure to do so could damage the car chassis and/or tow bar mounting points. For the Volkswagen Golf Hatchback 1998-2004, the minimum capacity is 75KG the maximum capacity is 85kg, nose weights are displayed under each tow bar below.

Towing weight

Towing weight is the weight that the Volkswagen Golf hatchback 1998-2004 towbars can tow safely, without damaging the vehicle, the minimum capacity is 1500kg, the maximum capacity is 1650kg for all the tow bars that fit Volkswagen Golf Hatchback 1998-2004.


You will need to check the towing limit for your model of Golf Hatchback as it may not be able to tow up to the weight limit that the tow bar can tow.
 

Volkswagen Golf Hatchback 1992-1998

Volkswagen Golf Hatchback's manufactured in 1992 or 1998 it is important you correctly determine which model you have to ensure you get the correct towbar. You can check this from your logbook, if you own a Golf Hatchback that falls on a changeover year, please feel free to contact the sales team to discuss your concerns.

Volkswagen Golf Hatchback 1992-1998 Towbar Electric Kits

No dedicatedkit available for this year range.

Bypass Relays

All Volkswagen Golf Hatchback 1992-1998 fits that use a universal towbar electrics kit does not require a require a bypass relay.

A bypass relay helps the universal kit hide from your vehicle ECU and functions so as not to put faults on the dashboard hence the name “BYPASS”.

A dedicated system works in harmony with your vehicles ECU and all of its functions.

Coding

Not applicable to this year range

Bumper cuts

We currently only offer towards that require a none visible cut, for the Golf Hatchback's for this year range a bumper cut is required.

Nose weight

Nose weight is the amount of weight pushing down on the tow ball, it is important to not exceed the nose weight set on the tow bar, failure to do so could damage the car chassis and/or tow bar mounting points. For the Volkswagen Golf Hatchback's manufactured between 1992-1998, the maximum capacity is 75kg, nose weights are displayed under each tow bar below.

Towing weight

Towing weight is the weight that the Volkswagen Golf Hatchback 1992-1998 towbars can tow safely, without damaging the vehicle, the maximum capacity is 1500kg, and the minimum capacity is 1200kg, for all the tow bars that fit Volkswagen Golf Hatchback 1992-1998.


You will need to check the towing limit for your model of Golf Hatchback as it may not be able to tow up to the weight limit that the tow bar can tow.