2009 Volkswagen Golf VI review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 5 August 2008 , 18:08:29 byVeronica

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Volkswagen Golf VI

German carmaker Volkswagen revealed its sixth generation Golf. The entry price for the German market is around EUR16.500. Innovative engines and transmission technologies lower fuel consumption by up to 28%. All gasoline and diesel engines satisfy limits of the future EU-5 standard. The high value of the new Golf is reflected par excellence in its stylish design. All key body elements were redesigned. The roof section now rests similar o the new Scirocco on a dominant filled out shoulder section. Responsible for this is a prominent curving line that like a muscle trained down to the last fiber, extends from headlights back to the taillights. In front, the new car takes up the horizontally aligned radiator grille trim strip between the headlights of the first Golf generation. Also arranged on a black background are the chrome light housings of the dynamically styled headlamps. In the rear too is characterized by a dominance of horizontal lines. The appearance and layout of materials and details such as brushed chrome accents and round instruments derived directly from those of the Passat CC leaves the impression that one is actually sitting in a car of the next higher segment. The new VW Golf is characterized by first-class acoustic properties. A special damping film in the windshield also reduces driving noises, as does the newly developed seal concept. Very quiet rolling tires and new engine bearings round out the noise reduction package. The 2.0-liter TDI engine now develops 170 PS, up from 90 PS. With the exception of the entry-level versions, all gasoline and diesel engines can be paired with the dual clutch transmission offered by the German carmaker. Depending on the engine torque, either a 6-speed or a 7-speed DSG is used. The average fuel consumption reaches 8.3-liters.