Earlier this week, we posted the leaked photos of the mark VI Volkswagen Golf. Now it seems that VW has released the official details about the launch calendar, new tehnologies employed in this car and the new engines that will be available for this model.
The new Golf will make it’s commercial debut in October in Europe and after that in Africa, Asia, Australia and North America. The prices will start from €16,500, a bit more expensive than the previous Golf V. Among the new tehnologies that the new car will benefit are Automatic Distance Control (ACC), Adaptive Chassis Control (DCC) and Park Steering Assistant. Besides these new features, a new ESP system will be fitted, this one having a finer response, also new safety equipements will be fitted like seven airbags including knee airbag, special anti-whiplash head restraints (WOKS) and a seatbelt detection feature for the rear seats.
As for the engines, the Golf VI will be available right off the start with two 2.0 litre TDI engines, capable of delivering 81 kW / 110 bhp and 103 kW / 140 bhp. These two engines will be the first ones to benefit from the common rail injection, the old ones having pump duse injection. On the gasoline side, 4 engines will be featured in the new line-up, two normally aspirated ones, that will deliver 59 kW / 80 bhp and 75 kW / 102 bhp, and to TSI engines, either supercharged or turbocharged, that will deliver 90 kW / 122 bhp and 118 kW / 160 bhp. VW are really proud of these engines, having stated that these new engines have 28% better fuel economy and are compliant with future EURO 5 standards.
Photo Gallery: Volkswagen Golf VI