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New VW Golf MK6
posted on Oct 21 2008 by Kyle McWilton
We will soon be able to quote on the sixth-generation Volkswagen Golf MK6. This new model Golf with new looks inspired by the Scirocco and a higher-quality interior is based on the platform from the current VW Golf Mk5. The VW Golf Mk6's visual nips and tucks, plus revised engines and new technology will no doubt be enough to beat competition from the facelifted Ford Focus and the all-new Megane, both to be launched in late 2008. We have a great selection of VW01 Golfs on our website.
The new VW Golf MK6 face looks familiar. VW have adapted the Scirocco design and carried that look through onto the front of the MK6 Golf. The first thing you'll notice is the Scirocco-inspired headlamps, as well as the Touareg-esque rear end. You will easily overlook can't the new design of door and window seals, plus new damping for the engineyet it is these changes which makes this VW Golf MK6 the quietest yet. This sixth generation of Golf cars will completely redefine the quality and comfort level of its class over broad categories, offering more customer value than ever before,' says Prof Martin Winterkorn, chairman of VW's board. Mechanically, the VW Mk6 Golf will use the same platform as the previous generation Golf, although there is a new range of petrol and diesel engines.
The new 108bhp 2.0-litre TDI common-rail diesel emits just 119g/km of CO2 but will return 62.7mpg, while other diesel variants produce 89, 138 and 168bhp. Volkswagen is now offering on the new VW Golf MK6 its Adaptive Chassis Control (ACC), which is already available as an option on the new Passat CC and comes as standard on the Scirocco. It allows the driver to select from Normal, Comfort or Sport modes, which alter the suspension, steering and accelerator responses to suit whatever mood you're in. You can also choose the option of Automatic Distance Control (ADC) euro a series of sensors to monitor the immediate area around the vehicle, reducing the Golf's speed if they sense that there's something in the way. ADC can completely stop the car in extreme circumstances.
The designers at VW have been busy and have now added a drivereuros knee airbag as standard, bringing the total number to seven. There's also a new head restraint system - which is designed to cut down on whiplash injuries - and rear seatbelt detection sensors for the times when your children are feeling defiant in the face of safety laws. Prices and specifications aren't yet available, but they'll be announced closer to the Golf's arrival on UK shores in January.