Ajax, Ontario – Volkswagen Canada has announced pricing for the 2010 Golf family of vehicles, now in its sixth generation, starting at $20,175. The new model replaces the 2009 Rabbit.

All key elements have been redesigned, with a sportier and more distinctive image, including a grille horizontally aligned between the headlights, wide taillights with unique night design, and interior details derived directly from the Passat CC. The new Golf also has new acoustic properties using special sound-damping film in the windshield, thicker front side windows, and newly-shaped mirrors to reduce driving noise.

The 2010 Golf will be available as a two- or four-door hatchback, or as the all-new Golf Wagon. Available engines are a standard 2.5-litre five-cylinder gasoline engine producing 170 horsepower, or an available 140-horsepower 2.0-litre TDI Clean Diesel engine that uses only 4.6 L/100 km in highway driving when mated to a six-speed DSG automatic transmission.

The Golf Wagon, starting at $22,675, replaces the 2009 Jetta Wagon in Volkswagen’s lineup, and comes with the choice of gasoline or diesel engine.

Completing the new Golf family is the 2010 Golf GTI, starting at $28,675 in two-door configuration. It will also be available as a four-door. It uses a 200-horsepower, 2.0-litre TSI direct-injection engine and accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 6.9 seconds with available DSG automatic. Standard features include 17-inch alloy wheels, cloth sport seats, adaptive bi-xenon headlamps, Bluetooth, premium touch-screen radio with Sirius satellite radio, sport suspension, and a new electronic transverse differential lock system.

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