Sixth-generation Volkswagen Golf. Click image to enlarge
Wolfsburg, Germany – Volkswagen is unveiling its all-new Golf, which will be first launched in Europe and followed in succession by Africa, Asia, Australia and North America. The model is Europe’s most successful car, with more than 26 million sold.
“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,” said Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Volkswagen AG.
The company said that innovative engines and transmission technologies will lower the Golf’s fuel consumption by up to 28 per cent, and that all gasoline and diesel engines satisfy the limits of the future EU-5 emissions standard. The new model will also incorporate assistance systems such as automatic distance control, adaptive chassis control, park steering assist and a new electronic stability program, along with a knee airbag, active head restraints, and seatbelt detection feature for the rear seats.
The new model also features improved sound-deadening for reduced noise, new interior and exterior styling, and the company’s dual clutch transmission (DSG) in either 6- or 7-speed configuration, depending on the engine.