2010 VW Golf
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Toronto, Ontario – Volkswagen chose this year’s Canadian International Auto Show (CIAS) in Toronto to hold its North American debut of the new 2010 Golf which will go on sale in Canada in October, 2009. Volkswagen explained that the name change back to Golf (from Rabbit) will “reunite the Golf family in Canada.”

Interestingly, the model unveiled here was a four-door TDI diesel version which won’t be sold in Canada until “early in its (Golf’s) product life cycle.” The first two- and four-door models to arrive here in October will have the current 2.5-litre five-cylinder gas engine producing 170 horsepower.

The two-door 2010 Golf will be available in two trim levels: Trendline and Sportline, while the four-door 2010 Golf will be available in three versions: Trendline, Comfortline, and Highline. The 2010 Golf for Canada will be produced in Wolfsburg, Germany. Pricing will be announced closer to the planned introduction date.

A new 2010 GTI will also arrive in October. In two- and four-door bodystyles, it will be available in three trim levels: Trendline, Comfortline, and Highline. Also to be built in Wolfsburg, Germany, its Canadian pricing will be announced closer to its on-sale date.

In addition, an all-new 2010 Golf Wagon will replace the 2009 Jetta Wagon early next year. Based on the sixth-generation Golf platform, the 2010 Golf Wagon will be available in Trendline, Comfortline, and Highline trim. The wagon will be available with the 2.0 litre TDI Clean Diesel engine as well as the standard 2.5-litre five-cylinder motor. To be manufactured in Puebla, Mexico, pricing of the 2010 Golf Wagon will be announced closer to its planned introduction date early in calendar year 2010.

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