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from golf mk6...don't know when the jetta is going to be released

Photos of the all-new sixth generation VW Golf have leaked out just a few days prior to its official media release. Set to make its public debut in Paris this October, the hugely important Golf VI represents VW's best selling model as well as one of the best selling models in the world.

Despite positive reviews from the press for its driving performance and attractive interior, exterior design was to blame for the slow selling Golf V in Europe. Additionally, blaming high production expenses as a result of a lengthy per unit manufacturing time, VW brass set out to cut their losses and push development of a new MK VI Golf which is based on the current MK V platform – just nipped and tucked in all of the right places for a faster turnaround time.

For the exterior design, which was overseen by Volkswagen's head designer, Walter de Silva, top execs sought a design that was conservatively evolving off of the MK V yet somewhat sexier with a more aggressive stance as the vehicle gets a more purposeful looking front end plus a hovering slammed effect as the wheels fill the wheel arches nicely.

The Golf VI will have three and five door versions, a rumoured cabriolet and of course the GTI which may get a glass roof. A new 1.6-liter TFSI engine is also said to be on the plans generating about 200 bhp, however, the Golf VI is set to get a new entry level engine below the 1.4-liter TSI found in the current generation. According to Wolfgang Steiger, VW's manager for powertrain research, tells the new generation Golf will offer either a 1.0-liter or 1.2-liter engine producing 75 horsepower. A final decision on which displacement will be used is yet to be finalised. It will depend on whether VW management decides on three or four cylinders.

Diesel engines are also expected to equip the hatchback, both in BlueMotion and twin-drive plug-in hybrid versions which are scheduled for release from 2010. The GTI will get even more power than the current model with an engine delivering 230 hp, and an even hotter 4Motion performance edition along the lines of the current R32 producing 265 hp following later.

Stay tuned as official information plus more images is expected to arrive in the next few days.













 

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Lol:laugh:

It looks like a scirroco. If they gave it a round headlamp it would really connect it with the early rabbits.
 

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The mk6 is supposed to be a refreshing and decontenting of the mk5. New headlights, some small changes, the main issue is that the mk5 golf was too expensive to build. If they come out with a 110 hp 1.6L bluetec common rail, that would be good competition for a prius.
 

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It's just a refresh of the mk5 car. I saw this picture that overlays the 2 cars, they are almost identical

 

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Maybe they will finally fix the window regulators, Lol?

Great interior, I prefer the tan/black rather than all black. The Audi corporate style all black interior is too dark.
 

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I spent some time staring at the overlay, the rear window and the front bumper looks different, other than that, it looks very very similar.
 
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FWIH, the independent rear suspension will be revised or removed and the old torsion bear will be put back - it's too costly. Also other misc things to reduce the cost. I don't think they are making money on the rabbit because it's too expensive, exchange rates are too unfavorable for importing a car, and sales are down due to the economy. That's why they want to build a plant in TN, to lower costs.
 

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The golf is the #1 seller, why would they want to decontent it? They already have models lower than that in Europe right?
 

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The golf is the #1 seller, why would they want to decontent it? They already have models lower than that in Europe right?
It costs too much to build and I think they lose money on
US sales due to the weak dollar. If they raised the price they wouldn't sell as many so they have to keep the price low and just take the loss.
 
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I hear 2010 but that would suck to buy the last model year. Nothing wrong if you like the car and are going to keep it a long time but it's value goes down faster than it otherwise would. 2010 is the rabbit in Europe, maybe model year 2011 for NA? My guess is 2011 for a totally new Jetta in the US at the earliest.
 

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Someone posted this on tdiclub, distance controlling cruise control and upscale interior? I thought they were trying to make the cars cheaper? I almost never use cruise control, why not make the cars cheaper instead of adding features you'll never use:confused:

Volkswagen is planning to give its redesigned
Golf a fresh look and some new technology
German automakerVolkswagen will unveil its sixth-generation Golf car at the Paris (France) Motor Show in October 2008, and it will go on sale in Europe shortly after.
A major change to the current platform model, the new hatchback will include a variety of new options, including seven airbags including a knee airbag, active head restraints, a rear seat seatbelt detection system, daytime running lights, automatic distance control, cruise control, a park assist function and an adaptive chassis that modifies suspension, steering and throttle characteristics.
Martin Winterkorn, VW Group’s chief executive officer, says the new Golf will offer more quality and comfort than the current model at a competitive price. The car – Europe's most successful with more than 26 million sold – was improved in all areas.
The car's exceptional value applies to the newly designed interior, whose refined surfaces and features completely transform class distinctions, both to the touch and visually, especially in the cockpit area. The appearance and layout of materials and details such as brushed chrome accents and round instruments derived directly from those of the Passat CC leave the impression that one is actually sitting in a car of the next higher segment.
Ergonomic properties of the car’s interior also were further developed. For example, all operating controls are even easier to use. They include the control of the automatic climate control system (Climatronic) and the power window controls that now are located further forward in the door trim, making them easier to access.
Volkswagen’s attention to detail is evident throughout the interior. An example is the "seatbelt detection" in the rear. If the Golf is ordered with rear side airbags, the user can recognize on the multifunctional display in the cockpit whether the occupants have their seatbelts fastened in the rear – separately for each seat. And with the leather seats, a new, more robust leather surface is being used. In the cargo area, four practical hooks ensure that after shopping, the contents of shopping bags are not strewn across the cargo area.
 

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That's too bad because I'm sure there will be buyers for those higher optioned cars. Those buyers will go to Audi instead but they don't have a Audi TDI....yet?
 
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