2009 Volkswagen Golf VI Images Leaked Online

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In our previous post we informed you that VW was planning to release the first official images of the new Golf VI on Wednesday, 6th August. Apparently someone disagreed with the German carmaker’s schedule and released seven images (we even found large ones) of the 2009 Golf online on Sunday, 3rd August. But whatever, we’re here to talk about the Golf VI and not how the pictures were leaked on the net.

Truth is –and we don’t blame you- that some may mistake the Golf VI for a facelifted Golf V with a set of Scirocco headlights and Touareg tail lamps. Likewise, the Golf VI’s cabin looks like a revamped version of the current generation model’s cabin with bits and pieces from the Scirocco. While the evolutionary look may work for “mama” Porsche, we’re not sure that this is the right way to go in such a competitive segment. And to be completely honest, we’re tired of seeing the same play over and over again. -Continued

Looks aside, when the Golf VI hits European markets in November, it will be offered with a wide variety of turbocharged TSI and TFSI petrol and TDI diesel engines, including various versions of the VW Group’s 1.4 TSI and 2.0 TFSI units. The Golf GTI, which is expected in late 2009 – early 2010, will be offered with a 2.0 TFSI engine delivering around 240 HP. While this has not been confirmed yet, rumours have it that the Golf R32's successor will use the Audi S3’s 2.0 TFSI developing close to 280 HP.






Pics via: VWvortex