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Published by on Jul 12th, 2007, 24 Comments

VW Golf 6

As according to VWs plans, development of the next generation Golf is well underway. The Golf VI is being developed to be cheaper to build than the current Golf V, which has had VW management lamenting many ills: the electronics are too complicated and require highly qualified personnel, increasing training costs. The doors and the multilink rear suspension also require complex assembly techniques, leading to production times almost double those of rivals which leads to high production costs. The result is a car which in 2004 generated €900 million less than expected, one of a myriad reasons why VW has considered a replacement much earlier than originally planned.

VW Golf 6

The technical underpinnings of the Golf 6 will remain practically identical to the Golf V, but VW’s management is looking at a 10% yearly reduction in production costs. One wonders if the fact that VW is going to have the next generation Golf and Polo retain the same platform as their predecessors is an encouraging sign.

According to Auto Bild, the petrol engine range of the Golf 6 will include a new 1,4L engine, both naturally aspirated and turbocharged, a 1,6L engine (102 hp) and a 2,0L engine (in both naturally aspirated and turbocharged form) and the 1,4L dual-charger TSI engine (150 hp)

Diesel engines will include the old 1.9 TDI (105 hp) and two new common-rail engines: a 1,6L TDI and a 2.0L TDI.

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Comments

tripeak

Again… it looks more like a facelift than a new model and the front of the car actually looks like the new Hyundai Elantra…. not impressed.

July 16, 2007 4:23 pm Reply

Jason

I agree, There seems to be little in the way of new design. I’m not so sure it’s a bad thing though, the MK5 is fab in my book. I drive a Mk4 V5 and can’t wait to get hold of the R32 or R36 when it arrives

July 31, 2007 10:19 am Reply

philip

why the taillights, no man you are losing the shape of the golf

August 2, 2007 7:27 am Reply

Andrew

Silly it’s got a new version number next to it’s name. It should be a Golf 5.1 or something! It’s only a facelift (other than all of the cheaper production techniques under the surface). On the road when moving, it’ll be tough to spot the difference (rear lights are a give-away though).

August 7, 2007 1:21 pm Reply

Thomas

I drive a golf 5 and very much dissappointed by poor quality interiors such the skin on the cd player top skin. And i personnally feel that the golf 5 1.6 engine is underpowered.

August 8, 2007 5:53 am Reply

HiFi Guy

The front of the car looks like a polo

August 10, 2007 10:27 am Reply

Valon

in front looks agresiv,but in back side is like familiar car.I’ts not sport looking…Also I have same comment It’s Golf 5.1

August 24, 2007 12:00 am Reply

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September 16, 2007 3:13 pm Reply

Dejan BiH

Imao sam Golf 5 i nije me odusevio.Sada imam novi Mercedes i tek ne moze niko luksuzniji i bolji auto da proizvede. I Love Mercedes,Golf looks OK.

September 30, 2007 2:52 am Reply

Surprise

I’m still feeling proud of my VW Golf 5 and not planning to give it up any time soon. The facelift of the Golf 6 looks terrible. The very first sight of the Golf 6 sets little impression. VW must just go back and re-do the face of the new Golf 6. Guys lets not kill but maintain the status of the VW Golf generation. I’m confussed is this the baby R32 from VW?

October 10, 2007 10:49 am Reply

sydwell

i drive a golf 2.0 fsi, the shape of a golf 5 is far nicer than this one, the front looks like a fiat palio, m so disapponted with the designers.

October 11, 2007 7:17 am Reply

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October 13, 2007 7:21 pm Reply

papa S

Modern cars are very complicated by electronics and are going far and far from that we call real car. Make it more simple technically,more attractive inside with usual vw Quality.As result-acceptable price.Becouse now vW loosing a lot.
I am a Golf fan.I shall wait No.6 with diesel and simple rare suspention.

October 17, 2007 6:48 am Reply

REUBEN 507

I REALLY DON’T WHAT IS THAT THIS GUYS WHAT. LETS LOOK AT BMW, THEY JUST CHANGE NUMBERS FROM THE PREVIOUS DESIGN.BMW 316i AND 318i FROM THE BEGINNING THEY ONE THING WITH DIFFER.. NUMBERS. I’M GIVE YOU GUYS A-GO-AHEAD PERMISSION, DO YOUR THING GUYS WILL BE ALL BEHIND YOU.

November 5, 2007 1:20 pm Reply

Leslie

i’m a golf fun. but honestly this golf VI is rather too boring. the front looks soo much like the Fiat Palio. The design itself is not attractive, i would rather go in for a golf 5. i agree with you guys there is little difference between this and the golf 5. It should be golf 5.1 or something, but definitely not golf 6, furthermore i think its way too early for VW to bring out a new design of Golf. VW is not well known for that. So dont mess things up guys. Reconsider the design or betterstill make it Golf 5.1 if for any reason you are having challenges with the Golf 5.

November 15, 2007 7:58 pm Reply

glefort

golf 1 clasa yes stupide

January 1, 2008 4:02 pm Reply

Boikanyo

The front looks like a Polo and Passat put together

August 19, 2008 6:08 pm Reply

GTIBabe!

i didnt like the first golf 6 that they were suppose to luanch neither do i like this one.. couldnt they think of ANYTHING better> geewizz these guys are useless.. ii think im more for Audi now taht i saw this golf.. both german spec but still not impressed with this

September 2, 2008 1:13 pm Reply

pressure

what? what is that i almost mistaken it to a seat ibiza the golf6 is nothing but a waste golf5 is still the boss of town i would rather opt for a seat ibiza if i had a choice just change the front view of the car it needs a face lift the back is ok it gives u a clue that the car is a golf model

September 5, 2008 3:51 pm Reply

dardan

perfect

October 5, 2008 1:42 pm Reply

sylvester

the car is outstanding , plis keep that competative spirit

yours in golf 6

maifala matshaba

October 27, 2008 8:29 am Reply

Sweetlady

I’m a VW fan, and very dissapointed with the new GOLF VI,expected something WOW than Golf V, it really doesn’t make the cut. I rather opt for A3.

September 9, 2009 7:32 am Reply

toni nemr

it is an amazing car i have just bought it it is realy an icon car good job VW

October 3, 2009 8:05 pm Reply

Maybelle Fehl

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May 26, 2010 8:30 pm Reply
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