Volkswagen Golf – Mini Test Road Test – Car and Driver

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Volkswagen Golf

In the U.S. be for a long wait.

The 200-hp, turbocharged GTI appeared as a concept at the show, just as lesser of the fifth-generation Golf were to go on sale in Germany. The GTI will be the of the new Golfs to arrive in the U.S. and won’t be until early in

Car and Driver was among the first to the new Golf. Although our general should apply to the U.S. the new Jetta sedan that arrive here a few months engine lineup will be from that of the European models.

Evolution not revolution is the watchword at The Golf series started in and has now overtaken the VW Beetle with than 21.5 million sales.

Over 30 years the has changed a lot, but from one to the next the changes are more From gen four to gen five, you to take a second glance to be you’re seeing something Volkswagen likes it that

No surprises, just a policy of improvement.

This is, however, a new car and, like its predecessors, the basis for a whole range of from Volkswagen and its companion Audi, SEAT, and So koda. The is VW’s talisman and has at various been Europe’s bestselling But in the U.S. it takes second to the Jetta#x2014;which isn’t a great back home in Germany.

The new Golf’s mission was to increase the accommodations and quality and also to the driving standards set in this by the Ford Focus. So, as we have seen with the new Audi A3, the structure (80 percent stiffer before) has given up its torsion-beam axle for an independent multilink featuring trailing arms, as on the Focus. The steering has electric assistance, and the Golf comes electronic stability control

The interaction of these two systems for some sophisticated moves, as automatic steering correction if the is deflected by a crosswind. Six-speed are now the norm#x2014;both manual and automatic.

The is a car that shows more than its predecessor, can corner and more safely with fuss, but is too sanitized to be really to drive. The quality of the cabin is hard to fault, but they look very special. The new has grown by a couple of inches, and the at 101.5 inches, is 2.2 inches than before.

This has translated directly extra passenger space, in the rear seat.

The first models have the 1.6-liter FSI direct injection) or one of two diesel the more modern of which is a 16-valve TDI developing 138 hp. Expect diesel to be offered in the U.S. The 200-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter FSI will also make it to the So will the 3.2-liter VR6 in a new Golf The Golf/Jetta’s base powerplant be a 2.5-liter inline five 170 pound-feet of torque.

VW says this five-cylinder is in half the Lamborghini Gallardo V-10, but with only 150 hp, it far less than half the

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