Volkswagen Golf

Volkswagen Golf

Posted on by Aravind 16

While Volkswagen is famous for building simple-looking cars that offer great practicality, it never really brought much eye candy to the table. That was the case until the Passat CC was born in 2009. Bringing coupe-like design features in a less expensive package, the Passat CC was a stunner in its heyday and in its current generation, it still is.

Now we might soon witness the Golf sporting the CC badge, if the recent reports are true. This Golf CC, like its bigger brother, will be designed along the sweeping lines of a coupe and have a much sportier stance. It will most likely look like a sensible VW Jetta with style and charisma injected to its design.

Like the Jetta , the Golf CC will sit on an extended version of the MQB platform that will underpin most of the small cars in the Volkswagen Group.

For the car to perform well in the market, looking sporty isn’t enough. So, expect more-powerful engines like the 120-horsepower 1.4-liter turbo or the 148-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo-diesel in the Golf CC’s engine lineup. If that isn’t powerful enough, then VW will later launch a GTi version of the Golf CC powered by the 2.0-liter TFSI four-cylinder engine that develops 220 horsepower, befitting the sporty image.

The cars to fear this move will be the new svelte Mercedes-Benz CLA and its cousin, the Audi A3 sedan .

The VW Golf CC would clearly win in the price category against its rivals, but we will have to wait to find out if it also beats them in other categories as well. Nevertheless the Volkswagen Golf CC looks promising as it will bring style and sportiness in less expensive package.

Updated 01/21/2013: Today we have prepared a TopSpeed rendering of the upcoming Golf CC. The rendering combines design elements from the Passat CC with elements from the new generation Golf. We hope you like it!

Image Note: The above image is a TopSpeed rendering and is not an official image of the Golf CC.

Source: Auto Express

Volkswagen has added a new special edition to its Golf Plus lineup. The new Golf Plus Life will be offered with a choice of seven petrol and six diesel engines and prices will start from €21,200 - around $28,000 at the current exchange rates - for the 1.4-litre petrol-engine version.

Exterior updates offered by the new Life edition include: new 16" ’Spokane’ alloy wheels, chrome rims on the air inlet grilles, LED registration plate light, fog lights and tinted rear and side windows. A "Life" logo has been placed on the car’s wings. For the interior Volkswagen has added tons of standard features, including high-comfort seats in ’Matrixline’ seat fabric, a multifunction steering wheel in leather and a leather gear-lever knob.

Customers will also get: include Climatronic automatic climate control, a winter pack, the RCD 310 radio, ParkPilot, the Light and Sight pack and the multifunction Plus display. With all these updates, the new Plus Life Edition offers a price advantage of almost €3.400 ($4,400).

As a further addition the company is also offering a new LIFE Plus pack priced at €950 ($1,250). It adds: an electric slide-and-tilt panoramic glass sunroof and a choice of two set of wheels: ’Orlando’ or ’Seattle’, both in 17-inch size.

Only a day after Cam Shaft released a program for the soon-to-depart Volkswagen Golf R VI , another aftermarket specialist is giving the VW sports hatch its own distinct tuning program.

Just like Cam Shaft, SchwabenFolia earned its stripes in the industry for its car-dressing capabilities. SchwabenFolia put that to good use on this one, wrapping the Golf VI R with Urban Taupe Matt Metallic foil courtesy of Platinum Wrapping Film.

But what makes this project impressive is the way SchwabenFolia ventured out of its comfort zone to give the Golf VI R a significant bump in performance. Sure, it enlisted a little help from others, but this is still a work of art.

Helping the Golf VI R bump its performance credentials is the installation of a custom, handmade 130 db "Atomic Warbird" exhaust system with a 90 mm downpipe by F-Town Street Machines. This exhaust carries a pair of Capristo exhaust valves, both of which are controlled by the MFA XP in the speedometer. The end result is an increase in pony power to the tune of 330 horsepower, a nice bump from the standard model’s 267 horsepower.

Rounding out SchwabenFolia’s programs is the installation of H&R lowering springs, allowing the Golf VI R to be closer for better handling. Despite its low ride height, this Golf still has room to fit a set of 19-inch Dormant Fire Red High Gloss wheels wrapped in 235/35-19 Dunlop tires under it.

Now that Volkswagen has released the Golf Mk7 , there’s a good chance that people will just as likely forget about the Golf Mk6 as they would a past-her-prime starlet.

Some folks like giving send-offs, and ABT Sportsline did just that with the Golf GTI Mk6 .

It figures that ABT would have a soft spot for the Golf; after all, it’s been building programs for compact sports car since 1976. With its latest project, called the "Last Edition,” ABT continues that tradition with an extensive aerodynamic and performance program.

The expressive look of the Golf GTI "Last Edition" manifests itself in the deep metallic black paint finish that blends perfectly with the red accents. Add that a slew of aero components and the Golf GTI transforms itself into a true pocket rocket. A new rear spoiler and rear skirt add-on, side skirts, a modified front grill and skirt, and a diagonal 4-pipe exhaust system all make up the aesthetic upgrades. Completing it is a redesigned front lip that combines with the front skirt and the ABT daytime running lights to extract a look of sporty aggression to the Golf GTI.

In terms of performance, the Golf GTI "Last Edition" was treated to a significant power bump courtesy of ABT’s optimized engine management, improving the Golf GTI’s output from 211 horsepower to 260 ponies. If that’s not enough, ABT is also offering their Power S turbocharger that takes the Golf GTI’s output to 310 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque.

Obviously, an increase of just less than 100 horsepower in a petite 4-pot engine is likely well worth the price of admission – a price that we don’t yet know.

Posted on by Aravind 0

By reading the title, anybody will assume that this article is about an electric powered Volkswagen Golf VI , a daring project since VW itself hasn’t even made one. Sorry for those of you that were expecting a hot EV, but "Electrified" is simply referring to the questionable paintjob that Cam Shaft applied to this poor Golf R.

What is definitely worth looking forward to is what Cam Shaft has done under that orange-sherbet-colored hood. The standard Golf R is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 267 horsepower and 350Nm (258 pound-feet) of torque, which is pretty powerful for a hatchback.

Apparently, Cam Shaft disagreed and decided to optimize the ECU software and add in an aftermarket downpipe to allow the turbo to spool quicker and the exhaust top flow more effectively. As a result, this Golf R now produces 325 horsepower and 430 Nm (317 pound-feet) of torque. That’s a nice 22-percent horsepower increase and 23-percent increase in torque – not too shabby for some software and a downpipe.

To wrap up the upgrades, Cam Shaft also fitted it with a Tarox F2000 braking system to help you reel in this beast, H&R professional suspension for better handling — if you decide to play in the twist — and a gorgeous set of OZ Ultraleggera wheels with orange accents to complement the electrifying paint-job.

We think this is a great package for any Golf R owner interested in squeezing more horses out of the little engine. Please, for the love of your poor Golf R, skip that paintjob, unless, of course, you’re auditioning for the next Fast and Furious movie. In that case, the paintjob will suit it just fine…

We have already seen the standard Volkswagen Golf VII and now Volkswagen is further expanding the lineup with the addition of the new generation Golf Variant. The station wagon version is enjoying a great success on the European market so is no wonder why the seventh generation brings significant updates.

When compared to the model it replaces, the new Golf Variant is about 105 kg (232 lbs) lighter, but in the same time it has grown in sizes and offers increased cargo area.

Also, as a first for the station wagon model, the seventh generation Golf Variant is being offered in an extremely fuel-efficient TDI BlueMotion version that delivers a combined fuel consumption of just 3.3 l/100 km (71.3 mpg). All the other engines and transmissions have been carried over from the hatchback version.

Updated 03/05/2013: This review has been updated with the official details, images and specs.

Hit the jump to read more about the seventh generation Golf Variant.

Posted on by Aravind 0

Volkswagen Group ’s favorite tuner, ABT Sportsline, has unveiled the ABT Golf VII that showcases their take on the hot hatch, which has performed wonders for the VW Group.

The Golf VII doesn’t bear witness to any ground-breaking modifications compared to it’s Audi sisters. The performance of the hatch has been uprated across the engine line-up. For instance, the small 1.2L TFSI engine that produces a meager 86bhp, now produces a respectable 105bhp. Customers who choose the 1.4L TFSI engine that produces 140bhp in its stock form, can be increased to 165bhp after ABT’s treatment.

Though the Golf is not a high-end vehicle, it still receives a cool exterior facelift with features a deeper front spoiler, a redesigned grille, and a custom side skirts, giving the car a strong stance. The four-pipe rear muffler at the rear is a typical ABT design element.

The car receives a new set of suspension springs, which lowers the car’s center of gravity and gives it better roadholding compared to the standard version. Last but not the least, the Golf is fitted with a gorgeous set of 19 inch matching designer rims that is a real treat for anyone with the gift of sight.

Overall, the Golf VII by ABT is definitely bound to turn heads and raise up the cool-factor, something a standard Golf doesn’t enjoy.

The Volkswagen Golf R showed up to the 2012 SEMA Auto Show with the help of the fine folks of H&R Springs.

For their take on this Golf R, H&R Springs took the liberty of decking it out with a comprehensive program that really reflects on their capabilities as an aftermarket company.

It’s no secret that H&R Springs have the innate skill to not only complete a program like this, but to make it stand out from the rest of its peers. That was the mission with this program and they’ve certainly taken it to heart.

From the subtle exterior and interior improvements to the comprehensive chassis and suspension upgrades, H&R Springs really went out of their way to build a program for the Golf R that translates in any language, whether here in the US or over there in Europe.

Find out more about the H&R Springs’ program on the Volkswagen Golf R after the jump.

With the new generation Golf already on the market, Volkswagen is undoubtedly finishing up the execution of the rest of the model’s variants. We’ve already seen the GTI version get previewed by the concept car at the 2012 Paris Auto Show, so now it’s time to check out what the new convertible will look like.

The Volkswagen Golf Convertible will be among the latest variants to be added to the new generation Golf line-up. It will feature the same design elements launched with the standard Golf VII, but will retain the usual soft top seen in the previous generation Golf Cabriolet .

Under the hood, the convertible version will keep the same engine line-up as the hatchback version. This means customers will have the possibility to choose between four engines: two petrol - a 85 HP 1.2-liter TSI and a 140 HP 1.4-liter TSI - and two diesel - a 105 HP 1.6-liter unit and a 150 HP 2.0-liter unit.

Expect the seventh generation Volkswagen Golf Cabrio to be launched sometime in 2014.

We saw the first rendition of the Golf BlueMotion Concept about five years ago and it was impressive, boasting a 62.8 mph rating and emitting just 119 grams of CO2 per km. We then got a look at the second-gen model in 2009 with its 74.3 mpg and 99 g/km of CO2. Here we are at the 2012 Paris Auto Show and Volkswagen has the third generation BlueMotion Golf ready to show off.

Volkswagen really has something to prove in the mpg department, as it is one of only a handful of automakers available in the U.S. that has openly protested the new CAFÉ standards. VW has attempted to make it clear that its reasoning behind protecting the standards is not because it doesn’t want to build fuel-efficient vehicles, but rather because it feels the yearly improvement numbers are skewed to making it easier on American car and truck manufacturers.

Well, here stands a chance for VW to truly prove that it is all in on saving us money at the pump. So let’s have a look at what Vee-dub-ya has served up.

Click past the jump to read our review on the Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion Concept.


Back to top