Volkswagen has announced that the production for the Golf Mark VI has been delayed with six months: the sales will now begin 2009. The Golf VI was supposed to be launched at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show, but it has been delayed until 2008 Paris Motor Show.

Under the bonnet you will see both gas and diesel engines. The gas engine range of the Golf VI will include: a new 1,4 liter engine, both naturally aspirated (80 hp) and turbocharged (TFSI, 120 hp), the 1,6 liters engine (102 hp), the 2,0 liters engine, both naturally aspirated (150 hp) and turbocharged (200 hp) and the 1,4 dual-charger TSI engine (150 hp). Diesel engines will include the old 1.9 TDI Pompe-Duse (105 hp) and two new common-rail engines: a 1,6 liters TDI (90 hp) and a 2.0 liters TDI in two power steps (same as today, 140 and 170 hp).

For the diesel engines, Volkswagen will use the Common-rail technique. By replacing the injector-pumps by a common slope, Volkswagen should be able to have less polluting engines and especially quieter.

The new Golf will be available only in two versions, and not three like the Golf V: a 2-door coupe and a van similar to the Volkswagen Golf Plus, which is right now only available in Europe.

Source: AutoExpress

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  (372) posted on 10.26.2007

I would be forgiven for thinking that the delay was due to manufacturing problems, tooling problems, or last minute safety or potential reliability issues being sorted out during that time. We ARE talking about VW so chances are Paris is better for bragging about new products than Geneva is. This car will hit the streets with gremlins all up underneath it waiting to strike with no recall anywhere in sight to correct them. Pitty the fools...

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