Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Spied: VW Golf Mk6 on Test

Swedish magazine “Teknikensvarld” have scooped the next generation Golf Mk 6 performing test runs in Death Valley, Nevada, USA. The all-new Golf was supposed to debut next year at the Geneva Motor Show but VW’s new head, Martin Winterkorn, postponed its succession to Q4 2008. He was reportedly not very pleased with the new car’s appearance. What are depicted in these images was probably a test mule based on the current generation Mk5 Golf.

The new Golf will likely carry on with VAG's forced-induction engines that include 1.4 TSI, 1.4 TSI (twin charged), 1.8 TFSI and 2.0 TFSI petrol units with outputs ranging from 122bhp to 200bhp (GTI), and 2.0 TDI diesel units producing 140bhp to 170bhp. However, the final outputs may be revised upwards throughout the range, which will be available in manual, with semi-automatic torque converters and of course, DSG. VW is expected to put on sale the all-new Golf Mk 6 models only sometime in 2009.

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