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A new VW Golf is on the way

By CheeJun on 22 Dec 2009

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Volkswagen may have just released the 'new' Golf, but look! This version is set to be the replacement for the current version by 2012, two years sooner than anticipated. And not surprisingly, the styling for the new Golf is evolutionary.

There are hints of the Polo's rear lights, just extended and the front looks sharper and a tinge more aggressive. But under that skin is where the new Golf is set to make milestones, a leap that reports have suggested, will equal that of Ford; from the Escort to the Focus in 1998.

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No more bigger is better. The new Golf will be based on a smaller platform to reduce its kerb weight, and many components have been borrowed from the Polo. Lightweight body panels will be used and small capacity forced induction engines to further reduce fuel consumption. The Golf will combine a already fuel efficient 1.5-litre diesel unit with three compact electric motors, and the plug-in drivetrain can operate on battery power alone below 50km/h for around 48 km. Above that speed, it works in tandem with the oil-burner, and takes over entirely at motorway speeds. The result is a startling 48km/litre – more than twice what a standard 2.0-litre TDI can muster.

Besides that, VW is already working on a new HCCI engine – a petrol unit that thinks it’s a diesel. By discarding the spark plugs, it combines the fuel efficiency of a diesel with cleaner emissions and the much needed oomph of a petrol engine.

With all this technology going to be pumped into the new Golf, lets just hope there won't be too much effect on its price..

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Hi everyone, I’m Chee Jun and cars have always been a passion for me since young and writing about them is one way to express myself in the motoring world.

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Carcuter88 Dec 22 2009 02:46 PM
The font looks almost exactly the same as the current VW Golf. What's the difference?
Hermit Dec 22 2009 05:10 PM
Erm, the rear looks Audi for a start?
Saycheese78 Dec 23 2009 11:50 AM
Wow. the new car give you different rims for your left and right wheels. Cool.
Ptc77 Dec 23 2009 12:51 PM
fog light changed LED liao
Goldenglory Dec 23 2009 11:35 PM
Front look more like a Scirocco..
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