Best Golf of all time?

AutoTrader NZ
Published 3 September 2020

VW has revealed that the new, sixth-generation Golf will launch this October in Europe.

The car – Europe’s most successful with more than 26 million sold – features engine and transmission technologies that Volkswagon claims to lower fuel consumption by 28 percent.

Assistance systems such as “automatic distance control” (ACC), “adaptive chassis control” (DCC) and the “park steering assistant” are also included. A new ESP system,  further optimized crash properties, seven airbags including knee airbag, the special head restraints (WOKS) that counteract whiplash trauma, a “seatbelt detection” feature in the rear seating area and daytime running lights  are standard equipment and provide a high level of safety.

The car’s new design carries forward trademark Golf cues with the Scirocco’s influence evident, particularly in the broad shoulder section on which the roof sits. The interior also was inspired and borrows bits and pieces from the  Passat CC.

Power for the new Golf, in Europe at least, will be provided by four gas engines and two diesels. All of the gassers will be TSI, while the diesels meanwhile get common rail injection across the board with two balancer shafts to quell vibrations. Finally, DSG is essentially replacing the automatic in all Golfs except base models. Either a 6- or 7-speed DSG will be used depending on which engine it’s paired to.