Volkswagen Golf Mk6

Motor vehicle For a complete overview of all Volkswagen Golf models, see Volkswagen Golf.

The Volkswagen Golf Mk6 (codenamed Typ 5K) is a compact car, the sixth generation of the Volkswagen Golf and the successor to the Volkswagen Golf Mk5. It was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in October 2008 for the 2009 model year. Volkswagen released pictures and information on 6 August 2008, prior to the official unveiling. The vehicle was released to the European market in the winter of 2008. Volkswagen claimed investments were made in production efficiency, with a claimed productivity improvement at launch of nearly 20% in comparison with the previous model, with further gains planned for the first twelve months of production.

Although billed as the Mk6, the new model was in effect a thoroughly reengineered facelift of the previous model. In January 2013 (in the EU), it was superseded by the Volkswagen Golf Mk7.

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Design

Like its predecessor, the Mk6 Golf is based on the Volkswagen Group A5 (PQ35) platform. Effectively it is a reskin of the Mk5 rather than an all-new design, it was developed with engineering improvements to shorten the previous model's assembly time to save costs, and answered criticisms of that model's cheapened interior quality compared to that of the Mk4 and Mk3 Golf.

Specifications

Equipment

Improvements in equipment level on the domestic market Golfs include, for the first time in a Golf, the inclusion of air conditioning as standard. Additionally, dual-zone climate control is included in the Autobahn trim for North America.

Engines

The company is talking confidently about launching in Germany during 2009 a BlueMotion low emissions Golf and, in more general terms of possible alternative fuel versions later.

  • Available engines for North American Golf include the 2.5:L I5 engine from the previous Mk5 Rabbit and Mk5 Jetta and the 2.0-litre TDI. GTI version features the ...read more
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