New VW Golf VI Photos

Published by on Aug 4th, 2008, 15 Comments

Ladies and gents we have what everyone has been looking for lately. The new Volkswagen Golf VI photos which leaked out just a couple of days ahead of the official media release. Public debut is set for October at the Parisian motor show but meanwhile let’s see what changed.

After spending too much money on building Golf V which had a great interior, good performances but an unimpressive exterior, with a long production time and high costs, the company is now trying to sell the new model (Golf 6) like hot bread. Based on the current MK V platform, with an exterior by Walter de Silva, somewhat sexier and with a more aggressive stance, the new Golf VI will have three and five door versions, a cabriolet (nothing certain yet) and of course the GTI.

The big news include the 1.6-liter TFSI engine that develops some 200 hp, 1.0-liter or 1.2-liter engines that develop 75 hp, and the twin-drive plug-in hybrid model. If you’re in for the GTI it should sport 230 hp while the R32 is going to expose nothing less than 265 hp.

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Reworked Golf R32, by Abt

Published by on Mar 26th, 2008, 5 Comments

Abt Sportsline Golf R32

With all the fuss about the new Golf 6, here on Carblog, how about a little break. What would you say about a reworked Golf R32 by German tuner Abt Sportsline? “Whoever wants such a Golf wants an extremely fast compact car,” says Hans-Juergen Abt and he’s probably right.

The V6 engine got a few mods via a modified motor management system and the introduction of an Abt compressor kit with supercharger and air cooling system that will output 370hp (from 250hp). With the new features, Abt’s Golf R32 tops over 270 kph, going o to 100 kph in only 5.0 seconds (down from 6.2 seconds). What I can say about the exterior: those are beautiful 19-inch wheels they’ve put on it.

That’s a fast car, too bad we don’t know the price yet.

via WCF

VW Golf 6 Update

Published by on Oct 12th, 2007, 122 Comments

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Fans of the iconic VW Golf range will have to wait with bated breaths, as the appearance of the the Golf VI is likely to be postponed. An interview with VW’s head of development Ulrich Hackenburg at the Shanghai Show established that VW’s best seller will not be replaced next spring as per original plans. Apparently, the current Golf V is still selling well and there isn’t sufficient reason to effect a hasty replacement. (more…)

Golf 6 draws closer

Published by on Jul 12th, 2007, 24 Comments

VW Golf 6

As according to VWs plans, development of the next generation Golf is well underway. The Golf VI is being developed to be cheaper to build than the current Golf V, which has had VW management lamenting many ills: the electronics are too complicated and require highly qualified personnel, increasing training costs. The doors and the multilink rear suspension also require complex assembly techniques, leading to production times almost double those of rivals which leads to high production costs. The result is a car which in 2004 generated €900 million less than expected, one of a myriad reasons why VW has considered a replacement much earlier than originally planned. (more…)

The Truth about Power

Published by on Jun 26th, 2007, 5 Comments


You have just taken ownership of your new 225kW BMW 335i. At the traffic lights a normal Mazda 6 MPS pulls up next to you. The petrol head that you are, you know every cars’ power output like you know your two times table. From the last car magazine you read you know this car pushes out 191Kw. You have a whole 34kW more so you figure out that you could smoke him and decide to take him on. Something just never went to plan as you struggled to shrug him off. You trying to understand why he kept up with you and the first thing that pops to mind is that this car must be modified although it was stock standard. (more…)

New Golf 6

Published by on Jun 13th, 2007, 169 Comments

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A UK publication namely Auto Express claims that they have obtained an exclusive preview of the new VW Golf 6 which plans to launch sometime next year. From the picture it can be seen that the design is slightly different to previous other artist impressions that was circulating in the press before.

More Golf 6 news here and here

Golf 6 update here

Hayabusa VW Golf frankenstein

Published by on May 24th, 2007, No Comments

The Suzuki Hayabusa is one of the fastest things I have ever seen in motion. Now these guys have taken a Mk1 VW Golf, converted it to rear-wheel-drive, and dropped a turbocharged, 350-horsepower Hayabusa mill under the hood. Take a look.. nothing short of amazing