September 23, 2009 16:53 ET
Volkswagen's 2010 New Golf Family Canadian Pricing Announced
AJAX, ONTARIO and WOLFSBURG, GERMANY--(Marketwire - Sept. 23, 2009) - At a meeting in Germany with its Canadian Dealers today, Volkswagen Canada announced pricing for the new Golf, the 2009 World Car of the Year, and its Family of vehicles. Starting at $20,175, the new 2010 Golf offers Canadian consumers the opportunity to experience German engineering at an affordable price.
All key body elements are redesigned, and the sixth generation Golf has a sportier and more distinctive image. In front, the new car adopts the radiator grille of the first generation Golf that is horizontally aligned between the headlights. The rear is characterized by a predominance of horizontal lines. The taillights - now very wide - are marked among other things by an unmistakably unique night design.
Its class-leading interior is also newly designed, especially in the cockpit area. The appearance and layout of the materials, including details such as brushed chrome accents and sporty round instrument cluster with white illumination are derived directly from the Passat CC, and well-thought ergonomic properties with controls that are easier to use all contribute to a highly functional and pleasant experience. The new Golf also has first-class acoustic properties using special sound-damping film in the windshield, thicker side windows in the front, and newly shaped outside mirrors to reduce driving noise, all at a retail price that is slightly higher than the fifth-generation 2009 Rabbit that it replaces.
The new 2010 Golf represents the sixth generation of one of the world's most popular vehicles ever. Since its introduction in Europe in 1974 when the Golf invented the hatchback class, over 26 million units have been sold worldwide, making it Volkswagen's best-selling vehicle overall.
The new 2010 Golf will be available in two body styles, either as a 3-door or optionally as a 5-door. Customers can choose either with a standard 2.5 litre 170 HP 5-cylinder gasoline engine, or the available award-winning 2.0 litre 140 HP TDI Clean Diesel motor in the 5-door model that consumes only 4.6 l/100 km/h on the highway when mated to a 6-speed DSG automatic transmission(1).
Joining the new Golf Family is the all-new 2010 Golf Wagon, starting at $22,675. Also available with either a standard 2.5 litre 170 HP 5-cylinder gasoline engine or with the optional fuel-efficient 2.0 litre 140 HP TDI Clean Diesel engine, the new 2010 Golf Wagon offers many of the same sporty amenities as the new 2010 Golf, including its clean exterior styling, plus an impressive 1.89 cubic metres of cargo space when the 60/40 split rear seats are folded. As with the new 2010 Golf, the new 2010 Golf Wagon TDI Clean Diesel achieves the same frugal 4.6 l/100 km/h on the highway when mated to the 6-speed DSG automatic transmission.
Completing the new Golf Family is the new 2010 Golf GTI. The iconic "Pocket Rocket" comes to Canada in its sixth generation at a price starting at $28,675 in a 3-door body style. Powered by a 2.0 litre 200 HP TSI direct fuel-injection engine that can accelerate it from 0-100 km/h in 6.9 seconds with an available 6-speed DSG automatic, the new 2010 Golf GTI features standard equipment such as 17" alloy wheels, classic "Jacky" cloth Sport seats, Bi-Xenon headlights with Adaptive Front light System (AFS), Bluetooth(R) Mobile Phone Connectivity, Premium 8 touch-screen radio with SIRIUS(R) satellite radio, lowered Sport Suspension, and a new electronic transverse differential lock system (XDS). Technology fans can customize their 2010 Golf GTI with an optional satellite navigation system and 30 Gb hard drive with a Media Device Interface (MDI) and iPod(R) connectivity powered by a 300-watt Dynaudio digital sound package. In keeping with its Golf Family heritage, the new 2010 Golf GTI is also available as a 5-door.
Members of the new Golf Family will begin arriving at Volkswagen Dealers across Canada in the next few weeks with attractive leasing and financing rates. More information is available at Canadian Volkswagen Dealers or on Volkswagen Canada's website at http://www.vw.ca/vwcms/master_public/virtualmaster/en_ca/models/golf_family.html
(1) According to Transport Canada estimates.
About Volkswagen Canada:
Founded in 1952, Volkswagen Canada is headquartered in Ajax, Ontario. It forms part of Volkswagen Group Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and is Europe's largest automaker.
Volkswagen sells the City Golf, City Jetta, Rabbit, new Golf, new Golf TDI Clean Diesel, GTI, new Golf GTI, New Beetle, New Beetle Convertible, new Golf Wagon, new Golf Wagon TDI Clean Diesel, Jetta, Jetta TDI Clean Diesel, GLI, Jetta Wagon, Jetta Wagon TDI Clean Diesel, Eos, Passat, Passat CC, Passat Wagon, Tiguan, Routan, Touareg, and Touareg TDI Clean Diesel through nearly 130 independent Canadian Dealers.
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