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New Golf: Facts, videos, more pics

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- Generation I: 1974
- Generation II: 1983
- Generation III: 1991
- Generation IV: 1997
- Generation V: 2003
- Generation VI: 2008
- Produced Golf cars, total: more than 26 million

Facts - Golf VI
- Standard transmission: 5 and 6-speed manual transmission
- Automatic transmission: 6 and 7-speed DSG
- Body: Two and four doors; key body sections are galvanised
- Cargo area: 350 liter to 1 305 liter, 828 mm to 1 581 mm long
- Chassis: MacPherson front suspension, multi-link rear suspension, ESP is standard, DCC Adaptive Chassis Control (optional)
- Design: Walter de Silva (Group), Klaus Bischoff (Brand), Flavio Manzoni (Creative Design), Marc Lichte (Model)
- Length: 4 199 mm
- Width: 1 779 mm
- Height: 1 479 mm
- Tread width, front: 1 540 mm
- Tread width, rear: 1 513 mm
- Drive: Front wheel
- Engine range: 59 kW to 125 kW; starting at 90 kW all petrol engines are charged TSI engines; all diesels are new common rail TDI engines; all engines fulfill Euro-5 emissions standard
- Engines – diesel: At launch with 81 kW (TDI), 103 kW (TDI); after time offset: 66 kW (TDI) and 125 kW (TDI)
- Engines – petrol: At launch with 59 kW, 75 kW, 90 kW (TSI), 118 kW (TSI)
- Equipment lines: Trendline, Comfortline, Highline
- Fuel consumption range: 4.5 liters to 7.1 liters per 100 kilometers
- High-tech driving systems: DCC Adaptive Chassis Control, ACC Automatic Distance Control, Park Assist, - Rear Assist rearview camera, Park Pilot with visual display
- Market launch for SA: Middle 2009 (The Golf 6 will be imported)
- Production sites: Zwickau and Wolfsburg
- Standard equipment: Includes: ESP, seven airbags, air conditioning system, electro-mechanical power steering, power windows in front, multifunctional display, central locking, driver’s seat height adjustable


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