Golfing in Geneva The Chronicle Herald — 2014 Volkswagen Golf Wagon

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2014 Volkswagen Golf Wagon

Golfing in Geneva

GENEVA, Each year, on the eve of launch day at Motor Show, Volkswagen hosts its own preview extravaganza at Espace de quartier Sécheron.

year’s ‘Volkswagen Group provided more than invited auto journalists a look at the latest offerings several of its 12 brands.

Those being Bentley, Audi, Lamborghini, Porsche, Škoda, and, of course, Volkswagen. The also includes motorcycles the Ducati marque and commercial under the Scania, MAN, and Commercial Vehicles brand

As vehicle after vehicle the camera-flashing sea of humanity that brand directors offered in between on each; and there was one presentation that brought free fall record Felix Baumgartner to the stage as he debut the futuristic-looking VW XL1 production

Other vehicles to appear the Volkswagen Cross Up! city Audi’s A3 e-tron, RS6 Avant, S3 and RS Q3; the Bentley Flying Spur; the hot 911 GT3; and perhaps the most piece of machinery of the evening, if not the Geneva show, the Lamborghini

A few other ‘notable’ models strutted the concrete runway night the all-new Golf the seventh-generation Golf GTI, and a Golf Wagon.

While of the three evoked the oohs, or the amount of camera flashes followed Mr. Veneno, there be little disagreement that it was the world-wide popularity of the ‘Golf that allowed for a carbon-fibred-V12-zero-to-100 Veneno to be built in Europe days (especially these

Golf a hole in one for VW

In all its variations, the brand has been as popular as the game itself, proven in the that VW has built more 29,000,000 Golf-badged cars 1974.

The Golf has also VW’s best seller 2002 and it has remained one of the top-10 cars of all time. The sixth-generation was the best-selling car in Europe and the third-best-selling car on the

The 7th-Gen Golf was also 2013 European Car of the Year in and selected as one of the four finalists for Car of the Year, which will be at the upcoming New York Motor March 28.

Yes. Golf is to the Group.

Here’s a brief at some important Geneva Show Golf world two of which we will see here, one may come here, and another we hope comes here.


The iconic Golf GTI will offer, for the first two engine options; one will be a in-line turbo four direct injection that get 220 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque; an optional performance pack to Europeans will up the horses to 230 torque staying put).

to 100km/h times will see 6.5 in the standard car and 6.4 with the performance Six-speed manual or dual semi-automatic transmissions will be Volkswagen also said the new fuel consumption would be 18 per cent compared to the sixth-gen

Inside, I liked the new-look stack which VW designers nicely toward the driver. A new touchscreen infotainment screen centre stage on that part of its functionality allowed you to or decrease the image on the screen by your fingers in or out like you on an iPad-like device.

The first GTI in featured the popular tartan on its seats. The Gen-6 model was the pattern and the new Gen-7 sported its pattern. Hey, VW designers. this as my formal request for the tartan on the Gen-8’s seats!

features inside the new GTI included: drawers under the sport manual height and lumbar the composition touch radio customized sport steering (sporty flat bottom), gear shift grip again reminiscent of a golf red ambiance lighting, and brushed steel pedals and foot

The first thing I noticed on the GTI when it arrived on the VW stage in was that its typical red stripes, for the time, not only bordered its grille, but now also reached up the housings of the xenon headlights now run completely across the front).

The air inlet (with a honeycomb screen) is no longer framed by a area but by surfaces painted in colour. The GTI’s three black aerodynamic fins are featured more prominently and a new splitter fit in well, too.

The new GTI included the familiar red-painted calipers, a GTI-typical honeycomb of the air inlet screens, smoked lights, and chrome 80-mm tailpipes on the left and right. The spoiler was also redesigned and is now larger.

Tornado Red, and the optional Pure White the GTI’s available colours. New 17-inch ‘Brooklyn’ alloy are now available; they are lighter in and physicality and are fitted with tires (18- and 19-inch will be available as options).

The Golf GTI will hit European in May. VW hinted that would arrive in Canada in 2014 as 2015 models.

The Golf GTD

The new 2014 Golf which has been on the Golf for 31 years, premiered in its latest at Geneva Motor Show as the most powerful Golf of all time.

The GTD will sprint to 100 in 7.5 seconds and boasts a top speed of 230 it is powered by a 184-horsepower turbo injection four-cylinder engine will spit out a nasty 280 of torque.

The GTD’s fuel ratings have always but this latest model a crazy 4.2 litres/100 km with its manual and 4.5 litres/100 km with its six-speed dual-clutch gearbox. the GTD and GTI are equipped with a standard system.

The GTD I sat in at the Geneva show was much the same in looks and as the GTI, but its interior was enhanced by black inlays via stainless-steel panels and ‘white’ ambiance it also offered a ‘GTD-specific’ grip and instrument cluster.

Available in the same colours as the GTI optional ‘Pure White’ colour on the GTI is standard on the GTD), the GTD side skirts, a functional diffuser, roof spoiler the GTI), twin chrome pipes (on the left side), LED taillights and LED license plate

The GTD also featured a stiffer and full-sport suspension (body by 15 mm), plus 17-inch alloy wheels in ‘Curitiba’ wrapped by 245/45 R17 tires.

The on the front, traditionally painted red on the were a subtle grey and finish on the new GTD. The front air on the GTD waived the chrome frame

The radiator grille insert a black honeycomb pattern, the and rear bumper, as well as the spoilers integrated in the boot lid and were GTD-specific parts. The went for the side spoilers on its lid.

The GTD also offers Actor,’ a cool sound which enables the engine to be experienced in the cabin as real generated from outside via the system. You can manually select you want to hear by the driving selector.

2014 Volkswagen Golf Wagon

I suspect I’d be for the full-bodied timbre of Sport The faster the GTD drives, though, the the sound (for comfort on road trips).

The GTD will hit European showrooms in at near US$39,000. VW didn’t that the GTD would come to however, they didn’t say it either.

As usual, VW will to first measure interest in the United States and that determine if it will ever our local VW showrooms. VW admitted the chances were about and rising right now.

Golf Variant wagon

The Golf Variant (read: will offer two new direct-injection a 1.8-litre turbo four and the 2.0L TDI (diesel) and they be available when the car eventually in Canadian showrooms next It will also sport 4Motion all wheel drive.

VW fuel consumption will be in an four-to- five-litre/100 km range.

The new received a longer wheelbase from 2,578 mm to 2,620 mm) will add even more human room; total volume is now at 1,620 litres.

The also features a cool new blind with a two-step mechanism as luggage space I tried it out and it functions very The height of the new wagon’s cargo can can also be adjusted, or locked in in several positions, or it can be completely

The unlatching process of the rear have been redesigned and are now easier to use.

Keeping the lines of the Golf in the front, the also received a distinctive and some attractive rear

The wagon, like all new Golf is equipped with a Stop/Start and battery regeneration mode. The also includes a new Automatic Braking System.

VW said the 2014 Golf would be available in Trendline, and Highline trims and should be here in Canada in spring as a 2015.

Golf R-Line wagon

Volkswagen also in Geneva what would for the ultimate family hauler in my driveway the R-Line Concept

That hot ride included features as a custom front modified rear, new side and 18-inch R-Line wheels.

On the the leather interior was nicely by its carbon-fibre overlay dash

The R-Line Concept is powered by a TDI and includes 4MOTION AWD and a new Haldex-5

VW said the R-Line Concept be a possibility for Canada.

2014 Volkswagen Golf Wagon
2014 Volkswagen Golf Wagon


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