PRODUCT EYE VW Golf BlueMotion GTI GTD & Estate — Volkswagen Golf GTD

17 Фев 2015 | Author: | Комментарии к записи PRODUCT EYE VW Golf BlueMotion GTI GTD & Estate — Volkswagen Golf GTD отключены
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The roll out of Golf variants continues. Brooks recently tested the GTD and BlueMotion, each of which UK dealers this summer, as as the estate, which goes on in October.

The Mark VI Golf GTI was one of my cars so could VW really that much on it, I wondered? thoughts on the new shape Golf published back in January. Volkswagen UK telling me on that preview event that new derivatives were on the way.

had the new R Cabriolet join the existing GTI but those use the old PQ35 platform so remain out of sync with body styles until are replaced in 3-5 years’ time they should at least get a before then to bring the into line with the and rear of the Mark VII hatchbacks and new [ as was done with the Mark III to the Mark IV cabriolet several back — ed ]. Leaving the to one side, a low emissions BlueMotion has added to the range, along the far more powerful GTD and GTI hatchbacks.

then, the BlueMotion. This car has a range of 970 miles if you take account the official combined of 88.3mpg. Its 110PS 1.6 TDI engine the new EA288 series produces 85g/km of CO2 and you can choose from and five-door hatchbacks, or from 2013, an estate. I should another spectacular figure, and the urban number: 74.3mpg. But off from being impressed by and just take notice this family car is capable of an astonishing 94.2mpg on the EC’s urban cycle.

The BlueMotion’s economy is 15 percent than that of the previous Contributing factors include the of weight brought about by the Golf’s MQB architecture, low rolling tyres running high longer ratios for the six-speed transmission, a 15mm drop for the height, and a grille that is closed and which features BlueMotion lettering. There is stop-start (standard for all new Golfs), a roof spoiler, partially air inlet screens in the bumper, and smoothing underfloor panels.

You to admire the effort which has in to creating the new BlueMotion, reinventing was an amazingly thrifty model in the VI bodyshell, and making it even economical. To drive, the GTD is far more though. These two might be diesels but they appeal to sorts of buyers. The 184PS engine is certainly powerful but the torque that really 380Nm is more than petrol V8s could muster not long ago. Zero to takes just 7.5 seconds and the the engine makes getting is not without appeal. OK, not GTI zingy or as a noise as a BMW inline six-cylinder makes but it’s way better the BlueMotion’s 110PS 1.6-litre

For your GBP27,355 you get a very equipped vehicle which with 18-inch alloys, suspension that sees the car by the same 15mm as the BlueMotion, sill strips, grey callipers with GTD inscribed on stainless steel pedals, sill protectors, plus on the handbrake and steering wheel. The has its own GTD logo, as well as paddle if you choose the dual clutch There’s also tartan for the seats, which is similar to in the GTI.

The front and rear of the GTD also have some touches. These include shaped bumpers, LED front and smoked LED rear lights, a honeycomb front air intake, a spoiler, and a chrome-effect strip the bottom of the headlights plus a GTD on the grille. This is in the same as the Golf GTI’s badge. One difference between these similar looking cars is a red in the headlights where the GTD has shiny trim (a red line also the GTI’s headlights).

The GTI is as great to as I had dared to hope it would be. is up by just 10bhp over the VI but Volkswagen’s chassis engineers I suspect, spent a lot of time why the Focus ST has attracted so many reviews. Is the fastest Golf now than its most rapid Yes. And what’s more, a 300PS R variant on its way — we saw it for the time at the recent Frankfurt show.

Another car which debuted at the IAA was a of the Golf Plus replacement. UK importer says it doesn’t the Golf Sportsvan name cars for the German market have but is yet to reveal what it be called when it reaches here in mid-2014. I’ll about the Estate in a moment but we be getting 4MOTION versions of new body style, nor will the UK the newly launched natural Golf. This, the TGI BlueMotion, share its engine with the A3 g-tron.

As for the plug-in Golf, no launch date has been though VW says the e-up! be available in Britain from 2014 so expect the e-Golf to it by a few months if, that is, sufficient for such a car can be found.

A Golf by natural gas (CNG) was announced by in April 2013 and this the same powertrain as the Audi A3 but it’s mostly for the German not us. There should also be a variant to come, which I is going to be called TwinDrive. one may well be sold in Britain. If it turns out to be a plug-in hybrid than a series hybrid the Prius, expect it to have an powertrain to the Audi A3 e-tron. means a 1.4-litre turbocharged engine and one electric motor.

Volkswagen Golf GTD

On the of future Golf derivatives, might also be an Alltrack of the new Estate, in the style of the existing, Passat with the same Volkswagen of America has already that such a vehicle be sold in North American (most likely as the Jetta in the US and Golf Alltrack in Canada and is said to see it as a potential rival for the Forester — a big seller in the US. we get this possible extra of the Golf Estate in the UK? Watch space.

Like the Golf hatchbacks, the wagon body style is in Germany. All of Europe’s Golfs are in VW’s home market, at the and Zwickau plants, with the assembled in Osnabrück. Just week, a major new location for production commenced operations and as you expect, it isn’t in Europe. FAW has opened what will become a giant production in the south of China in the city of The Audi A3 will also be there but as for the rumours that the SEAT León will be manufactured within this complex, they look set to just rumours. SEAT be doing well in most parts of the world but not in the PRC, it remains a small scale So investing heavily in Chinese isn’t a priority right

As you will no doubt know, the why multiple vehicles could be at Foshan is their common use of the Volkswagen Group’s Modularer or Modular Transverse Matrix There are some interesting to this set of modules. Multiple for example. I’ve double all these dimensions and can report Golf three-door, five-door and all use the most popular 2,637mm So does the León as well as the León five-door, the ST (estate), the A3 S3 Sportbacks and A3/S3 Saloons. But is something which I find Why does the Volkswagen Group the León ST (three-door), A3/S3 and new A3/S3 Cabriolets a special short wheelbase, while the three-door’s is the same 2,637mm as the and Estate?

There will many, future MQB models, and to underline how different this architecture is to how VW did things, the pre-production Volkswagen wheelbase is quoted by its maker as So there’s yet another adaptation of MQB and a (so far) wheelbase for the Golf successor model. Maybe will also the wheelbase of year’s Passat and Tiguan — we’ll have to

With Golf production ahead and new derivatives being almost all the time, can there be more news to come? can. Volkswagen of America is selling the old-shape model but its model year range into production from 2014 at Puebla in Mexico. The and what has always been in these three countries as the GTI are due to be launched in the US, Mexico and Canada March. The Golf Sportwagen/Jetta will follow in late

In 2015, we’ll see the Mark VII production at Volkswagen’s São dos Pinhais plant in Curitiba, two other MQB models, the Audi A3 Q3 to be later that year. the Kaluga plant in Russia and in South Africa to switch the Mark VI Golf to the Mark VII in the future too, while will soon start down Mark VI production a spokesman for VW of America recently me that cars for NAFTA and certain other countries be made there until in 2013.

So then; is the Golf taking the world? Clearly, with the of India and certain other in Asia where no C segment is a big seller, it already has. imagine how dominant this series is going to be globally by the the eighth generation model in 2019.

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Volkswagen Golf GTD
Volkswagen Golf GTD
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