Thursday, 7 August 2008

Volkswagen unveils sixth generation Golf

Nearly 35 years since the original went on sale, the sixth generation of the VW Golf is unveiled. Advancements include an instantly noticeable, more sharply defined look that draws on the design direction established by the Scirocco. It also promises to be the safest, most technically advanced and dynamic Golf yet. The car will boast a new 2.0-litre TDI 110 PS common rail diesel engine and Volkswagen's Adaptive Chassis Control (ACC). The new Golf goes on sale January 2009.

The book VW Golf - Five Generations of Fun by Richard Copping depicts the history of the Golf prior to its brand new sixth generation model.
The combination of model history, coupled to hot hatch performance, all comprehensively illustrated through major photo shoots and detail pictures, make this the complete guide to the five Golf generations. With all models, including Golf spin-offs, assessed, enthusiast-driving opinions shared and marketing policy discussed, this book is a unique hot Golfology!

Also! Forthcoming from Veloce Publishing: VW Golf GTI – The Essential Buyer’s Guide By Richard Copping and Kenneth Cservenka.
While old MkI Golfs have by now largely rusted away, the availability of MkII models at giveaway prices is plentiful ... that is until three magic letters – GTI – appear on the car’s front grille and hatch. Find a good example of the MkI with the aid of this guide and you are in clover! The Buyer’s Guide carefully charts all the models that an enthusiast just has to own, from the iconic late model MkI with its pocket rocket 1.8-litre engine and 5-speed box, through to the exclusive, extremely powerful and much sought-after limited edition Rallye Golf.