[Vwdiesel] FYI on new VW Golf

William J Toensing toensing at wildblue.net
Wed Aug 13 02:34:49 PDT 2008

I received this from "Just Auto", an on line auto newsletter out of the UK 
you can subscribe to on a free or very costly basis. Thought some of you 
might be interested in the new Golf info.
William J Toensing, Nevada City, CA
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<------     just-auto Editor's Weekly Highlights   -------->
                       Issue No 432
                      * Aug 11, 2008 *
              Dave Leggett, Managing Editor
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  => EDITORIAL =============================================

  We caught a glimpse of the new - generation six - Volkswagen
  Golf last week and it clearly follows the well-trodden VW
  Golf 'evolutionary' path in terms of its external design.
  Much about what's interesting with this car is under the
  skin. It sounds like it will be packed with innovation and,
  presumably, a lower cost/price than the outgoing model.

  It will be interesting to see how the model performs in a
  segment in which the bar has most certainly been raised over
  the last five years.

  I wonder if the next Golf has grown bigger though? That's
  one of the things that continually amazes me in this
  industry - that cars keep on getting bigger and heavier. It
  seems that with each generational change, the designers
  cannot resist a few dimensional 'improvements' to underline
  the new car's superiority over what it replaces. A Golf Mk 1
  is a very, very different car in terms of size to the
  current one. So's the Mk 3 come to think of it.

  And then there's the added weight associated with all the
  regulatory and market pressures to pack even more in to the
  new car.

  I am sure the new Golf will be impressive on many levels.
  But how much bigger and heavier will it be than the one it

  Does it matter if it's heavier and bigger than its
  predecessor? In a sense, perhaps it doesn't. Anyone who
  feels it's become too big can downsize to the Polo and maybe
  the bigger size plays well into the mid-sized family car
  area in which many owners of larger cars will be looking to
  downsize over the next couple of years - the larger
  C-segment cars perhaps hitting a new sweet spot where
  D-segment once ruled.

  But isn't it a little odd that cars are apparently putting
  on weight in these energy cost and CO2 conscious times?

  GERMANY: Volkswagen 'officially' unveils sixth generation
  Golf: http://www.just-auto.com/article.aspx?id=95620

  Don't forget to check the blog


  Until next time...

  Dave Leggett, Managing Editor

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