The New Golf

Volkswagen has unveiled the first picture of its new three-door Golf, ahead of the model’s major international public debut at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show. The new Golf - the fifth generation of Volkswagen’s best-selling model to date - will set new benchmarks in its class for technology, safety and dynamics.

Compared with the current Golf, there is a greater visual distinction in profile between three- and five-door models. With a ‘kicked-up’ rear side window, the three-door design is intended to convey a more sporty and dynamic message.

The interior builds upon the high standards set by its predecessor, with soft-feel slush-moulded plastics; high-quality switches; subtle use of chrome; fabric-covered A-pillars; plus blue instrument backlighting with red needles, a signature of the current model. The latest Golf also sets new standards by introducing 2Zone climate control and 4-way lumbar support within the line-up. In addition, ESP (Electronic Stabilisation Programme); six airbags; ABS; and five head restraints (including active head restraints for the front seats) will be standard throughout the range when it goes on sale in the UK early next year.

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Published : 27/08/03 Author : Melanie Carter

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