New Golf Bluemotion reduces CO2 to 85g/km

In late summer 2013, Volkswagen will launch the 1.6-litre TDI Bluemotion Golf. This all-new engine offers 110bhp, 5bhp more than the standard 1.6 TDI, and reduces emissions from 99g/km to just 85g/km, with fuel efficiency of 88.3mpg. It will be priced slightly higher – expect an £800 premium – and while Volkswagen will run both models side-by-side for a time, it has not ruled out dropping the lower powered engine at some point. That decision rests on whether it decides to bring the Bluemotion in both S and SE trim – the current car is available only in one trim. Volkswagen predicts sales to be largely unchanged from the existing model’s 60,000, which account for almost three-quarters of total Golf registrations. For now, the 1.6-litre TDI SE 105bhp five-speed manual will be the key model. Fleets can order from October 18; deliveries begin in…

Prices announced for new VW Golf

Prices for the all-new Volkswagen Golf have been revealed. Not only is the new car lighter, more advanced, more spacious, more efficient and better equipped than previous generations of Europe’s best-seller, of which over 29 million have been sold, but it also offers better value, with UK prices starting at £16,330 – lower than its predecessor. From launch, the Golf will be available in the UK in three trim levels: S, SE and GT (the GTI and BlueMotion models will join the line-up in 2013). Four petrol engines and two diesel engines will be available to order. The petrol engine range starts with a four-cylinder 1.2-litre TSI unit producing 85 PS, rising via a 1.2-litre TSI 105 PS and a 1.4-litre TSI 122 PS motor to the all-new 1.4-litre TSI 140 PS engine with Active Cylinder Technology. This helps to create an engine capable…