2013 New York Auto ShowJust the Facts:
- U.S. buyers will have a range of options with the 2015 Volkswagen Golf, including a GTI model, a TDI clean diesel and a turbo.
- The 2015 Golf made its North American debut at the 2013 New York Auto Show.
- The seventh-generation Golf models are estimated to improve fuel efficiency by as much as 15 percent over the current Golf models.
The 2015 Golf made its North American debut at the 2013 New York Auto Show.
The seventh-generation Golf models are estimated to improve fuel efficiency by as much as 15 percent over the current Golf models, but the EPA has yet to post official fuel economy numbers on the 2015 models. The 2013 Volkswagen Golf with a 2.5-liter five-cylinder gasoline engine and six-speed automatic transmission returns 24 mpg in city driving and 31 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA.
Pricing and launch timing on the 2015 Golf was not disclosed.
Volkswagen said the new Golf is 51 pounds lighter than the current car. It is also 2.2 inches longer and 0.5 inch wider than the current Golf.
The engine choices on the 2015 Golf include a turbocharged 1.8-liter direct-injection four-cylinder TSI engine built at a new plant in Silao, Mexico. The engine delivers 170 horsepower.
The 2015 Golf TDI clean diesel model will be equipped with a new turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel engine that delivers 150 hp. It is an increase of 10 hp over the current engine.
The 2015 Golf GTI will get an uprated version of the EA888 2.0-liter TSI engine. Volkswagen of America said final horsepower and torque figures have yet to be released, but it is expected to make about 210 hp and 258 pound-feet of torque. A European performance package will be offered on the GTI, the automaker said.The 2015 Golf is based on VW's new MQB or modular transverse matrix architecture.
Edmunds says: The 2015 Volkswagen Golf is coming into clearer focus for U.S. buyers.