Along with a new entry-level powertrain, the six-generation Golf will get start-stop technology. According to Volkswagen source, start-stop technology will be offered as standard on the BlueMotion version of the sixth-generation of the Golf.
In regular Golf models, the start-stop technology will be available as an option. As you all probably know by now, start-stop systems help increase fuel-economy and reduce CO2 emissions because they automatically turn off the engine when the car is at a standstill.
The source also said that Volkswagen will eventually offer start-stop across its whole model lineup.
Last week we reported that the new sixth-generation Gold will get a new 75-hp 1.0 or 1.2 liter gasoline engine.
The new Volkswagen Gold will make its debut at the Paris Motor Show in October and will go on sale in early 2009.
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