The Golf has returned to the United States – well, we kind of new that already but today, Volkswagen has made it official.
Kicking off the lineup is the 2010 Volkswagen Golf 2.5 which is powered by a 2.5L 5-cylinder engine making 170-hp with a peak torque of 177 lb-ft. Transmission choices include a 5-speed manual and an optional 6-speed automatic with Tiptronic and Sport mode. 0 to 60 comes in 7.8 seconds for the 5-speed manual and 8.1 seconds for the 6-speed automatic. EPA estimated fuel-economy comes in at 22/30 mpg (city/highway). Prices for the 2010 Golf 2.5 start at $17,490 for the 2-door 5-speed manual and $18,590 when mated to a 6-speed automatic. The 4-door Golf 2.5 starts at $19,190 and comes standard with the 6-speed automatic with Tiptronic and Sport mode.
The 2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI is powered by a 2.0 4-cylinder, turbocharged, direct-injected, common-rail diesel making 140-hp and a maximum torque of 236 lb-ft. Transmission choices include a 6-speed manual or the optional 6-speed automatic with Triptronic and Sport mode. 0 to 60 mph comes in at 8.6 seconds with a top speed governed at 125 mph. EPA fuel-economy estimates come in at 30/42 mpg. Prices for the 2-door 2010 Golf TDI start at $22,189 for the base 6-speed manual model and $23,289 for the 2-door Golf TDI with a 6-speed automatic. The 4-door 2010 Golf TDI with a 5-speed manual starts at $22,789 and $23,889 when mated to a 6-speed automatic.
Sales will begin later this year.
Update: Or maybe not. The 2010 Volkswagen Golf and 2010 GTI are on sale now. One just pulled up at the local Starbucks I’m hanging out in.
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2010 Volkswagen Golf (U.S. Spec):
– By: Omar Rana