With the new Golf VI TDI diesel VW actually did a great job fulfilling the dream of those who wanted a decent good looking hatch back with above the average performance, but also wanted it to be economical and cheap to run! That’s why the car, which is also U.S-bound, is nominated for 2010 Green Car of The Year and stands a good chance for the title!
“We’re extremely pleased to have our Golf TDI nominated as one of the top five finalists for the 2010 Green Car of the Year,” said Mark Barnes, Chief Operating Officer, Volkswagen of America. “Since our clean diesel TDI vehicles, like the Golf TDI, deliver more than a thirty percent increase in fuel economy, emit approximately twenty-five percent less harmful greenhouse gas emissions and provide a significant increase in torque we strongly believe they represent an excellent alternative fuel vehicle that provides our customers with the best of both worlds — tremendous fuel efficiency combined with a dynamic driving experience,” added Barnes.
The key to the Golf TDI’s excellence is indeed the 2.0liter VW diesel engine under the hood. This engine averages 67.9 miles-per-gallon in the Jetta TDI, but in the Golf, considering the performance must have been upgraded, it does 30 mpg City, and 42 mpg Highway. Still quit impressive.
The new Golf TDI is 50-state compliant and meets the most stringent emissions standards of California. Its base price starts at a very affordable $21,990. It’s a great car this!