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FOR: Volkswagen Canada
FEBRUARY 13, 2014
Volkswagen Canada Introduces New Golf at Toronto Autoshow
2013 World Car of the Year Makes Canadian Debut
AJAX, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 13, 2014) -
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Since its launch almost 40 years ago, over 30 million Volkswagen Golfs have
found their way onto roads around the world. Today at the Canadian
International Autoshow in Toronto, Volkswagen Canada proudly unveiled the
all-new, seventh generation of the car that created an entire segment.
Already named "2013 World Car of the Year" by a panel of
distinguished international journalists, the new Golf has been redesigned from
the ground up. Based upon Volkswagen's latest technological masterpiece,
the "MQB Platform", the Golf embodies the spirit of the original, and
incorporates all of the latest engineering advances. It is the safest,
best-handling and roomiest Golf of all time.
Through the use of high-strength steels, the increased rigidity and improved
safety and handling have not come at the expense of added weight. The net
result is a new level of fuel efficiency that belies the performance of the
Powered by an all-new, 1.8L direct-injected turbocharged engine, the Golf
delivers 170 hp and 184 lb. ft of torque.
From the outside, there is no doubt that this is the newest Golf. Bold,
sculpted lines give the exterior timeless appeal. There is a complete absence
of clutter in the design, lending a very business-like appearance.
Inside, the materials and fit and finish would not be out of place in a luxury
car, offering both driver and passenger ample space in a very accommodating
environment. Features like Bluetooth mobile phone connectivity, Satellite
radio, and a 5.8" touchscreen interface are all standard, and the
available options will allow Canadians to customize the Golf to suit their own
Available in both 3 and 5 door variants, the all-new Golf will be available
later this spring with a starting price of just $18,995.
About Volkswagen Canada:
Founded in 1952, Volkswagen Canada is headquartered in Ajax, Ontario. It is the
largest volume European automotive nameplate in Canada, and sells the Golf,
Golf Wagon, Golf GTI, The Beetle, Jetta, Eos, Passat, CC, Tiguan, and Touareg
through 136 independent Canadian Dealers. It is the leader in affordable TDI
Clean Diesel vehicle sales in Canada, and forms part of Volkswagen Group Canada
Inc., a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany.
Volkswagen is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and
is Europe's largest automaker.
Visit Volkswagen Canada online at www.Volkswagen.ca
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Spokesperson: Thomas Tetzlaff
INDUSTRY: Automotive - Cars
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