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New Volkswagen Jetta GLI – Photos

New Volkswagen Jetta GLI – 1st Photos & Impressions

So we’ve been telling all of our readers that the new Jetta VI “for the rest of us” will be the new GLI model. The Jetta GLI has finally been introduced and we had a chance to see it up close and sit in it. The verdict? This *is* the Jetta model that enthusiasts have been waiting for and gives potential Jetta customers another new model to choose from.

Powered by a 200hp 2.0l Turbo (2.0T TFSI) this new GLI is available in both six-speed manual and six-speed DSG. The fully independent multi-link rear suspension is now back in the GLI as is the electromechanical steering that made the Jetta V such a great drive. A special sport tuned suspension with revised spring rates, modest lowering and stiffer shocks and 17″ or 18″ wheel options round out the performance changes. Volkswagen claims overall weight is down (but hasn’t said how much yet) and touts improved performance as a result.

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4 New Versions of the Golf R

Wolfsburg / Geneva, 1 March 2011 – The Golf R – the top model of the Golf series, is on display in four special versions in Geneva. Especially high-end: the Golf R concept cars in exclusive exterior colours and two-tone leather combinations. Especially sporty: the Golf R in sophisticated motorsport look with carbon accents.

In Geneva, Volkswagen R GmbH is exhibiting four special interpretations of its successful Golf R model. The concept cars showcase the competence of Volkswagen R GmbH in generating contemporary sports appeal. “Based on the high demand and success of the Golf R, we decided to develop four high-end versions of this vehicle,” says Ulrich Richter, Managing Director of Volkswagen R GmbH.

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Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet is back….

Official Press Release:

Volkswagen kicks off Open Air Season 2011: World debut of new Golf Cabriolet in Geneva

Wolfsburg, 23 February 2011 – In its presentation of the new Golf Cabriolet at the 81st Geneva International Motor Show, Volkswagen is writing a new chapter of a global success story. The four-seater has an innovative soft top with an electro-hydraulic drive that opens the Golf’s top in just 9.5 seconds.

The new Volkswagen’s styling follows that of its hard-top three-door counterpart, but it shows a high level of independence with a new rear section, lower profile roof line and more swept-back angle of its front windscreen frame. The convertible’s image is especially dynamic when ordered with optional bi-xenon headlights. Always a standard feature: the LED rear lights like those of the GTI. Other standard safety features offering peace of mind are the automatically deploying roll-over bar, front airbags, side head/thorax airbags, knee airbag for the driver and ESP.

The new Golf is one of the quietest convertibles today. Its soothing quietness is attributable to the new soft top that was optimised in specific ways. It also has a standard hydraulic drive that opens the Golf’s top extremely quickly. The top can also be opened or closed during driving at speeds of up to 30 km/h.

Ideal for cruising with a convertible are the six turbocharged direct-injection engines whose power outputs range from 77 kW / 105 PS to 155 kW / 210 PS. Four of the petrol engines (TSI) and one diesel (TDI) are available with the DSG dual-clutch gearbox; while three of the engines are available with energy-saving BlueMotion Technology. Just how efficiently the new Golf Cabriolet handles fuel is illustrated by the 1.6 TDI with 105 PS and BlueMotion Technology: It only consumes 4.4 l/100 km (equivalent to 117 g/km CO2).

In Germany, advance sales begin tomorrow with prices starting at 23.625,- Euros. Essentially, all of the features offered in the classic, hard top Golf are also available in the new Golf Cabriolet. The only feature that will definitely not be offered is a sunroof …

More photos after the jump.

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