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New York Auto Show: 2015 Volkswagen Golf & GTI

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By William Maley

Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

March 27, 2013

The day has come. Volkswagen has introduced the North American spec 2015 Volkswagen Golf and GTI today at the New York Auto Show. These will be first Volkswagen group vehicles in North America that will be based on the MQB platform.

Three different Golf models will be available. The base Golf uses a new 1.8L turbo-four (goodbye 2.5L five-cylinder) making 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque - which is the same horsepower and seven pound-feet more than the outgoing 2.5L five-cylinder. This can be mated to a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.

Next is the Golf TDI which uses a 2.0L turbo-four diesel engine making 150 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. That can be mated to either a six-speed manual or DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Finally is the GTI which has a new turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder making 210 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Available transmissions include the the six-speed manual or DSG dual-clutch.

Volkswagen isn't saying when the new Golf will arrive, but we expect to be in the U.S. sometime in the first half of 2014.

Source: Volkswagen

2015 Vollkswagen Golf Lineup 2
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William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.com or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.

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I am glad a base Golf 2-door is still available. This is another VW icon, and I love the quarter glass kink of the 2-door, it harks back to Mk I.

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