The Volkswagen Golf Mk6 (or VW Typ 5K or MK VI) is a compact car, the sixth generation of the Volkswagen Golf and the successor to the Volkswagen Golf Mk5.
It was unveiled at the Paris Auto Show in October 2008. Volkswagen released pictures and information on August 6, 2008, prior to the official unveiling.
The new Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet was presented at the 2011 Geneva International Motor Show.
The four-seater has a soft top with an electro-hydraulic drive that opens the Golf’s top in 9.5 seconds. The top can also be opened or closed during driving at speeds of up to 30 km/h (19 mph).
After a nine years without a convertible Golf, it was the first Cabriolet model under the Golf family since 2002.
A facelifted variant Mk5 Golf Variant model was introduced in 2009 as the Mk6, despite carrying the front fascia, interior styling, and the drive line from the new Golf, the underpinnings are based on its fifth-generation predecessor.
It is sold in the US as the Jetta SportWagen, in Mexico and Canada as the Golf Wagon and in South America as the Jetta Variant or Vento Variant.
In December 2008, a facelifted version of the Golf Plus was revealed at the Bologna Motor Show, featuring a revised front end, similar to the Golf Mk6, but still largely retaining the design of the rear end and the interior of the Mk5 based vehicle.
In 2014 the Golf Plus was replaced by the MQB based Golf Sportsvan, which was originally shown as the Sportvan concept.
Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn announced Golf Twin Drive plug-in hybrid concept based on Mk5 Golf, which uses 2.0 L 91 kW (122 hp) I4 turbodiesel and 61 kW (82 hp) electric motor with lithium-ion batteries. The car can run about 50 kilometres on battery power.
The combined power is 128 kW (174 PS).
Golf GTI “Wörthersee 09” (2009)
There was much speculation about this vehicle, with uncertainty surrounding its name. Golf R20 was the most common name used prior to the Frankfurt Motor Show.
Once finally unveiled by Volkswagen at the Frankfurt IAA, on 15 September 2009, it was confirmed the R32 replacement would simply be called the Golf R.
Following Volkswagen’s 30th anniversary edition GTI, the 35th anniversary was remembered with the GTI Edition 35.