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Volkswagen Golf Mk6: High-Tech Safety, “World Car of the Year” Winner

Today we propose to remember the six-generation Volkswagen Golf, a high-end car in terms of safety and comfort technologies.

The manufacturer produced 2.85 million Golf Mk6s from 2008 to 2012. It is distinguished with a number of new driver assist technologies, innovative for that time, and pioneering drive systems.

The model got the highest five-star rating by result of EuroNCAP crash tests. It also won the “2009 World Car of the Year” award.

Golf Mk6 annual figures


  • new TSI engines;
  • first VW Golf with Common Rail TDI turbo diesel injection engine;
  • adaptive cruise control (ACC);
  • Hill Start Assist;
  • dynamic cornering light;
  • adaptive chassis control (DCC);
  • Keyless Access locking and starting system;
  • knee airbag as standard;
  • LED reversing lights;
  • navigation system with touchscreen;
  • Park Assist;
  • energy recovery mode;
  • rear view camera.
  • Start/Stop system.


  • fourth Golf Variant;
  • sixth Golf GTI;
  • comeback of the Golf GTD.


  • third Golf R;
  • new Cross Golf edition.


  • fourth Golf Cabriolet;
  • Golf GTI Edition 35.


  • phasing out after 2.85 mln vehicles sold, launch of the Golf Mk7.

The next-generation Volkswagen Golf debutes tomorrow.

Since the first generation launch, 35 million cars have rolled off the assembly line worldwide, 26 million of them at the main Wolfsburg plant.

VW started to prepare the new Golf production in summer 2019. It is currently in the run-up phase.

8,400 employees work exclusively on the Golf just in Wolfsburg. The first vehicles will reach dealer showrooms in Germany and Austria in early December.

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