Golf Stages Comeback In Toronto
Feb. 11, 2009
VW's new 2010 Golf at the Toronto auto show. Click on images for larger views.
The Rabbit is roadkill as Volkswagen tees up for a new game of Golf.
After a brief three-year switch, the Golf is staging a comeback — if only in name — for its new sixth generation, which made its North American debut today at Toronto's Canadian International Auto Show.
The 2010 Golf will arrive this autumn in two- and four-door hatchback body styles, powered by a 170-horsepower 2.5-liter five-cylinder. Also announced at the show was a Golf wagon, which will replace the current Jetta SportWagen, and the availability of VW's award-winning 140-horsepower 2.0-liter TDI diesel in both the hatch and wagon.
The lone Golf on display in Toronto (pictured here) is a diesel.
Oddly enough, while the name reversal is a go for Canada, Volkswagen hasn't made a decision for the United States. Perhaps this will come at next month's New York auto show.
For background on the Rabbit-Golf-Rabbit-Golf name changes, see our 2006 story: Golf Gone, Rabbit Returns.
Also see: Photo Coverage: Toronto Auto Show