2015 VW Golf To Be Launched In New York

Volkswagen will hold the North American unveiling of the next generation of its popular Golf hatchback at the New York auto show.

Yes, the TDI version will be back.

The 2015 Volkswagen Golf is said to be bigger inside and out, lighter, more fuel efficient, and safer than the vehicle it replaces.

Volkswagen also said the seventh-generation Golf is the first to use the new MQB components matrix and will offer new safety features-such as collision avoidance and lane departure systems-as well as new engines and infotainment options.

At the New York International Auto Show, Volkswagen is debuting all three of the Golf versions that will go on sale next year: the entry-level TSI model; the TDI Clean Diesel; and the sporty GTI.

The TSI and GTI use new versions of the EA888 turbocharged and direct-injected four-cylinder engine, while the TDI gets the new EA288 diesel engine.

Not expected to be seen yet is the plug-in hybrid version of its Golf to be launched to Europeans and Americans in 2014, possibly as a 2015 model year.

The New York auto show will be held end of March.

The 2015 Golf will go on sale in the first half of 2014 and will be built at Volkswagen’s Puebla, Mexico, factory.