Volkswagen AG

10/22/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/22/2019 17:19

Countdown to the new Golf: Golf Mk6 – high-end in a compact format

  • 24 October 2019: two days to go until the global debut of the eighth-generation Golf
  • Golf Mk6 marked the breakthrough of high-tech safety and comfort technologies
  • Technically pioneering Golf Mk6 was crowned 'World Car of the Year' in 2009

2.85 million Golf Mk6 vehicles were produced between 2008 and 2012. Golf generation number 6 once again represented a leap forward in terms of safety: the still laser-welded body scored the maximum of five stars in the EuroNCAP crash test with flying colours. An armada of new assist systems also premiered in this Golf - they marked the breakthrough of high-tech safety and comfort technologies.

Assist systems, such as Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Park Assist, the automatically steering park assist system, Hill Start Assist and convenience technologies including DCC adaptive chassis control made the 2009 'World Car of the Year' the most progressive Golf at this point in time. Also on board as standard or as an option: features, such as the start/stop system and energy recovery mode, the knee airbag and dynamic cornering light as well as LED tail light clusters.

In terms of quality, the interior of the Golf Mk6 was also considered pioneering. Drive systems became ever more efficient: new TSI engines - turbo-charged petrol engines - and the conversion of turbo diesel injection (TDI) engines from unit injector technology to the Common Rail system also guaranteed more dynamism and comfort while simultaneously cutting consumption. Even if the Golf Mk6 is only available as a used car nowadays - thanks to its outstanding product characteristics and its superior, timeless design it will continue to form a part of our everyday streetscape for a long time to come.

Golf Mk6 annual figures


  • First Golf with Common Rail TDI
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Dynamic cornering light
  • Adaptive chassis control (DCC)
  • Keyless locking and starting system Keyless Access
  • Knee airbag as standard
  • LED reversing lights
  • Navigation system with touchscreen
  • Park Assist
  • Energy recovery mode
  • Rear view camera system
  • 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


  • Production phased out after 2.85 million Golf Mk6 vehicles, launch of the Golf Mk7

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