Carrying on the Inside Line series, we move on from looking at the Hyundai i30, and turn our focus on the daddy of hatchbacks, the Volkswagen Golf. Now in its seventh generation the popular car has always been a firm favourite with high residual values. This month we are focusing on the Mark VI, which continued to carry the baton from the very successful Mark V.
The VW Golf is still considered the king of the hatchbacks, even though it has faced stiff competition from Ford and premium brands Audi and BMW.
Each generation of the Golf is seen as the vehicle to set the new standards for future hatchbacks, and as even the GTI and R models are often highly sought after.
The sixth gen VW Golf was launched in 2009 with a range of powerplants in various guises, including turbo and supercharged to choose from, which included 1.2-, 1.4- or 2.0-litre petrol engines and 1.6- or 2.0-litre diesel options. This variety of engine options has provided some additional challenges.
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