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2010 Geneva Motor Show Preview: Volkswagen CrossGolf

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Following on from the reveal of the CrossPolo last week, Volkswagen has now taken the covers off its new CrossGolf, which is also scheduled to make its world debut next week at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. The latest addition to the Golf family brings the model tally to six, with the range now including the standard Golf, longer wheelbase Golf Plus, Golf Variant wagon and the sporty Golf GTI and new Golf R.

Like the CrossPolo, the new CrossGolf is essentially a five-door hatchback with a raised ride height and a rugged all-terrain look. However, it is not based on the standard Golf but rather the slightly larger Golf Plus.

The engine lineup consists of compact turbocharged gasoline and diesel engines, with outputs ranging from 105 horsepower in the base model to 160 horsepower in the range-topper. A six-speed manual comes as standard but customers can opt for Volkswagen’s brilliant seven-speed DSG dual clutch transmission.

Key design elements include the unique bumpers, finished in an anthracite color and fitted with fog-lights and larger intakes. Moving to the sides, the CrossGolf also gets black wheelarch extensions, new side sills, silver side mirrors and 17 inch alloy wheels. Options include leather trim, bi-xenon headlights, a rearview camera and Volkswagen’s nifty Park Assist feature.

There are currently no plans to bring the new Volkswagen CrossGolf to the U.S. but we will likely see the Variant wagon version of the regular Golf make its way into local showrooms eventually.

[Volkswagen]

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