VW CrossGolf

Production Cars 1 Oct 2006
VW CrossGolf

After the CrossPolo, VW unveils the CrossGolf, a crossover vehicle positioned between a SUV and a MPV. These segments represent an important niche in the European market: in 2005 they sold in total nearly 2 million units.


The CrossGolf debuts at the Paris motor Show and will go on sale on November 2006.

From the official Press Release:

Design

Volkswagen CrossGolfOn the exterior numerous modifications distinguish the
CrossGolf from the classical GolfPlus design, such as the new CrossGolf “Ice Silver” color, new bumpers and
the integrated coverings from a
carbon fiber in “Anthracite Satin Effect” color. The side
sills, wheel arches, door frame and bumpers are covered.

In the front-end, the body covering frames the lower-set radiator air
inlets in the front and the fog lights integrated there as standard
equipment. The mid-section of the bumper was designed in the
style of an underride protection; it is kept in a silver shade. Its
V-shape is continued in the contoured sweep of the engine hood.

Rear section features a bumper with a stylized underride
protection typical of SUVs; this
element dominates the bumper due to its large width and underscores the
powerful appearance of the car.

Volkswagen CrossGolfThe standard roof railing is finished in “Brilliant Chrome” silver.
In terms of design, the 17 inch light alloy wheel rims are also
related to the wheels of the CrossPolo. Apart from these light
elements, it is again the contrast to the dark coverings that
gives the silhouette of the CrossGolf its own unique character.

The wheel arches were also covered similar to the successful
CrossPolo. The protective covering in easy terrain goes from the
wheel arches into the sides of the bumpers and over to the side sills.

These in turn have a strong effect, because the lower door
frames are also covered and visually form a single unit with the
arches.

Along with the side trim that is also reinforced, this
provides effective protection against the denting that can occur
on mean city streets when the doors of parallel parked cars are
opened carelessly.

Interior

VW CrossGolf - InteriorThe interior trim was specially
developed for the new model, including materials and
coloring of the seat and door coverings and the dashboard
appointments in silver metallic.

The cabin has many functional features like folding tables and storage pockets

The combination of
comparatively high dashboard and raised seating position 7.5 cm
higher than the “classic” Golf (plus 8.5 cm in the back) creates a
feeling of spaciousness similar to that offered by a compact SUV. This impression reinforces the interior height of 100.7 cm (97.6 cm
in back).

Depending on position
of the back seat,
the volume of the cargo area can vary between a minimum of
395 and a maximum of 505 liters. If the back seat rests are folded
down completely up to 1,450 liters of cargo volume is available.

Technical Features

The front-wheel drive only CrossGolf is based on the Golf Plus.
Characterizing
the CrossGolf here are special side coverings, independent
bumpers and 20 mm higher ground clearance, including
17” wheels and much more.

For the European market launch in November the CrossGolf

will be available with two gasoline-powered engines
(1.6 + 1.4 TSI) and two turbodiesel engines (1.9 TDI + 2.0 TDI)
with output ranging from 75 kW / 102 PS to 103 kW / 140 PS.

Like all Golfs, the new model will have the ESP stabilization
system including counter-steering feature and trailer
stabilization, ABS along with brake assistant and six airbags as
standard equipment.

(Source: Volkswagen)

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