Volkswagen has unveiled the CrossGolf, the sixth vehicle in the Golf family, at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. The latest addition joins the standard Golf, longer wheelbase Golf Plus, Golf Variant wagon, Golf GTI and new Golf R.
Like the CrossPolo, the CrossGolf is 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 105 horsepower (base model) to 160 horsepower (range-topper). A six-speed manual comes IS standard but a seven-speed DSG dual clutch transmission is optional.
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.
Like other VWs available in the Europe only, Volkswagen does not have plans to distribute the CrossGolf in the United States.