Car Leasing Trend: the New Vw Golf

By: Daniel Lamb

One look at the new Volkswagen Golf and you will notice that the car leasing trend in most hatchbacks is veering towards a more modern look for all types of vehicles. However, the Golf is not your typical hatchback; so not typical that we won't be seeing much of it until 2009. It seems the car leasing trend for this model was put aside when VW recently assigned a new boss to take control of the company. And take over he did, starting with a review of all future plans for all models under the VW flag.

Now, while this may explain a lot about the delayed and anticipated release of the new VW Golf, it doesn't explain why designers have gone through the car leasing trend of making it look like a VW Scirocco. This, however, tells us that there have been physical changes to the new Golf, especially how it looks like from the front of the vehicle. These are, of course, just prototype looks and much can be changed before it goes into production before the 2009 release.

The Golf 2009 from the rear, however, will retain much of its shape. It will be slightly raised and will sport a vertical tailgate. Sporty and a little square, the risen back also hints that passengers in the back will most definitely have more headroom. This is actually quite obvious from the outside as the new Golf does seem a little chunkier than older models. However, this seems to be the car leasing trend nowadays, and this is already seen in cars like the Honda Jazz (Honda Fit in the U.S.) and the Toyota Yaris (also known as the Toyota Belta or Toyota Vitz).

The Golf 2009 will be available I 3-door and 5-door versions when it's released, the latter further rumored to be released in 2010. Although details on the engine are still sketchy, the car leasing trend seems to be that the1.4 liter gas-powered version will find its way under the hood, promising at least 120 horsepower. A 2.0 liter gas version will not be much of a surprise either. For those who are into diesel-powered cars, it looks like the Golf will not disappoint, with diesel versions patterned after some of VW's SUV models.

Price for a car this great in such a small package? We assume it will be a lot less than $30,000, probably reaching that limit with the car leasing trend fittings and trimmings.

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