Volkswagen has launched the 2010 BlueMotion Golf in the UK, offering 99g/km CO2 emissions and average economy of 74.3mpg.
Another day, another more frugal car.
VW has been playing the ‘Bluemotion’ card for some time across the range. And each new launch sees a further improvement in emissions and economy. The latest range of BlueMotion cars are the Polo, Golf and Passat Bluemotion which were revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and VW has today released the Golf BlueMotion in the UK.
The launch of the ultimate BlueMotion version of the Golf means that other Golfs in the range will no longer be referred to as BlueMotion, but as ‘BlueMotion Technology’ models to differentiate them from this new Golf BlueMotion.
The 2010 Golf BlueMotion manages to break the 100g/km barrier meaning a freebie VED rate and returns an average of 74.3 mph. As usual, this has been achieved with lowered suspension, stop-start, regenerative braking, longer gear ratios and low rolling resistance tyres. Despite the longer gearing the Golf BlueMotion will still do 0-60mph in 11.3 seconds and top out at 118mph. It’s not going to set your hair on fire, but it’s adequate.
To make the new BlueMotion stand out from the rest of the range VW is fitting a sports styling kit with a bigger rear spoiler, side skirts and sports bumpers. You also get a set of 15″ ”Wellington’ alloys, chrome grill louvres and the requisite BlueMotion badging.
Prices start at £17,325 for the 3 door BlueMotion Golf and rise to £17,910 for the 5 door.