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News from around the automotive world today indicates the next-generation Volkswagen Golf will be six months behind schedule.

The sixth-generation Golf was expected to appear early next year at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland. Instead Volkswagen has pushed the début to the Paris Motor Show in September next year. Production will begin in early 2009.

The Golf has long been Volkswagen’s most prominent model with strong sales worldwide. The range includes everything from naturally-aspirated front-wheel-drives to turbo, dual-charged and all-wheel-drive performance variants.

2006 Volkswagen Golf R32

Rumours suggest the the delay is due to Volkswagen’s new boss, Martin Winterkorn, having doubts about the new Golf’s design. Apparently he has asked the design team to make some changes before the car hits production.




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