Volkswagen Golf Mark 5

The MkVI Volkswagen Golf will make its debut in October this year, which should lead to the next generation Volkswagen GTI soon after. The MkVI GTI should result in a few MkV GTIs to appear on the second hand market, something thats apparently quite a rarity in Malaysia – it seems everyone is just really really happy with their MkV!

But that’s not the point of this story. What we have here is a detail revealed about the most baseline of Golfs, which will feature a 75 horsepower 1.0 litre or 1.2 litre TSI engine, depending on whether Volkswagen finally decides on a 3-cylinder or 4-cylinder displacement, according to Volkswagen powertrain research manager Wolfgang Steiger.

A 1.2 litre inline-3 should be likely, as Volkswagen has already introduced a new 1.2 litre inline-3 petrol engine with the fourth generation SEAT Ibiza not too long ago. This new engine will not appear in the initial MkVI Golf line-up, only to be added earliest in 2009.