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New Additions to the Volkswagen Golf Range: Special Model Edition and Pacific with Extra Value and Comprehensive Safety



11th April, 2008

Volkswagen Golf - 'Edition' and 'Pacific'

Since its introduction in May 1974, the Volkswagen Golf has established itself as a best-selling car for Volkswagen both in and outside of Germany. And that's been the case for more than three decades, in spite of the ever increasing volume of competition. The Golf possesses a genuinely classless status that crosses all social borders. Its owners value their car for its authenticity, its comfort, its safety and its unbounded suitability for everyday use as well as for perfect attention to detail, high standards of material quality, and the general ease of travel, which the Golf enables.

Thanks to its technical qualities and sovereign good looks, the fifth generation Volkswagen Golf, introduced in October 2004 in Australia, has assumed an enviable position in the world market.

To continue the trend, Volkswagen Group Australia has introduced two special models for the outstandingly successful Golf. Namely, the ‘Edition’ and ‘Pacific’. The two new versions provide a refreshing appearance offering a significant level of equipment and Electronic Stabilisation Programme (ESP), now standard across the entire Golf range.

Golf Edition

The new Golf Edition shows the evolution of a classic Volkswagen; Bristol 15 inch alloy wheels and body coloured enhancements give the exterior its new appeal. The interior echoes polished flair, with matt chrome decorative inserts, multifunction steering wheel and anthracite/grey cloth trim upholstery. The Electronic Stabilisation Programme (ESP), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), with Electronic Brake pressure Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist and 6 airbags give control in any driving situation.

Golf Pacific

The new Golf Pacific includes all the features of the Edition and more. It combines luxurious style with the confidence of authentic on-road safety. You’ll instantly recognise the Golf Pacific as a charismatic car that’s ready for action. With anthracite sports cloth upholstery, cruise control and rain sensing wipers, it makes driving the Pacific a breeze. Body coloured exterior styling, front fog lights and Mugello 16 inch alloy wheels, along with the characteristic ‘Pacific’ tailgate badge, all highlight this car’s stylish pedigree.


The Golf sets high standards for passenger protection. It offers comprehensive safety equipment in all versions with Electronic Stabilisation Programme (ESP) including Brake Assist and ABS, standard across the range. In the passenger compartment, the Golf is equipped with front, side, and curtain airbags, safety optimised head restraints, three-point seat belts with tensioners as well as pedals that retract in the event of a crash. In the rear, three head restraints and three-point seat belts protect the occupants. The crash behaviour of the body structure achieves the highest score of five stars in the Euro-NCAP test.



1.6 Edition

Volkswagen’s latest innovations to this superbly engineered 1.6 litre petrol engine ensure smooth motoring with 75 kW of power and 148 Nm of torque. Transmission options are a 5-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic.

1.9 TDI Edition

Along with impressive torque and compelling performance, you’ll enjoy even greater fuel efficiency and a smaller environmental footprint with Volkswagen’s 1.9 litre turbo diesel injected (TDI) Edition. The cleaner-burning 77 kW TDI engine offers you exceptional fuel economy of just 5.5L/100km* in the 6-speed manual, making trips of 1,000 kms possible on a single tank.
(* Fuel consumption figures according to Australian Design Rule (ADR) 81/01.)

2.0 FSI Pacific

FSI is Volkswagen’s innovative direct petrol injection technology, injecting fuel into the cylinders in acutely precise amounts, to reduce petrol consumption, while increasing performance. The 2.0 FSI engine produces 110 kW of power at 6,000 rpm and 200 Nm of torque at 3,500 rpm. You can combine it with the 6-speed manual transmission or the automatic 6-speed Tiptronic transmission with Dynamic Selection Programme (DSP).

2.0 TDI Pacific

The 2.0 TDI engine combines Volkswagen’s acclaimed Pumpe-Düse design with multi-valve technology, to deliver a torque that will compete with many V6 petrol engines. You’ll enjoy 103 kW of power at 4,000 rpm and an enormous 320 Nm of torque from as low as 1,750 rpm.

Selected Specification Summary

Golf Edition
Items in BOLD are additional features above the current Golf Trendline models

Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Brake Assist
Electronic Stabilisation Programme (ESP)
Front, side and curtain airbags
Semi-automatic air conditioning
‘Edition’ anthracite and grey cloth trim
Bristol 15” alloy wheels
Radio/CD player with MP3 compatibility and 8 speakers
Electric windows
Electrically heated and adjustable door mirrors
Multi-function trip computer
Multi-function leather steering wheel
Leather gear shift knob and handbrake lever with grey stitching
Height and lumbar adjustment for front seats
Remote central locking
Body coloured bumper inserts, door mirrors/handles and body side strips
Front centre armrest
Matt chrome decorative inserts in dashboard and doors
‘Edition’ badge on tailgate

Selected Specification Summary (above Edition features)

Golf Pacific
Items in BOLD are additional features above the current Golf Comfortline models.

Mugello 16” alloy wheels
Dual zone climate control air conditioning
Front sports seats with height and lumbar adjustment
Anthracite sports cloth upholstery
Multi-function trip computer ‘Plus’ (large format)
Front fog lights
Rain sensing windscreen wipers
Automatically dimming rear-view mirror
Automatic headlights with coming/leaving home function
Titanium decorative inserts in dashboard and doors
Cruise control
Illuminated vanity mirrors
Rear seat centre armrest with load through provision
‘Pacific’ badge on tailgate

Brake Assist
Electronic Stabilisation Programme (ESP)
Body coloured bumper inserts, door mirrors/handles and body side strips
(These features are standard on Pacific and additional to the Comfortline models)

Golf Edition and Pacific Options

Electric glass sunroof
Front fog lights (Edition)
Leather upholstery (Pacific)
Metallic/Pearl Effect paint
Parking distance sensors, rear
Satellite navigation system RNS510
6 disc CD changer (only in conjunction with RNS510)

Model Description and Recommended Retail Pricing (RRP)

Golf 1.6 Edition 5 speed manual $25,490
Golf 1.6 Edition 6 speed Tiptronic $27,790
Golf 1.9 TDI Edition 6 speed manual $27,990
Golf 1.9 TDI Edition 6 speed DSG $30,290

Golf 2.0 FSI Pacific 6 speed manual $29,990
Golf 2.0 FSI Pacific 6 speed Tiptronic $32,290
Golf 2.0 TDI Pacific 6 speed manual $32,490
Golf 2.0 TDI Pacific 6 speed DSG $34,790

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