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The 2012 Volkswagen Golf, now available at Scottsdale VW dealers, has an impressive balance of an easy ride, enjoyable to drive, and a classy interior. The golf is available with two different engines: a 2.5-liter inline 5-cylindr engine and a 2.0-liter TDI clean Diesel engine. Both engines are available with an optional 6-speed automatic transmission; however the standard engine is paired with a standard 5-speed manual transmission while the diesel engine is paired with a standard 6-speed manual transmission. The Volkswagen Golf also has an excellent fuel mileage with an estimated 23 mpg city/33 mpg highway for the standard engine and 30 mpg city/42 mpg highway for the diesel variant.

Phoenix Volkswagen drivers will appreciate the standard 2.5-liter gasoline engine accelerates quickly with a 0-60 mph time of 7.8 seconds for the 5-speed manual and 8.1 seconds for the 6-speed automatic. The tiptronic automatic transmission delivers smooth transitions between gears whether left to its own capabilities or chosen by the driver via the gearshift or steering wheel paddles. Steering response is crisp and handling corners was a breeze. The Golf is said to offer sophistication unmatched in its class.

Inside the Golf has features including hands-free phone capability, climate control with pollen filter, touch-screen navigation system, touch-screen stereo and heated front seats.  The Golf is roomy and the passenger space equals or is at least competitive with the other major players in its niche. Getting in and out of the car is easy even with the sporty seats. The driver seat and the passenger seat are adjustable eight ways and the tilt and telescope steering wheel allow even the tallest driver to fit perfectly.

The Volkswagen Golf also is complete with multiple top of the line safety features, including an Intelligent Crash Response System. The ICRS unlocks the doors, shuts off the fuel pump, and turns on the hazards lights right after the airbags have been deployed in a crash.  The Golf also comes equipped with an Electronic Stability Control, which prevents oversteering or understeering during an evasive maneuver by applying corrective forces to each of the wheels. The Crash-optimized front end is an impact-absorbing element that allows for compression during a collision, minimizing the amount of damage that will make it to the driver. All of these safety precautions have made the Volkswagen Golf a 2012 Top Safety Pick.

So come down to Chapman Volkswagen and check out the new 2012 Golf!

Chapman Volkswagen Scottsdale has always been behind VW’s Think Blue campaign. The campaign’s goal is to create environmentally friendly products and solutions, encourage more eco-conscious behavior and contribute to a sustainable future. VW Scottsdale is doing this by offering a lineup of TDI models which utilize diesel fuel while still offering substantial speed. The TDI stands for Turbocharged Direct Inject.  Contrary to the typical beliefs diesel fuel has been shown to run cleaner, more efficiently, and also reduces the amount of fuel needed, making it a perfect fuel alternative.

“Volkswagen offers four models in the TDI family that all have extraordinary fuel efficiency and still cater to all different types of needs in a vehicle,” says Chapman Volkswagen General Manager Rolland Schreiber.

The first model offered is the Volkswagen Passat SE TDI Sedan. The Passat not only boasts a dual-zone climate control and Bluetooth connectivity, but also an impressive 31 mpg city and 43 mpg highway. You have the option of getting the slick direct-shift gearbox, or DSG, which is a twin-clutch, 6-speed manual transmission that shifts electronically.

The second model available is the Volkswagen Golf TDI. This VW comes with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. You have the choice of a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed dual-clutch automated manual. Both choices produce 140 horsepower at 4000 rpm. The Golf TDI has an EPA-estimated 30 mpg city and 42 mpg highway.

The third model is the Volkswagen Jetta TDI sedan. The newly redesigned 2012 VW Jetta is powered by a 2.0-liter diesel 4-cylinder that generates 140 horsepower and 177lb-ft of torque. The engine options include a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The Jetta offers 30 mpg city and 42 mpg highway and comes standard with a navigation system, iPod input, satellite radio, and a stability control system.

The final model Volkswagen Phoenix dealers offer in the TDI line is the Jetta SportWagon. This fuller size vehicle offers 42 mpg highway which equates to about 609 miles in one tank while still offering a substantial amount of storage space. The engine delivers 140 horsepower and 236 lbs/ft of torque which means a lot of power right from the start-up. You also have the two options of the 6-speed manual transmission or the 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Visit Chapman Volkswagen and check out the style and performance that awaits drivers who choose diesel.