I have to admit that I didn’t listen to much of the speech that went along with the North American launch of the 2010 Golf at the Toronto Autoshow earlier this week. Instead, I was deep in thought of my own Golf memories dating way back to 1981 or so. I spent so much time with the two Mike’s, taking stock GTI’s and making them go faster. I think we built 4 of them in total. Those first gen pocket rockets went a long way towards forming the car fanatic that I am now. I wondered if the car beneath the satin sheet would influence the young car guys of today in the same way.
The version on display is a 5 door TDI model. There is no mistaking it for anything other than a modern Golf and you know that all the usual varients (including GTI) will follow.
Check out more shots from the reveal after the break, along with the official Volkswagen press release after the break.