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Volkswagen MY2008 changes Polo, Golf, GTI, R32, GT Sport, Beetle, EOS, Passat and R36 (Australia)

Polo

The Polo Club 1.4 litre automatic model will now have 59kW of power and 130Nm of torque equaling the output of manual model.

  • The Polo Club 1.4 litre 4 speed automatic has been replaced by a 6 speed automatic transmission.
  • Both 1.4 and 1.6 litre models with 6 speed automatic transmissions are equipped with the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) as standard.
  • The Polo Match 1.4 55kW automatic model has been discontinued.

MY08 Polo Range
Model Code Model Description Transmission Recommended Retail Price

  • 9N30M4/08 Polo Club 1.4 59kW 5 speed manual $16,990
  • 9N30M7/08 Polo Club 1.4 59kW 6 speed automatic (with ABS) $19,490
  • 9N30C4/08 Polo Match 1.6 77kW 5 speed manual $19,990
  • 9N30C7/08 Polo Match 1.6 77kW 6 speed automatic (with ABS) $22,490
  • 9N3024/08 Polo 1.9 TDI 74kW 5 speed manual $22,990
  • 9N36J4/08 Polo GTI 1.8T 110kW 5 speed manual $26,990

Golf

  • All Golf models obtain in dash CD players with MP3 compatibility. Please be aware that this functionality is not available with the optional satellite navigation system.
  • The Golf ‘shark fin’ antenna in conjunction with satellite navigation has been replaced by a rod antenna.
  • Shadow Blue Metallic (ordering code P6P6) replaces New River Blue Metallic in the Golf Trendline and Comfortline model ranges.
  • Blue Graphite Pearl Effect (ordering code W9W9) replaces Shadow Blue in the MY08
  • New generation IV immobiliser*
  • AC button replaces ECON on Climatronic AC controls*
  • Air Quality Sensor with automatic recirculation feature on some models (not Australia)*
  • Change to symbols on indicator and wiper lever*
  • Black centre armrest with fabric covering changed from a ‘fell’ seam to a ‘join’ seam*
  • Optional factory fit telephone preparation only available as dealer fit*
  • RNS 510 satellite navigation system available as a factory order in very limited supply*
  • Steering wheel controls changed from membrane buttons to seperate buttons and change to key operation*

GT-Sport

  • Introduction of new GT-Sport model with both 1.4 TSI and 2.0 TDI 125kW engines.
  • The GT-Sport replaces both MY07 Sportline models and the limited release GT model.
  • The specification of the Golf GT-Sport is based on the Golf GT with the following changes:
    • New grille surround in charcoal (formally body colour) and GT-Sport grille badge.
    • The cloth seat trim has been modified. The cushion and backrest side bolsters are now covered in plain Anthracite trim and not the Red-Anthracite trim like the centre sections of the seat.

Golf GT-Sport 2.0 TDI Engine
4 cylinder inline turbo diesel (Pumpe-Duse) engine with diesel particulate filter
Maximum Power: kW @ rpm 125 @ 4200
Maximum Torque: Nm @ rpm 350 @ 1750 – 2500
Performance 0-100 km/h: 8.2 seconds

GT MY07 GT-Sport MY08
Model Code Model Description Transmission Recommended Retail Price

  • 1K1BT2/08 Golf GT-Sport 1.4 TSI 125kW 6 speed manual $34,990
  • 1K1BT3/08 Golf GT-Sport 1.4 TSI 125kW 6 speed DSG $37,290
  • 1K1B82/08 Golf GT-Sport 2.0 TDI 125kW 6 speed manual $37,490
  • 1K1B83/08 Golf GT-Sport 2.0 TDI 125kW 6 speed DSG $39,790

Golf GTI and R32

  • For MY08 both Golf GTI and R32 models have been upgraded to the large format multi-function display ‘plus’
  • Previously only offered with satellite navigation, the larger display offers increased functionality including audio and convenience menus.
  • The Golf R32 ‘Zolder’ 18” alloy wheel has been replaced by the ‘Omanyt’ 18” alloy wheel design.
  • Walnut wood decorative dashboard and door trim inserts (5MG) are no longer offered as an option for R32.

New Beetle

  • The Metallic and Pearl Effect paint option for both New Beetle and New Beetle Cabriolet has been changed to a recommended retail price of $690 for MY08.
  • This represents a $245 retail price advantage for New Beetle Cabriolet customers and a marginal $40 increase for New Beetle Miami and TDI models.
  • The New Beetle Cabriolet ‘Las Vegas’ 16” alloy wheel has been replaced by the ‘San Antonio’ 16” alloy wheel design.

Jetta

  • Shadow Blue Metallic has been replaced in the MY08 Jetta colour range by Platinum Grey Metallic, ordering code 2R2R.
  • For MY08 all Jetta models have also been upgraded to the large format multi-function display ‘plus’.
  • An aluminium clasp has been added to the (6 O’clock position) spoke of the Jetta steering wheel.
  • All Jetta models receive CD players with MP3 compatibility. Please be aware that this functionality is not available with the optional satellite navigation system.

Eos

  • Samoa Red Pearl Effect (ordering code P3P3) replaces Paprika Red in the Eos model range.
  • Paprika Red can now no longer be forward ordered.
  • Samoa Red has been previously offered on the limited edition Multivan Sport.
  • The Eos in dash CD changer is also now MP3 compatible.
  • From MY08 the Eos is equiped with an ‘automatic kerb function’ which dips the passenger’s side door mirror when reversing.
  • The diameter of the weight and space saving spare wheel has changed from an 18” to a 16” wheel.
  • In addition to the Black/Beige Napa leather combination for the Eos Individual option, an alternative Black/Cinnamon (ordering code IM) 2 colour combination is also now available. Black/Beige Napa Leather Black/Cinnamon Napa Leather

Passat

  • Introduction of the 2.0 TDI 125kW Sedan and Wagon with the same retail pricing and specification of the 2.0T FSI models.
  • The 2.0 TDI 103kW ‘Le Mans’ 17” alloy wheel has been replaced by the ‘Milwaukee’ 16” alloy wheel design. As a result the recommended retail price of the Sedan and Wagon models has been revised to $42,490 and $44,490 respectively.
  • The optional ‘Chicago’ 18” alloy wheels with sports suspension are available for $2,990 on MY08 2.0 TDI 103kW models (all other models $2,490).
  • MP3 compatibility for the (in dash) CD changer including the Dynaudio system.
  • Mocca Anthracite Pearl Effect (ordering code 3Q3Q) replaces Shadow Blue Metallic.
  • The 3.2 V6 FSI ‘Solitude’ 17” alloy wheel has been replaced by the ‘Monte Carlo’ 17” alloy wheel design.
  • All Passat models optioned with electric front seats with memory now feature an ‘automatic kerb function’ which dips the passenger’s side door mirror when reversing.
  • The standard decorative inserts in the dashboard and centre console have changed for MY08. The optional walnut wood and brushed aluminium combination is still available.
  • MY08 Black cloth and leather – ‘Chrome matt’ finish.
  • MY08 Beige leather – ‘Stainless steel’ finish.

MY08 Passat Model Range
Model Code Model Description Transmission Recommended Retail Price

  • 3C2146/08 Passat 2.0 TDI 103kW Sedan 6 speed DSG $42,490
  • 3C2176/08 Passat 2.0 TDI 125kW Sedan 6 speed DSG $44,990
  • 3C21K6/08 Passat 2.0T FSI 147kW Sedan 6 speed automatic $44,990
  • 3C21SQ/08 Passat 3.2 V6 FSI 184kW Sedan 6 speed DSG 4MOTION $54,990
  • 3C5146/08 Passat 2.0 TDI 103kW Wagon 6 speed DSG $44,490
  • 3C5176/08 Passat 2.0 TDI 125kW Wagon 6 speed DSG $46,990
  • 3C51K6/08 Passat 2.0T FSI 147kW Wagon 6 speed automatic $46,990
  • 3C51SQ/08 Passat 3.2 V6 FSI 184kW Wagon 6 speed DSG 4MOTION $56,990

Volkswagen Passat R36
Please note: This information is indicative specification only and is subject to change.
Detailed features and technical data to be confirmed closer to launch.

Key Features

  • Front, side (front & rear) and curtain airbags (8)
  • ABS, EBD, ASR, Brake Assist and Electronic Stabilisation Program (ESP)
  • 6 speed Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG) with 4MOTION all wheel drive
  • R36 specific sports suspension, lowered 20mm
  • Ventilated disc brakes, front and rear with blue brake callipers
  • 18” alloy wheels (Omanyt) with 235/40 R18 tyres (5) and tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Chrome radiator grille highlights and front lower air intake with black grille inserts
  • Radiator grille surround in brushed aluminium finish
  • Rear boot lid/roof spoiler and unique rear bumper with dual chrome exhaust tail pipes
  • Widened side sill panels and wheel arch extensions
  • Metallic or Pearl Effect paint finish
  • Bi-xenon headlights with dynamic and static cornering lights
  • R36 sports seats in ‘San Remo’ combination micro fibre and Vienna leather upholstery
  • 14-way electrically adjustable front seats with electro-pneumatic lumbar support and side bolster adjustment
  • 3 position memory for driver’s seat and door mirrors
  • Heated front and outer rear seats
  • 3 spoke multi-function sports leather steering wheel with aluminium inserts and gearshift paddles
  • Multi-function trip computer ‘plus’ and cruise control
  • Brushed dark aluminium decorative inserts in dashboard and centre console
  • Front and rear aluminium scuff plates with “R36” nameplate in front
  • Anti-theft alarm system with interior monitoring
  • Rain sensing windscreen wipers and automatic dimming rear-view mirror
  • Dual zone climate control air conditioning
  • Luggage cover, partition net and chrome roof rails (Wagon)
  • Coming / leaving home with automatic headlight function
  • Volkswagen Sound – 6 disc CD changer with MP3 compatibility and 250W amplifier with 10 speakers
  • Parking distance sensors, front and rear

Technical Specifications
Engine 3.6 V6 FSI
Transmission 6 Speed Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG)
4MOTION all wheel drive
Max power 220kW (300hp)
Max torque 350Nm
Acceleration 0-100 km/h 5.6 Sedan 5.8 Wagon
Top Speed km/h 250 (electronically limited)

Optional Equipment

  • Electric glass sunroof
  • Dynaudio 600W premium audio system
  • Satellite navigation system with 6 disc CD changer mounted in glove box
  • Automatic opening and closing of the tailgate via remote or button on tailgate (Wagon)

Colour Combinations

EXTERIOR COLOUR

  • Biscay Blue
  • Pearl Effect
  • Deep Black
  • Pearl Effect
  • Reflex SilverMetallic
  • United Grey Metallic

INTERIOR TRIM

  • Black micro fibre / leather
  • Latte Macchiato micro fibre / leather

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