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Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 2020 review

Posted On: 4 Dec 2019   |   Posted By: Autocar

Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 2020 review

New engine technology aims to restore credibility for TDI power, and the Mk8 Golf benefits handsomely
Not so long ago, if you wanted an everyday car with good performance, excellent fuel economy and even better ergonomics, you bought a turbodiesel Volkswagen Golf. British roads overflowed with these cars, whose relative dullness, it seemed at the time, was the reasonable price to pay for vice-free motoring in many other respects. But we all know what happened next, and lately the pick of the Golf's engine line-up has been the 1.5-litre TSI - a smooth-spinning, downsized petrol that for the eighth-generation car has also been fitted with 48-volt mild-hybrid tech.It's unlikely any diesel-propelled Golf will ever again enjoy such popularity, but the Mk8 version is nevertheless here and, according to Volkswagen's engineers, TDI power is now even cleaner than the equivalent petrol model. That's because a new ‘twin-dosing' system hits exhaust gases with AdBlue upstream of not one but two selective catalytic...

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