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2015 Volkswagen Golf perfects its swing

2015 Volkswagen Golf perfects its swing

Forty years ago, the VW Golf arrived on our shores. Tagged as “Rabbit” from 1975 to 1984, the spunky little hatchback proved a worthy successor to the beloved Beetle.  The seventh-generation version continues those winning ways. Bigger, lighter and more fuel efficient, the 2015 Golf comes with either two or four doors and —for the first time ever — turbocharged, direct-injected engines. Buyers can choose either a 1.8-liter four-cylinder (with a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission) or a new 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel (with a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission). The 1.8-liter gas engine produces 170 horsepower...