Volkswagen May Debut Hardcore Golf, Mini-Scirocco At Frankfurt: Rumour Photo:
Tony O'Kane | May, 12 2009 | 0 Comments

Volkswagen is rumoured to be prepping not one, not two, but four new cars for unveiling at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September, with a hardcore Golf expected to drop alongside an all-new pickup, a Golf wagon and a Polo-based and Scirocco-inspired hot hatch.

The Volkswagen Robust will essentially be a productionised version of the VW Pickup Concept that we saw at the Melbourne Motor Show earlier this year, which admittedly already looked showroom-spec when the covers were whipped off.


Meanwhile, the Golf Variant will be a stretched and enlarged version of the new Golf VI, and will sit above the Golf Plus in VW's hierarchy.

But what if you yearn for something less practical and crave something more visceral? If the rumoured 132kW Polo-platformed mini-Scirocco doesn't take your fancy, then we bet the 195kW 'Golf R' probably will.

The smaller of the pair is tipped to be powered by a 1.4 litre turbocharged four-pot pinched from the Golf VI, while the Golf R is expected to feature a two-litre turbo four with the wick turned all the way up.


Will we see any of them here? The Robust may eventually find its way to Australian shores, but at this stage it's too early to say for the rest of them.

The two hot hatches may get nixed, but we're hoping that won't be the case.

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