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VW reinstates old diesel units

FLEET demand for Volkswagen's new diesel engine technology has led to the re-introduction of 'old' diesel technology models in the Golf for a limited period. Last year Volkswagen launched its 'Pumpe Duse' - or 'unit injector' technology - in the Golf, Bora and Passat, where the 115 bhp powerplants replaced 110 bhp TDI engines.

However, this week Volkswagen's head of fleet services, Vince Kinner, has written to fleet customers saying that demand for the Golf hatchback GT TDI 115 bhp powered by the 1.9 litre 115 bhp PD diesel engines had 'far outstripped production', causing a lengthy waiting list.

In a bid to ease waiting list times GT versions of the Golf powered by the TDI 110 bhp are being built for 'a limited period'. On the road prices for the 'relaunched' model are £16,495 for the three-door and £17,115 for the five-door - a saving of £480 over 115 bhp versions. About 1,300 units will be produced during the summer and are now available for ordering with some cars already at showrooms.

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