VW Golf VI Now Available with LED Rear Lights

Volkswagen Golf GTD with bi-xenon-headlights
Volkswagen Golf GTD with bi-xenon-headlights


Volkswagen Golf fans will probably be cheering over the latest offering from VW.  Rear LED lights for the Golf VI are now optionally available for €350 but come standard on the Golf GTD, Golf GTI and Golf R.

The company uses 48 light emitting diodes to make the four curve-and-dot shapes seen in the photos.  These lights are covered in a smoked lens, giving a very recognizable look that should not blind tailing drivers.

Aside from looking good, they also light up 0.2 seconds faster than normal incandescent lights.  VW believes this technology has a safety impact, claiming that "at a speed of 100 km/h it is equivalent to 5.6 meters braking distance."  Of course, this depends on how hard you hit the brakes.

Volkswagen is also making available Bi-Xenon headlights for 1,295 Euros. Optional for all Golf VI models, except Golf R which has them standard, the high intensity discharge lighting system comes equipped with dynamic cornering light, which adjusts the light beam angle in conjunction with the steering angle. They also adapt the light beam's peripheral range relative to the car's speed depending if it's city or highway driving. For example, in city traffic - up to 35 km/h - the lane boundary on the driver's side is illuminated much brighter.


Published Dec 10th, 2009 1:00am By Zack Newmark
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SkadV8 SkadV8
They can put jet exaust in the back it always be peoples car - car for poor.
Jan 6th, 2010 10:35pm
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GTurbo GTurbo
It merely shows why, at long last, the Polo has finally stolen the Golf's thunder! Observe new Polo front and rear design treatment with LED lights and you will see why the mk6 Golf is an uninspiring design. The Scirocco beats both hands down with or without LED lights!
Dec 14th, 2009 11:43pm
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leerosky leerosky
Hey guys Bi-Xenon headlights and LED taillights are nice. I personally dont have a VW, I do have a 99 Corolla with Bi-xenon headlights. They are great for anytime driving spcially at night now if you dont levelized the headlights they the way they should of course you will blind oncoming traffic. Actually I'm thinking to intall LED's in my taillights too and the LED could only blind people when a car stops otherwise they dont and the reason they are brighter is that people see when the car is braking, thats common sense some incandescent bulbs when u hit the brake sometimes its hard to see the difference so led n bixenon are good for me
Dec 12th, 2009 8:30am
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benz_man benz_man
All cars sold in the US with HID headlamps are (and have always been) required to have an auto-leveling system that levels the HIDs in real-time with input from the front control arms. The modifications you performed on your Toyota to include HIDs are (9 times out of 10) poorly aimed because the "aiming" action of an HID lamp falls squarely on the reflector and headlamp assembly design, which must be significantly different from the design in a Halogen lamp assembly. Also, Bi-Xenon refers to HID "dipped" and high beam operation. It is easy (relatively speaking) to design a low-beam HID unit because HIDs require a "warm up period" that is incompatible with the inherently quick-switching nature of the high-beams purpose. Therefore, most manufacturers who provide Bi-Xenon lights rely on the same bulb and projector lens to handle both dipped and High beam operation. A "filter" is partially placed over the HID bulb to provide low "dipped" beam operation, and the filter is subsequently removed to provide High beam operation. I say this to say, Bi-Xenons available for a Golf is a significant event, flagging the proliferation of this once reserved technology (Maybach, 745) to the "everyman". If things keep going like this, the Golf VIII will auto-stop for emergencies and parallel park itself too!
Dec 14th, 2009 3:24am
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mb74 mb74
Listen up all you haters. VW's Golf Kicks butt full stop. These are a nice addition, which will impress the drivers amongst us to enjoy this brilliant car, even more... The comments:...Not news worthy...gay?...Golf 7...How smarmy and ridiculous you sound. It is a car fans website not the bloody Pulitzer!
Dec 12th, 2009 5:02am
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Deutsch100 Deutsch100
LWKH...I don't see how LED taillights are "gay". I don't see how automobile taillights are someone's sexual orientation. Dude, a pretty immature and childish comment. Sad, actually!
Dec 12th, 2009 12:38am
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RzGTmorio RzGTmorio
I like rear lights of this Golf VI (six)
Dec 12th, 2009 12:27am
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bmwaddict bmwaddict
Woooow! I was hopping so much for this to get onto the Golf VI (six). Now I'm truly convinced to buy one and live happily ever after. Thanks VW so so much.
Dec 11th, 2009 3:28am
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What's the news here?
Dec 10th, 2009 10:39pm
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9TNine 9TNine
No doubt introduced to help finance the purchase of the 19.9% stake in Suzuki...? (My bicycles have LED rear lights... for the past few years now!)
Dec 10th, 2009 9:03pm
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SirTristan SirTristan
Dec 10th, 2009 6:02pm
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carbonsigma carbonsigma
Good to see that they've tinted the tail lights - some new cars with LEDs are blinding, eg: Merc E-Class, Audi S4.
Dec 10th, 2009 4:16pm
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CarFan56 CarFan56
Yes, the golf never changes. When you put this next to the first generation golf the inside and outside and both the exact same.
Dec 10th, 2009 11:58am
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James2911 James2911
Um not really.
Dec 11th, 2009 4:41pm
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alex_w115 alex_w115
They should call it the Golf 7.
Dec 10th, 2009 11:02am
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booost booost
Dec 10th, 2009 6:22pm
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bone91 bone91
WOW! so whats new again?
Dec 10th, 2009 8:59am
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chris25 chris25
They are in the mood for christmas so that your car will like christmas tree.
Dec 10th, 2009 8:48am
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PawL PawL
I hope they'll put some LED taillights on the Scirocco too. Also covered in smoked lens
Dec 10th, 2009 7:38am
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Dragos_DreS Dragos_DreS
Well if it has LED rear lights, let me quickly run out and buy one.
Dec 10th, 2009 7:13am
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CarFan56 CarFan56
Worlds largest automaker
Dec 10th, 2009 6:50am
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carbonfibreguy carbonfibreguy
But it's not the best.
Dec 10th, 2009 10:06am
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benz_man benz_man
Trickle down...
Dec 10th, 2009 6:27am
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2010S5 2010S5
And there is an article on this because....?
Dec 10th, 2009 6:27am
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afterace2 afterace2
it's only shows how lame they were not making them available before
Dec 10th, 2009 6:26am
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quailallstar quailallstar
Ass whipe, VW offered them in the previous generation Golf (MKV) as well...
Dec 11th, 2009 1:16am
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