Volkswagen Golf Mk7 hatchback was revealed earlier this week and will go on sale this October. This new seventh generation Golf is lighter and more efficient besides. Overall proportions have been modified to ensure that the vehicle is more spacious while the bonnet is lower and front wheels extended to give the vehicle a shorter overhang. Though 2013 Golf was launched as a five door variant in Berlin, a new three door VW Golf has appeared on the configurator website.
The new Golf Mk7 is based on the Volkswagen MQB (Modularer Querbaukasten) Platform which is also seen in Audi A3 and the 2013 Seat Leon including the upcoming Tiguan and Touran. VW Golf measures 5.6cms longer than the current model and is 1.3cms wider and 2.8cms lower with a 5.9cm longer wheelbase. It is constructed out of hot formed steel which also results in it being 100kgs lighter. This translates to better aerodynamics, reduced CO2 emissions and better fuel economy.
Petrol options include, 1.2L TSI offering 85PS and returning a mileage of 4.9 l/100 km (57.6 mpg UK, 48 mpg US and 113 g/km). 1.4L petrol TSI with cylinder deactivation technology will offer 140 PS and a mileage of 4.8 l/100 km (58.9 mpg UK, 49 mpg US and 112 g/km).
In diesel, 2013 Golf will offer 1.6L and 2.0L options offering 105 PS and 150 PS. They will return a mileage of 3.8 l/100 km (74.3 mpg UK, 61.9 mpg US and 99 g/km) and 4.1 l/100 km (68.9 mpgUK, 57.4 mpg US and 106 g/km) respectively. Apart from this, an even more fuel efficient variant of Golf will be offered, Golf Bluemotion. This will be powered by a diesel engine offering mileage of 3.2lt/100km (88.3 mpg UK, 73.5 mpg US and 85 g/km).
New 2013 Volkswagen Golf Berlin world premiere: 7th gen MK7 price announcement later (Photos & Video)
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