New Volkswagen Golf Mk7 Revealed [VIDEO]

Volkswagen has unveiled the all-new seventh generation Golf at the New National Gallery in Berlin, 36 years after the original model redefined the small family car with over 29 million units sold in six generations.

Visually the new Golf is… a Golf! After all it is an evolution of the previous model, not a revolution. One could even say it looks boring. New Golf has stronger lines and measures 4,255mm (+56mm) long, 1,799mm (+13mm) wide and 1,452mm (-28mm) tall. The light are more angular, bumpers are larger and overall look is a surely sportier. Compared to the previous model the new Golf is up to 100kg lighter thanks to the new MQB platform.

What we do like is the new interior that is a big improvement over its predecessor. There is a newly designed layout with a driver-angled centre console that incorporates touchscreen infotainment on all models.

From launch three different trim levels will be available. Standard feature include air conditioning, metallic accents, power windows, power locks, a folding rear seat and 15-inch alloys.

For the first time, the Golf is also available with driver profile selection, which allows the driver to choose from four modes – Eco, Sport, Normal and Individual; with a DSG gearbox a fifth option – Comfort – is also offered.

All petrol and diesel engines incorporate Stop/Start and battery regeneration systems. From launch two petrol engines will be offered: a 1.2-litre TSI 85 PS unit returning around 57.6 mpg and 113 g/km, and a 1.4-litre TSI 140 PS unit with Active Cylinder Technology, which can deactivate two of the cylinders, and achieves up to 58.9 mpg and 112 g/km.

The launch diesel engines are a 1.6-litre unit with 105 PS, which returns 74.3 mpg and 99 g/km, and a 2.0-litre 150 PS unit which returns 68.9 mpg and 106 g/km.

Starting price of around £17,000 is expected when sales start from October, with first UK deliveries starting in early 2013.

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