Spyshots: Volkswagen Golf Mk7
However, it’s clear that Volkswagen isn’t following the trend for making smaller cars and has come up with a practical five-door with a big boot and plenty of room in the back.
The Golf 7 is believed to make its full production debut at the Paris Motor Show this September, and we have to admit that we’re a bit nervous. The most popular car VW makes looks a bit dull and oversized.
The seventh generation of the people carrier is based on VW Group’s new MQB platform and will thus be lighter than its predecessor, by about 50kg (110 pounds).
The engine range will include efficient new three-cylinder gasoline units, and will most likely also offer a plug-in hybrid some time in the future. The MQB platform allows for fixed mounting points even for front-drive electric cars, though it’s not clear if VW will want to invest in this technology.
Our photographers have not yet been able to snap the inside of the Golf, but we expect emphasis to be place on a more ergonomic design.
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