The all new Volkswagen Golf has been unveiled in Berlin. The seventh generation Golf builds on the success of its predecessors, of which over 29 million have been sold, bringing new levels of comfort, practicality, safety and efficiency to the class.
The all-new Volkswagen Golf has been unveiled in Berlin, 36 years after the original model redefined the small family car. The seventh generation Golf builds on the success of its predecessors, of which over 29 million have been sold, bringing new levels of comfort, practicality, safety and efficiency to the class.
New production techniques contribute to the Volkswagen Mk VII Golf being up to 100 kg lighter than the car it replaces, helping to make it up to 23% more efficient than before. The new Golf is also safer than ever, thanks not just to a stronger body structure but also to a raft of standard and optional passive and active safety systems.
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. Each of these modes alters the throttle mapping and engine management to the chosen style, so in Eco mode the engine management, air conditioning and ancillary systems are controlled to achieve maximum fuel efficiency.
Further details on the new Volkswagen Golf will be revealed at the Paris Motor Show. The car will go on sale from October, with the first UK deliveries expected in January 2013.
By Geraldine Ashton Green
Tue, 25 Sep 2012