Volkswagen Reveals The Seventh Generation Golf

Volksvagen shows us the all-new seventh generation Golf model that is bigger and lighter than the outgoing sixth generation.

The new Volkswagen Golf is just revealed in Berlin and the German automaker claims that the latest version of their best-selling model brings “The new levels of comfort, practicality, safety and efficiency to the class”. But before we will go any further, we want you to know that it is the European version of the Golf. It means that the interior and exterior are almost the same as the upcoming United States Golf version, but there likely will be different engine options.

The customers from Europe will be able to choose from a variety of different engines. There are a gasoline TSI 1.2 liter engine with 85 hp, a 1.4 liter gasoline TSI with 140 horsepower, a diesel TDI 1.6 liter with 105 horsepower and also a diesel 2.0 liter TDI with 150 horsepower. We are almost sure that the diesel 2.0 liter TDI will be still available in the United States and we hope that the old 2.5 liter gasoline five-cylinder inline will be changed to a new four-cylinder inline 1.8 liter turbo engine. They will likely keep the five-speed manual as standard transmission and also there should be a dual-clutch DSG unit as an option.

The new Golf has larger dimensions outside and inside, but it also has 220 pounds lighter weight than sixth generation due to the new MQB structure. So thanks to the weight reduction we will have better fuel consumption, but Volkswagen didn’t reveal the official numbers for the United States. In fact, the design of exterior is not much different than the otgoing model design, but now it looks more streamlined and much sleeker. The wheelbase of car was stretched a little and the front and rear overhangs are shorter. The hatchback is also lower and wider, so it looks more sporty now.