The new generation of the 2013 Volkswagen Golf 7 has been unveiled today by the German based automaker in Berlin. European sales will start in November and in the rest of the world, next year.
After starting its public life while being spied, teased and eventually leaked, the new generation of the Volkswagen Golf, the MK7, which is wearing the 2013 model year in its name, is being placed into the spotlights for the first time, with the carmaker pulling the wraps off its body.
Just like initial rumors were saying, the all-new Golf 7 is riding on the MQB modular platform, and the model has grown in size but, in the same time, lost some weight, about 100 kg, and this is helping it cut down on CO2 emissions and improve its fuel consumption.The new Golf is the second Volkswagen Group vehicle based on the new architecture, following the Audi A3.
The Golf has its public debut at the Paris auto show in late September.
Safety and innovation
Multicollision brake – The multicollision brake automatically brakes the vehicle when it is involved in an accident to significantly reduce its residual kinetic energy.
Proactive occupant protection (PreCrash) – If the proactive occupant protection system detects a potential accident situation – such as by the initiation of hard braking via an activated brake assistant – the seatbelts of the driver and front passenger are automatically pretensioned to ensure the best possible protection by the airbag and belt system.
Adaptive cruise control – ACC maintains a preselected speed and a defined safe distance and automatically brakes or accelerates in flowing traffic.
Front Assist – The system continually monitors this distance and warns the driver of any front-end collision that is imminent if no action is taken; it does this by applying a noticeable brake pressure, even if ACC is deactivated.
City emergency braking function – The City Emergency Braking function automatically initiates braking at speeds below 30 km/h to avoid an imminent frontal collision.
Fatigue detection – Detects waning driver concentration and warns the driver with an acoustic signal lasting five seconds. A visual message also appears in the instrument cluster recommending a break from driving. If the driver does not take a break within the next 15 minutes, the warning is repeated once.
Progressive steering – the new optional steering system in the Golf operates with a progressive gear ratio, which always represents a compromise between dynamic performance and comfort.
Electric parking brake
Dynamic Light Assist – Light Assist
VW Golf 7 Technical details:
* based on the Modular Transverse Matrix
100 kg less compared to old model (MK6) :
Up to -6.0 kg = Electrical
Up to -40.0 kg = Engines
Up to -26.0 kg = Running gear
Up to -37.0 kg = Superstructure
Dimensions: 4,255 mm long ( +56 mm ), 2,637 mm width (+59 mm), 1,452 mm height (-28mm)
Interior space: + 14 mm front passengers | +15 mm more legroom back
Variants: 3 variants: Trendline(base model), Comfortline and Highline (top model)
At launch, the range will kick off with a pair of turbocharged petrol engines: a 1.2-litre unit making 85bhp and a 1.4-litre boasting 138bhp. Diesels will major on 1.6 and 2.0-litre capacities. The 1.6 is a lightly reworked version of today’s unit, while the 2.0 is a heavily revised version of the current engine. 1.6 liter diesel:103bhp ; 2.0 liter diesel: 148bhp
* all engine versions are equipped with a standard stop/start system and battery regeneration
GTI version 165kW 2-litre TSI engine ( unconfirmed yet ) – VW plans to launch both petrol-electric hybrid and all-electric E-motion versions of the new Golf ( unconfirmed yet )
New VW Golf 7: