Paris Motor Show LIVE: 2013 Volkswagen Golf 7 unveiled image

The new generation of the Volkswagen Golf, the MK7, has been officially presented to the public in a five-door hatchback version during the 2012 Paris Motor Show.

After it was unveiled a few weeks ago in Berlin, the new generation of the Volkswagen Golf is being placed into the spotlights once again, this time with the German based automaker bringing it to the 2012 Paris Motor Show. The new Golf is riding on the MQB modular platform, the same one which made its debut on the 2013 Audi A3 earlier this year and also the same one which will underpin future models coming from Volkswagen or its brands.

The Volkswagen Golf 7 is 4,255 mm long (+56 mm0, 2,637 mm wide (+59 mm), 1,452 mm tall (-28 mm) and the interior space for the front passengers has increased by 14 mm, while the rear legroom is plus 15 mm. VW says that the new Golf generation will be offered in three trim levels, the Trendline, which will be offered as an entry-level, the mid-range Comfortline and the top version, the Highline. All versions of the new Golf 7 are equipped with the stop/start system and battery regeneration in standard. You can find out more about the new VW Golf by clicking this link.