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    Thread: Golf 7 Test Mules Out and About

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      06-28-2011 11:51 AM #1
      Spy photographers in Europe have started spotting Golf 7 test mules out and about. While we can tell nothing whatsoever about the exterior design of the new car, we can see some mechanical changes. Volkswagen goes to great lengths to hide their future products and these cars are no exception...

      FULL STORY and PHOTOS


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      06-28-2011 12:29 PM #2
      Damn, and I just got a MkVI GTI a year ago. I feel like Volkswagen has been taking the Google Chrome approach to cars lately, constantly tweaking, and increasing the version number quickly. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

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      06-28-2011 12:34 PM #3
      Sounds like the Golf will become appreciably larger- wonder if that ripens the case for the Polo?
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      06-28-2011 12:50 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by ASurroca View Post
      Damn, and I just got a MkVI GTI a year ago. I feel like Volkswagen has been taking the Google Chrome approach to cars lately, constantly tweaking, and increasing the version number quickly. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
      It only seems that way because North America usually gets models a few years late.

      Quote Originally Posted by Dan Halen View Post
      Sounds like the Golf will become appreciably larger- wonder if that ripens the case for the Polo?
      Wonder what happens to the weight?
      Quote Originally Posted by rich! View Post
      i'd lock this thread but i have no clue how...

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      06-28-2011 01:00 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by KahviVW View Post


      Wonder what happens to the weight?
      Yeah, it'll be interesting to see. I know Audi's starting to get into more advanced weight-saving materials, but I figure it's still cost-prohibitive on the bread-and-butter Golf.
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      06-28-2011 02:02 PM #6
      Like was already mentioned, the increases in dimensions are overall fairly small. VW is also talking up more lightweight materials and better economy, so I don't worry too much.

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      06-28-2011 02:15 PM #7
      that rear spoiler is ugly
      I am all for wider track, and less weight. If you make it longer, make it shorter(meaning, not as tall)

    8. 06-28-2011 02:26 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by chisai88 View Post
      that rear spoiler is ugly
      If you mean the one with the 3rd brake light, it's the same one the current Golf has.

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      06-28-2011 04:00 PM #9
      VWOA Product Planners for the Golf please read

      If VWOA brings this to the states with an "Americanized" flavor (See: 12' Passat) I'll be pissed!

      We want À la carte options back (here for 2011 but gone for 2012) and more colors too


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    10. 06-28-2011 04:07 PM #10
      I'm am keeping my fingers crossed for the 2.5T in the next Golf/Jetta R. Great power, good milage, big power with a tune and one of the best exhaust notes around! Come on VW make a proper R car and stop watering down the American market. Hell start making them in Chattanooga so we don't get killed by the exchange and get better options!

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      06-28-2011 09:04 PM #11
      Awesome! They almost have it looking less like a Chevy Aveo!


      Maybe someday they will go more retro and realize the IV was better.

      Wait a sec...they must already have realized that, since they designed the Golf24 around the IV platform...

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      06-28-2011 10:31 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by hubris007 View Post
      Awesome! They almost have it looking less like a Chevy Aveo!


      Maybe someday they will go more retro and realize the IV was better.

      Wait a sec...they must already have realized that, since they designed the Golf24 around the IV platform...
      What are you talking about?

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      06-29-2011 12:43 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by jamie@vwvortex View Post
      What are you talking about?
      I've yet to figure out why they took the fantastic, unique style of the MKIv and manage to make it look more and more like a Chevy Aveo with every new model...


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      06-29-2011 08:51 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Dan Halen View Post
      Sounds like the Golf will become appreciably larger- wonder if that ripens the case for the Polo?
      A Polo would be nice.

      I'm liking the rear arches on the MK7.

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      06-29-2011 10:35 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by hubris007 View Post
      I've yet to figure out why they took the fantastic, unique style of the MKIv and manage to make it look more and more like a Chevy Aveo with every new model...

      [picture with obnoxious watermarks]
      What are you talking about?
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      06-29-2011 10:40 AM #16
      if this ends up being the final product, i'll be kind of dissapointed...it doesnt have a distinct enough change to it that it totally blows the mkvi out of the water. I mean, look at past years and the intense body/interior changes that have happened...a bit wider and longer, ok, but everything else looks identical. Maybe they realize they did it right with the VI, but they still could do some other things to change it up A LOT

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      06-29-2011 10:44 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Tan View Post
      if this ends up being the final product, i'll be kind of dissapointed...it doesnt have a distinct enough change to it that it totally blows the mkvi out of the water. I mean, look at past years and the intense body/interior changes that have happened...a bit wider and longer, ok, but everything else looks identical. Maybe they realize they did it right with the VI, but they still could do some other things to change it up A LOT
      Test mules this early on are known to be constructed with tweaked current-gen sheetmetal. I personally don't expect a radical change in aesthetics for the seventh Golf, but that really doesn't mean anything as I have no information one way or the other about the car.
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    18. 06-29-2011 10:46 AM #18
      My God people...this is NOT the look of Golf 7, but the cover up. New technology in old body.

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      06-29-2011 12:21 PM #19
      i saw one of these in Phoenix, AZ about 2 months ago and even posted a video on here that i took. It was 4am and the lighting was bad, but it had the same widened rear arches as the car in the pic but no exhausts or badging at all.
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      06-29-2011 12:27 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by jbaumann View Post
      If you mean the one with the 3rd brake light, it's the same one the current Golf has.
      I don't want that ugly spoiler on the GTI. The golf one is hideous.



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      06-29-2011 01:14 PM #21
      HITCH FAIL Come on VW really.
      well atleast we know it's a boy (and happy 2 see ya)

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      06-29-2011 01:26 PM #22
      Surprised no one mentioned the return of the 1.8T for the U.S.

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      06-29-2011 01:34 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by DaWolfsburg View Post
      Surprised no one mentioned the return of the 1.8T for the U.S.
      yeah, more info on this engine please??

    24. 06-29-2011 01:36 PM #24
      I'm sure it's not the old 1.8T that we know and love. It did say an FSI 1.8T, should be exciting

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      06-29-2011 01:46 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by RAD32 View Post
      HITCH FAIL Come on VW really.
      well atleast we know it's a boy (and happy 2 see ya)
      That's a European hitch- you know, for utility and all that useless stuff...

      As is quite obvious from the vehicle in the photo, beauty isn't at the top of their list. This is being taken way too seriously.
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      06-29-2011 03:02 PM #26
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      Quote Originally Posted by rich! View Post
      i'd lock this thread but i have no clue how...

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      06-29-2011 03:56 PM #27
      i miss the old days when a new generation actually looked new

    28. 06-29-2011 06:54 PM #28
      The question I have is if the Golf wagon will be based on this model and get ALL the updates that the MK VII Golf will get (as opposed to the current Golf wagon that only gets SOME of the MK VI updates). I hope it will get all the updates. The following link has info on the MK VIII Golf (next, next generation).


      http://www.motortrend.com/future/fut...out/index.html

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      06-29-2011 09:22 PM #29
      i'm confused, does no one realize that this is drive-train / power-train testing and not cosmetic / body /aero? if so

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      06-30-2011 10:03 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by NuespeedGTi View Post
      i'm confused, does no one realize that this is drive-train / power-train testing and not cosmetic / body /aero? if so
      You mean the new 7's won't have hose duct taped to the sides of them? DAngit! I thought they were gonna give the new model pressure sensing tires.

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      06-30-2011 10:42 AM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by KahviVW View Post
      Some of the comments
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      They better be sending us GTI's made in germany. I dont wanna hear that they are being made in the new factories in Mexico. Not that its a big deal, I drive a MK4, but I love the fact that the GTIs are 100% German as of late.
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      06-30-2011 10:49 AM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by hubris007 View Post
      I've yet to figure out why they took the fantastic, unique style of the MKIv and manage to make it look more and more like a Chevy Aveo with every new model...

      I don't see it. I think the Golf V broke the Golf IV look completely. But when the GOlf VI came out I think it brought the design back to an evolution of the Golf IV.

      Design is obviously subjective, but I think VW redeemed themselves with the Golf VI.

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      06-30-2011 01:27 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by jamie@vwvortex View Post
      I don't see it. I think the Golf V broke the Golf IV look completely. But when the GOlf VI came out I think it brought the design back to an evolution of the Golf IV.

      Design is obviously subjective, but I think VW redeemed themselves with the Golf VI.
      Agreed , which is why i'm looking at the Golf R and MKVI as a replacement to my MKIV jetta.

      Also agree with KahviVW, some of the comments are round this thread. I do recall seeing some concept drawings of the mkVII last year... link to article ... which should give the people angry about duct tape coming stock on the MKVII something to cheer about.

    34. 06-30-2011 10:55 PM #34
      forget the mk7, lets see 1552 do a wide body kit for the mk6! i like those rear flairs!

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      07-01-2011 10:38 AM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by !monkey View Post
      i miss the old days when a new generation actually looked new
      Not sure if you're being sarcastic or not, but judging by some of the comment in here I should clarify that the exterior of the car you see in these photos is NOT the Golf 7. VW goes to great lengths to wrap Golf 6 sheetmetal around a Golf 7 chassis.

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