I am quoting the below Top Gear Article.
The extra weight savings over the current GTI is stated to be 220lbs due to aluminum roof.
Ok I stretched a little on my 250-300lbs... I just need to loose a bit of weight.
Top Gear MK7 Article
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Yeah the camo disquise does a good job of what it's meant to do so honestly if you told me this was an MKVI I'd believe it.
I'm sure the styling won't be drastically different than the current MKVI which to me is a good thing.
So will the MKVII's actually be sold in 2013 or are we going to have to go through the usual waiting game of it coming out a year or two later, after they release it in Europe?
Even if this isnt a base Golf they probably didn't want to show any design cues from the headlights anyway.
Projectors... LED's etc.
Besides on the MK6 GTI and Golf TDI its an option so I would think the MK7 would be the same way.
The longer wheel base gave the designers wings. The car apparently has a cab-forward design allowing a steeply sloped windshield which in return leads to lower roofline. Also, the cammo cannot hide the strong sholder lines. I like what I see.
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The GTI's gonna need more than 230hp to keep up power-wise with the other leading hatches. It should be in the 250-270hp range standard. I've driven the new Golf R and it's nice, but no quantum leap by any means. The car is superior to it's competitors in every other category. An 'R' model should be around 300hp+ by now. The MKIV's came out in the NAR in 2004 (holy sh*t, almost 10 years ago already), and even with a different power plant, they're only making +/- 10 more hp than that model. Come on Volkswagen, 'mo powa!
The MK5 was too expensive to build.
The MK6 Golf was quieter, had a better interior and was cheaper to make than the MK5.
My wife's MK6 golf was much nicer than my MK5 GTI.
Here is a good video explaining.
Here is another good mk5 vs mk6 vid.
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From the "What we know about the 2013 Volkswagen Golf, next-gen GTI" at the AutoECommerce story: http://autoecommerce.org/what-we-kno...-next-gen-gti/
Because of the new manufacturing and material processes, parts costs will be cut by around 20 percent and manufacturing costs will be reduced by one-third, meaning the next Golf should be less expensive than the current model, while packing even more content, providing more power and even better handling. Sell that alongside the current GTI and people will ask, “Why upgrade?” We wouldn’t either, but then again, we’d wait for the next GTI anyway, or maybe that oil-burning GTD…
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^ Looks more like a Ford Fiesta than anything.
I'm not sure what to think about the spy shots. Doesn't look bad, but I'm scared that they will get rid of the rounded headlights and create something similar to those awful renderings of the car.
Also I'm disappointed that they didn't get rid of the shoulder line. The c-pillar looked so much better without it, and it's what gave the MK2 and MK4 such a solid German look.