It does match the test mule interior.
I was browsing pictures of the new Seat Leon and noticed a very Golf VII-looking cluster:
If you guys remember, a Golf VII test mule was spied fitted with an instrument cluster that had an LED gas gauge rather than analog that's really similar to what's in the Leon. I wouldn't be as suspicious, but the Leon is MQB as well. Could the Golf VII share this cluster or have a very similar one?
Just food for thought. I far prefer analog needles for all gauges, just my preference.
On a slightly different topic, I REALLY hope that the rest of the Golf VII looks nothing like this Leon, inside or out. There's no reason to believe that they would look similar, but I just wanted to make my opinion known. The dash has a slightly unattractive case of new Civic, and the C-pillar window was purchased from "me-too" styling. Golf doesn't need either of those.
I'm not that pessimistic about it, actually.
Replace the radio with a high quality, attractive NAV unit, remove the lower cover in front of the shifter, and it would look really nice IMO.
It has the basic lines of the B8 A4 IMO. Needle and gauge layout is even similar, how 0 is at 6oclock position, etc.
I don't think the radio looks cheap at all. It seems to be an improvement over the RNS-315's tiny screen.
Its hard to figure how interior pics will translate anyway.
What I am looking forward to is how it drives... the 200lb reduction, more HP and LSD is what I am looking forward too.
I mainly posted this because I think that the *cluster* might be similar to what ends up in the Golf. And though I'm more fond of analog gauges, the cluster looks nice. I was not, however, suggesting that I like the seat dash, nor was I suggesting that it should or would end up in the Golf.
I think that the Seat dash AND the Golf VII dash are both completely hideous. The dash might work in the Seat, which is supposed to be a less expensive car than the Golf, but that dash design will certainly be my first carp about the Golf VII if that's the real deal.
I despise air vents that sandwich the radio. VW is about 10 years late playing that game, and if they adopt that styling in the new Golf, the interior of the car will scream, "me, too!" which is not a good statement to make for a company who used set the standard for car interiors. If anything, the vents should have been positioned below the radio like Audi does in some of their cars, not around it. That look is a complete ripoff of the grotesque Kia Optima interior. I'm not fond. That dash, if it appears in the Golf, will totally seal the deal on me getting a GLI instead in '13 instead of waiting for a GTI in '14.
Steering wheel also looks a lot like the ones in the 2013 A4's. It's a nice looking wheel, so wouldn't be sorry to see it in a Golf in some form or another.
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