Volkswagen just held a small press event in Wolfsburg last week where they gave a thorough technical briefing on the Golf 7. We still have to wait till September 4th to see the final design, but this is a nice breakdown of things we can expect to see under the skin.
Is it September 4th yet?!?!?!?!?!?!
I am eagerly waiting for the pics.
I also love the rumor that the Golf R may be sold throughout most of the MK7 lifecycle.
I suspect we wont be getting many of them.
Besides the old electrical gremlin old VW stereotype is not really true anymore... its 2012 not 1998.
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I'm curious about what the Golf VII will mean for the Jetta VI. I assume that the Jetta will borrow the new engines and radios at the same time that the Golf arrives--2014. But I wonder what (if any) of the new Golf's other gear will transfer?
Btw... I will be very disappointed if the Golf VII's stereo is "sandwiched" between the center air vents as was shown in the picture of the Skoda. VW is more than a decade late to the styling trend. It's too late to change their decision, but I'm just hoping that VW didn't go that route. I'm betting that they did though
*IF* the Golf 7 is built in Mexico as rumors suggest, that means VW is making a big investment in getting MQB component architecture into North America. Logically that means everything will eventually move to MQB including Jetta and Beetle. When that happens though, remains to be seen. We already know that new engine factory in Mexico is going to produce a new 1.8TFSI and the new 2.0TFSI (both have numerous new changes including a liquid cooled exhaust manifold built into the head for example). I would expect the 2.5 inline-5 to go away as the base engine and the 1.8TFSI to replace it across the board. I would also expect the newer 2.0TFSI built in Mexico to go into the Jetta and Beetle.
Lot of things can happen and things change all the time, so we'll have to see.
From the article -
I think this is European cycle testing and when I go to the UK site the current base diesel gets 62.8 combined. 2.0 TDI gets 58.9 combined. Testing is differentThe base 1.4lTSI engine gets 49 mpg and the base diesel achieves 62 mpg
I might be missing something.
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I am less excited about the safety features like the brake assist and more excited that they are finally bringing back the angled dash. One of the features I love in my wife's and my MKIVs is the angle of the dash. It disappointed me to see it gone in the 5 and 6. It might seem silly to focus on that but it makes a difference after having driven so many.
I just hope more of the features outlined for the Euro market make their way to the US. I am always disappointed by what we lose. Here is hoping VW realizes we like many of the same things.
Did I miss it or have prices been omitted thus far? I was planning on running the mk3 till oh say 200 220k. But the mileage on this thing (and having a new car) is very tempting.
And the Avant.
I am a VW Fan, but above all I am a Car Fan.