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      09-04-2012 04:04 PM #1
      In an effort to try and put all the information we have on the Golf 7 in one place, here are links to what we've published so far on the newest generation Golf.

      GTI Press Materials and Photos from European Launch

      GTI First Official Photos and Information

      GTI Concept

      First Official Photos and Information

      First Two-Door Golf Official Renderings

      Golf 7 Technical Preview

      MQB Component Platform Technical Article




    2. 09-04-2012 04:11 PM #2
      Beautiful

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      09-04-2012 04:19 PM #3
      meh

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      09-04-2012 04:19 PM #4
      well done

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      09-04-2012 04:20 PM #5
      More evolution than revolution....was hoping for something better....not an evolution of MK5 to MK6 to MK7....

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      09-04-2012 04:23 PM #8
      i loved the mk6 why was it so short lived? any way this doesnt look bad either, the interior is real nice, but i dont get the short life span of the 6 while other generations went on for at least 5.5 years from what i understand

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      09-04-2012 04:25 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by odawg753 View Post
      i loved the mk6 why was it so short lived? any way this doesnt look bad either, the interior is real nice, but i dont get the short life span of the 6 while other generations went on for at least 5.5 years from what i understand
      I'm guessing because it was more of a face lifted mk5 than an actual new car.

      This looks good! Reminds me of Audi A3 though haha
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      09-04-2012 04:31 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by Robny View Post
      More evolution than revolution....was hoping for something better....not an evolution of MK5 to MK6 to MK7....
      I agree with you, BUT I think the revolution for the MK7 is what is under the skin. The platform is huge for VW and will make for a great ride, but on the outside it is not radically different.

      Looks like a Golf to me so can't wait to see the GTI (and R at some point)

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      09-04-2012 04:32 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by odawg753 View Post
      i loved the mk6 why was it so short lived? any way this doesnt look bad either, the interior is real nice, but i dont get the short life span of the 6 while other generations went on for at least 5.5 years from what i understand
      cutting manufacturing cost down and make it more stream line of using parts among Seat, VW Audi and skoda...
      Last edited by paul99; 09-04-2012 at 04:35 PM.

    12. 09-04-2012 04:37 PM #12
      The 2 door is going to be interesting. I'm trying to picture what the side view of the 2 door is going to look like with that new longer hood.

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      09-04-2012 04:40 PM #13
      this car should have been the mk6
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      09-04-2012 04:41 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Robny View Post
      More evolution than revolution....was hoping for something better....not an evolution of MK5 to MK6 to MK7....
      The Golf's design has always been about evolution rather than revolution. Mk8 will be another evolutionary step, too.

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      09-04-2012 04:54 PM #15
      Front and side views are nice. The rear: not so much. Not really feeling the taillights.

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      09-04-2012 04:58 PM #16
      I am not liking the blue. The silver however, looks really good. I expect the GTI and R will exploit some of the interesting body features, which appear somewhat subdued in this model.

    17. 09-04-2012 05:00 PM #17
      I'd like to see a picture of it next to an MK6 to see how much the proportions have changed. The amount sounds subtle but could be very noticeable next to the last gen.

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    19. 09-04-2012 05:09 PM #19
      OK - so I like the looks. The fender flares in the back are subtle but they'll look great on the GTI.

      I'm pumped about the lighter weight but the 222hp that I'm reading in most articles is a real let down. VW could dominate the hot hatch market with more power.

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      Glad VW is back to angling the dash to the driver.

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      09-04-2012 05:25 PM #22
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      09-04-2012 05:27 PM #23
      Looks great. Very clean and well-resolved.

      Evolutionary, but that's okay with me because I love the MkVI design.
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    24. 09-04-2012 05:33 PM #24
      The big question is... What will come here to the U.S.? Are we gonna get the big screw job that we normally do? Like giving us huge wheel gaps, cut out great tech, and strip out all the great options that the european market will get. I really hope that VW changes that here in the states this time around.

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      09-04-2012 05:37 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by DaWolfsburg View Post
      Glad VW is back to angling the dash to the driver.
      Funny how opinions differ. I really don't like that look. What if you want your navigator to control that stuff?

    27. 09-04-2012 05:39 PM #27
      Meh, don't know what to think of it. The c pillar is an definite improvement over the MK6, but that's about it. The tail lights look good from the side, but weird from behind. The headlights are meh. They should have kept them rounded; they were a signature trait of the Golf.

      Hard to really judge the overall look of the car, though, since these images have the **** photoshopped out of them.

      edit: just found some real life pics; looks much better.
      Last edited by snakeye; 09-04-2012 at 05:42 PM.

    28. 09-04-2012 05:40 PM #28
      I like it and some version of this will likely be my next car.

      Make mine a 2.0 TDI (with the next generation engine that doesn't have the issues that the Mk6 has had!) Highline 6-speed manual.

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      09-04-2012 05:42 PM #29
      Very nice evolution to the car. Love the sharper design lines and much more athletic look! Home run in my opinion.

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      09-04-2012 05:45 PM #30
      Just keep in mind guys that this is just a 4-door Golf similar to this:



      versus:




      We still haven't seen the two-door let alone the GTI yet.

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      09-04-2012 06:09 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by odawg753 View Post
      i loved the mk6 why was it so short lived? any way this doesnt look bad either, the interior is real nice, but i dont get the short life span of the 6 while other generations went on for at least 5.5 years from what i understand
      Not necessarily. The MK5 came out in 2006, MK6 in 2010, MK7 2014. Sounds about right.

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      09-04-2012 06:10 PM #32
      So I've got maybe a year and half before I can get my GTD here in the US? And it will look like this?

      I can work with that.

    33. 09-04-2012 06:14 PM #33
      let me guess... no LED tail, ugly headlights with yellow side markers, no euro cup holder what else am I missing?

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      09-04-2012 06:42 PM #34
      it does make the mk6 look outdated

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      09-04-2012 06:42 PM #35
      I'm assuming this is a 3D rendering error, and there won't be cruise control buttons on the turn signal stalk AND the steering wheel?

      Quote Originally Posted by dreidreisieben View Post

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