The VW Golf MK7 comes with more than some slight changes, based on the company’s latest reports. Besides the new facelift technology, this vehicle is enhanced with several new infotainment systems, gesture control, and semi-autonomous systems.
Also, the exterior has been slightly changed, as the new Golf MK7 comes with a sleek design thanks to its new rear and front bumpers, LED headlights, and LED taillights. It is worth mentioning that the lights for daytime have been integrated into the LED headlights.
This model will come in many colors, while it has a new alloy design as well. Regarding other upgrades, the company will use a 1.5-litre petrol TSI which makes 148hp backed by the Active Cylinder Management system.
Thanks to this new feature, the engine can close two cylinders, meaning that users will avoid unnecessary fuel consumption. Another great thing about the new Golf MK7 is that it comes in two variants with another engine option.
The Bluemotion version is basically just like the first engine, but this one makes 128hp. According to Dr. Frank Welsch, VW Board Management Member, the company’s plan was to manufacture a fuel-efficient vehicle, and the result was the latest Golf MK7.
Let’s not forget about the GTI because VW has upgraded the powertrain of this model which currently makes 226hp (the standard version), and 241hp (the Performance). In addition to this, this vehicle won’t retain the 6-speed DSG, which will be replaced with a dual-clutch 7-speed gearbox.
However, the best thing about the latest Golf MK 7 are the high-tech onboard options. They include Emergency and Trailer Assist, Emergency Braking, Pedestrian Monitoring, Lane Assist, Park Assist, Rear Traffic System Alert, Trailer Stabilization, Driver System Alert, and Automatic Braking System for Post-Collision among others.
This model sports a generous 9.2-inch Full HD display, which will come with various features such as voice, touch, and gesture control. According to Dr. Herbert Diess, Chair of the VW Management Board, the company aimed to hit the markets with an interconnected, safe, and smart vehicle.
Diess further adds that VW will release next year ten new vehicles and many significant upgrades in the existing ones, while the company’s main goal is to renew its entire car fleet by 2020. The advanced sales of the new Golf MK 7 will start next month. Also, VW will release a new e-Golf a few days from now.
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