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Old 3rd April 2013, 18:25   #31
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You are absolutely right. The Golf MK7 and Octavia 3 share the same platform.
MODS there is some confusion as two sets of photos have been posted, the first set of photos are of the new Golf mark 7, but the second set of photos are of Golf mark 6.

please remove the second set of photos.

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MODS there is some confusion as two sets of photos have been posted, the first set of photos are of the new Golf mark 7, but the second set of photos are of Golf mark 6.

please remove the second set of photos.
What Mikon posted in the opening post is Golf MK7, which shares the same platform with Octavia III. The picture on 2nd page is an old news (from 2011), when they were doing similar test runs for the Jetta.
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What Mikon posted in the opening post is Golf MK7, which shares the same platform with Octavia III. The picture on 2nd page is an old news (from 2011), when they were doing similar test runs for the Jetta.
Thanks for the support. I also wrote the same thing.

anyway, thats a very clever way of testing the new octavia 2013, by using the similar vehicle..Golf!
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Thanks for sharing. When did this start? On my most recent trip 2 weeks back I did not face any issues.
I read it in the newspaper. Below is also an article which speaks about it.

http://articles.timesofindia.indiati...e-rural-police
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Did the driver of the car confirm it was a test mule Or was it just an imported car?
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Did the driver of the car confirm it was a test mule Or was it just an imported car?
It is a test mule car. Confirmed by the driver.
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That's true; however the no-launch plans was confirmed by the gentleman himself. It comes with a very higher price tag too. Fingers crossed!
It is expected that he won't confirm any launch plans.
What price did he allude to?

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It is a test mule car. Confirmed by the driver.
Thanks for clarifying.
We can only pray it is launched in India in near future, the current Polo sales haven't been motivating for them to do get a hot-hatch here.
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It is expected that he won't confirm any launch plans.
What price did he allude to?

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He confirmed that they are not launching the golf in India (as of now)
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A friend spotted the same car in Mumbai yesterday near CST.
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Seeing a lot of them in UK. all are 2Ltr TDIs. Looks good in hatch back segment. But this will be a costly one even if they are going to launch in india. I think it may be priced in sedan segment and dont expect much in sales. And there is a sport version of golf which is one amoung the most beautiful hatchs i have seen
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My brother caught a glimpse of the Golf around Churchgate two days back. Am attaching two pics. Couldn't snap a complete pic though.
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Its all agreed that the Golf 7 and Octavia 3 (and Seat Leon) share the same platform and the engine, but would they perform in a similar manner on a road test?

I mean the difference in their weight to power ratios, mechanical set ups etc, will all these differences make a difference in their performances during the road tests?

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I was driving from Pune to Mumbai and stopped in-between for refreshments (Actually stopped to avoid the fine on the expressway )

Suddenly this beauty came. It was driven by a German(?) gentleman from VW.
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Thanks mikon. I have a question, In comparison to a Polo how much bigger was it? or if you're unable to tell then, How much smaller than your vento?

Here's one from tg:
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Thanks mikon. I have a question, In comparison to a Polo how much bigger was it? or if you're unable to tell then, How much smaller than your vento?

Here's one from tg:
I felt it is bit wider and roomier than polo.
Around 70 to 80% length of vento. (though i didnot park my car besides it)
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I have a question, In comparison to a Polo how much bigger was it? or if you're unable to tell then, How much smaller than your vento?
Just for comparison, its actually slightly wider than the current Jetta, and have almost identical wheelbase.
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