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Old 19th May 2010, 01:25   #1
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It's the storming hatchback thats heading to the top of the family car leaderboard. This is VWs sensational new Golf the seventh incarnation of one of the worlds most enduring and popular models. And this latest version is set to be the best yet.

Boasting a striking fresh look, all-new lightweight platform and an even more efficient range of turbo engines, the Golf MkVII will be the most desirable compact family car you can buy. Whats more, it will spawn a wide range of variants, including a four-door coup and soft-top convertible.

Reinventing the Golf is oneof the toughest jobs in motoring design and, as you can see from our images, inspiration is likely to come from VWs New Compact Coup (NCC) concept, displayed at this years Detroit Motor Show.

Although the body takes on a more square shape, the headlight lenses house twin circular LED units which help to give the Golf a familiar face. The two-bar upper grille is an evolution of the MkVIs, but at the rear, the tail-lights are again inspired by the sporty NCC, and feature an intricate LED arrangement. As ever, the overall design is chunky yet taut with simple surfaces.

Under the skin lies an all-new platform, which is currently undergoing development. This lightweight chassis, which will also underpin the next Passat, will ensure the Golf is more efficient than ever.

Power will come almost exclusively from small-capacity turbo units, such as the recently launched 103bhp 1.2 TSI found in the Polo. Expect to see petrol and diesel three-cylinder motors, too.

BlueMotion diesels will be the stars of the line-up, offering sub-100g/km CO2 emissions and fuel returns of 80mpg. Also likely is a diesel hybrid, plus an electric version. At the top of the range, the GTI will continue alongside a GTD hot hatch diesel and four-wheel-drive Golf R.

In addition to the five-door shown here, there will be a three-door, estate and four-door coup the latter taking inspiration from the Passat CC. Sun-loving buyers will be pleased that VW is planning a desperately needed, all-new soft-top version, too.

All models will benefit from a wide range of gizmos including automatic parking and traffic sign recognition. The most exciting gadget will be a sat-nav system capable of warning the driver of sharp turns, speed limits and steep hills. But as the current Golf is selling well and was only launched last year the new version isnt expected in dealers until 2012 at the earliest.

Source: Auto Express - New & Used Car Reviews and News
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Not bad eh! Sporty, yet sleek in some aspects.
Whats under the hood?
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Please post pictures of the new Golf.
Not the Polo, please.
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Wow this looks too much like the polo. Way to much infact when you are paying a hefty premium to be different from the polo.
Looks nice nevertheless.
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Whats under the hood?
Nitin, your answer lies already in FZ's post

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Power will come almost exclusively from small-capacity turbo units, such as the recently launched 103bhp 1.2 TSI found in the Polo. Expect to see petrol and diesel three-cylinder motors, too.
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Thats a great looking machine. The rear is so muscular.
Looks very similar to the Polo from the front, much wider though.
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Please post pictures of the new Golf.
Not the Polo, please.
are you sure you see that Golf as a Polo?

or you are being sarcastic in your reply?

Golf Mk7, the Golf Mk6 is still fresh and GTi has been launched lately and Golf Mk6 R is yet to be sold, and VW already has Mk7!

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are you sure you see that Golf as a Polo?

or you are being sarcastic in your reply?

Golf Mk7, the Golf Mk6 is still fresh and GTi has been launched lately and Golf Mk6 R is yet to be sold, and VW already has Mk7!
But all these look just like the Polo modified by a street racer!
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Wow this looks too much like the polo. Way to much infact when you are paying a hefty premium to be different from the polo.
Looks nice nevertheless.
Golf, Polo and the NEW Touareg have this new look which has been introduced and started by Scirocco!
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Golf, Polo and the NEW Touareg have this new look which has been introduced and started by Scirocco!
That is not the new Touareg,and the Mk 7 Golf looks like a rendering.It isn't coming any sooner,just hinting at things to come.
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I guess I saw one of these testing in Pune...was on red plates IIRC.
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well that looks like the NEW TOUAREG to me!

here is another photo of the new look!

you can see it on the YOUTUBE link below.

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Its just a poor PS job done by auto express UK mag on the polo, its nothing new for them, they are known to do that only. Chill, its not coming before 2013.
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well that looks like the NEW TOUAREG to me!
This is indeed the new Tourareg,but not the blue one you posted in your last post,which was just a rendering.And a pretty good one at that!

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Its just a poor PS job done by auto express UK mag on the polo, its nothing new for them, they are known to do that only. Chill, its not coming before 2013.
I'd say the PS job is pretty convincing,not poor! In fact I love Auto Express UK renderings!
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PS Job or not, the rear and side profile of Golf in those Auto Express pictures resembles GP. Is it only me?
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