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VW’s all-new premium hatchback Golf Mk VII debuts in mid-March

March 6, 2013

By John Gilbert

PETALING JAYA: VolKswagen’s (VW) soon-to-be-launched Golf Mk VII is an all-new premium hatchback that is expected to appeal to consumers looking for a vehicle that is sleek in design, fuel efficient, environment friendly and practical.

VW distributor Volkswagen Group Malaysia Sdn Bhd (VGM) told The Malaysian Reserve the automaker plans to launch the Golf Mk VII in mid-March, continuing the legacy of its Golf VI, its most successful model ever.

VGM said the new Golf Mk VII is the first VW to be based on the “modular transverse matrix” which has slashed the weight of the new model by 100kg compared to the previous model.

In addition, the Golf Mk VII has been launched with two completely new generations of TSI and TDI engines, and features cutting-edge powertrains, with the latest TSI engine with blue motion technology while its sevenspeed DSG provides dynamic shifting.

In terms of styling, the car showcases perfect proportions, clean lines and surfaces and independence characteristics.

Although the new Golf exhibits exterior dimensions that are nearly identical to those of the previous model, interior space and luggage space is larger, and in terms of safety, the new Golf features the highest level of safety in the compact class with the multicollision brake and proactive occupant protection.

VGM said the new Golf, with its quality innovations and groundbreaking functionality, is the “perfect car” for Malaysians from all walks of life and anticipates higher sales post launch.

The new Golf’s driver-focused interior features a 5.8-inch touch screen with drag and swipe function in media and navigation. It is media ready with standard AUX-in, iPod connectivity and a new platform that vastly improves seating comfort.

Competing with some of the top models in its class such as the Peugeot 308 Turbo, Toyota Prius/Prius Luxury, Honda Civic 1.8S/2.0S/2.0 Navi, Mazda3 1.6SDN/1.6HB, Mitsubishi Lancer 2.0GT, Ford Focus Titanium and Sport, and Lexus CT200h/Luxury/F-Sport, the new Golf is expected to attract not only new customers but also previous Golf drivers who would be looking for new improvements and innovation in the Golf legacy.

This content is provided by FMT content partner The Malaysian Reserve.


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