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Volkswagen MK7 2013 Review

The seventh edition of Volkswagen Golf goes beyond its predecessor. Continuity is the topic addressed by the new Volkswagen Golf in the latest chapter of its history of success. Exterior design stays true to the iconic Volkswagen hatchback line, while the nucleus reborn on a new platform: MQB.

Unmistakable, attractive, performant – these are the words that best describe the new Volkswagen Golf Mk7.

Volkswagen Golf Mk7

Volkswagen Golf 2013 Mk7

Its highly stylized interior exudes premium quality. In the center you’ll find a 5, 5.8 or 8 inch touchscreen display similar to the one found on your smartphone (map navigation system or for browsing music albums).

The console has a 64 GB hard drive and USB ports allowing other tablets and smartphones to be connected.

Volkswagen MK7 2013 Interior

The interior space was reconfigured as the traditional handbrake disappeared and new ergoActive seats adjustable in four directions with massage function were added, bringing more comfort to the driver.

Multifunction steering wheel allows adjustment of infotainment functions and incorporates, for the first time, cruise-control paddles.

  • The design has not undergone major changes, but the car looks more sporty and aerodynamic than before. Lights have been upgraded and now appear sharper and more prominent under a discrete grid. With a few mm changed here and there, its drag coefficient was improved by 10% while the trunk was supplemented with 30 liters, reaching a volume of 380 liters.

Unlike generations five and six, the new Volkswagen Golf is the first to benefit from MQB, the innovative technology platform (Modularer Querbaukasten) invented by the VAG group, currently available on the new Audi A3.

MQB architecture involves equipping the car with an engine disposed transversely, not longitudinally. This translates to lowered vehicle weight, engine type adaptability to new MBO units (either petrol or turbo-diesel).

Thanks to this revolutionary platform, and the use of lightweight and ultra-resistant materials at a rate of 28%, Volkswagen Golf weighs about 220 lbs less than the previous series making the grand total of just 2310 lbs!

Volkswagen Golf MK7 Interior

Volkswagen Golf MK7 Interior

Volkswagen MK7 2013 Technologies

In terms of new technologies now available on Volkswagen Golf Mk7,  drivers and passengers have never been more surrounded by protective and warning systems:

  • XDS electronic differential lock;
  • Multicollision Brake
  • PreCrash – a system which detects an impact, automatically closes windows and tensions all seat belts;
  • Lane Assist – warns the driver if he leaves the lane involuntarily (or without signal);
  • Adaptive Cruise Control – automatic acceleration and brake function;
  • Front Assist – function that detects the distance to the car in front, warns the driver and brakes;
  • City Emergency Brake – will even stop the car at speeds below 18 miles/ h if a collision is imminent (implemented also on up! and Touareg models);
  • Dynamic Light Assist – Adaptive headlights function;
  • Electric Parking Brake – Electric parking brake with auto-hold, which besides utility contributes to the development of space between the front passengers;
  • Optical Parking System – automatic parking pilot with car top view;
  • Traffic Sign Recognition – recognizes traffic signs and gives you warnings;
  • Fatigue detection system – a system that monitors the driver’s fatigue level.

Volkswagen offers a premier giving you 4 standard driving styles to choose from, and a fifth one only available with DCC adaptive chassis. The driver can choose between Eco, Sport, Normal and Individual and of course, Comfort (with the DCC chassis).

New Volkswagen Golf MK7 Profile

Volkswagen Golf MK7 Profile

All engines are available with Start & Stop function and brake energy recovery. The petrol engines are turbocharged and direct-injected, with power ranging from 85 to 140 hp.

First, we have a 1.4-liter TSI engine that comes with cylinder deactivation technology providing 140 hp and a consumption of 1.27 gallons/60 miles.

Cylinder deactivation technology means that two of the four cylinders will turn off automatically when the engine is kept at constant speeds between 1,400 and 4,000 rpm.

Diesel engines are exclusively turbo from 105 hp to 150 hp, with the same consumption and low emissions. Range will be completed with a BlueMotion version (0.85 gallons/60 km).

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