Published on March 14th, 2013 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Volkswagen Golf Mk7 On Sale From RM157,888.00
The Volkswagen Golf 7th generation has just been launched and all VW showrooms will be taking bookings this 16th of March 2013. The selling price from RM157,888.00 is surprisingly good as this all new Golf comes with more safety and comfort features over its outgoing 6th generation and yet the selling price has remained. This all new Golf has also just won the most prestigious car award, the European Car of the Year 2013.
Since its introduction in 1974, the Golf has sold a staggering 29 million cars worldwide in its 6 generations.
The 7th generation Golf comes completely rebuilt and redesigned and is a masterpiece that imbibes the spectrum of modernity, efficiency, comfort and environmental friendliness. The car is a translation of Volkswagen’s brand values of offering cars that are responsible to the environment, valuable to cutomers and innovative in their design and engineering.
The new Mk7 Golf is longer, wider and lower than before and boasts all fundamentals that connect the driver and its occupants with their car. One of the most significant changes to the car is its lighweight design. The Golf has lost up to 100kg in weight as it is built with lighter, yet stiffer materials.
Equipped with a new 1.4-litre turbocharged engine with a single scroll turbine, the Golf TSI boasts improved carbon emissions, torque and efficiency and fuel consumption. The new engine is characterised by a new mounting position and is inclined towards the firewall (rear) by 12 degrees, thus standardising the exhaust line, drive shafts, and gearbox mounting position.
This is thanks to the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Transverse Matrix or better known as MQB.
This 140PS engine, which already meets the limits of the EU-6 emissions standards, emitting class leading 116g/km of CO2 output. Also, this engine returns a combined fuel consumption of only 5 litres/100km. Mated to Volkswagen’s 7-speed Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG), the engine’s torque is 250Nm. This allows the Golf to reach 100kph in 8.4 seconds, and on to a top speed of 212kph.
VW Golf Mk7 TSI major new features are as follows.
. TSI and 7-speed Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG)
. Engine Start/stop and regenerative braking systems
. Electric parking brake with auto hold function
. Euro NCAP 5-star safety rating – 7 airbags
. 5.8” smart phone like colour touch screen infotainment
. 140PS – turbocharged
. Combined fuel consumption of 5.0 litres/100km
. CO2 emissions of 116g/km