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The Seventh-Generation Volkswagen Golf has Been Unveiled
The new Volkswagen Golf boasts impressive improvements across the board.
The seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf recently debuted at a press conference in Berlin, Germany. As the golf is the esteemed automaker’s best-selling car, the press conference was hotly anticipated;
It starts with the vehicle’s weight: the Golf has gotten heavier with each successive redesign, but the cycle is finally broken, as the seventh-generation model will shave as much as 220 pounds from the weight of its predecessor. The savings come from throughout the vehicle: the air conditioner, seats, and body shell have all shed significant pounds. The latter is a result of the increased use of high-strength and ultra-high-strength steel. One of the effects of this weight reduction is in the form of increased fuel economy: the available 105-hp diesel engine is capable of up to 62 mpg.
In terms of dimensions, this edition is longer, lower, and wider than the current model, and also features a wheelbase that’s expanded by 2.3 inches. Volkswagen is known for their high-quality interiors, but the new Golf will improve there, too, offering increased space in the form of a passenger compartment that’s 0.6 inches longer, allowing for 0.6 inches more legroom. Shoulder room in the front and rear has been expanded by 1.2 inches, and even the cargo area has grown. Additionally, even the base-level interior models will feature an infotainment system with a five-inch touchscreen, with a navigation system and an eight-inch touchscreen being optional.
Everyone at Larry Roesch VW is looking forward to having the seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf on their lot, though there is no release date at present. Interested drivers can find out more at their Bensenville dealership, in addition to checking out the currently available VW lineup.