Volkswagen unveiled the seventh-generation VW Golf at the New York International Auto Show.
Online PR News – 10-April-2013 – Newport News – The 2013 New York International Auto Show hosted the North American debut of the seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf. This car will appear as a 2015 model, likely sometime next year. According to a representative from Casey Volkswagen of Newport News, Virginia, the Golf will be larger and more spacious than its predecessor; at the same time, however, it will be lighter and more fuel-efficient.
The Golf utilizes high- and ultra-high strength steels to reduce overall body weight. In fact, the all-new Golf will be 51 pounds lighter than the sixth-generation Golf currently on the market. These steels also offer an enhanced crash structure for optimal safety. Weight has also been saved by innovative methods in crafting components such as the air conditioning unit and all five seats.
Safety is further optimized by six standard airbags, as well as new VW safety technology called the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System. This system reduces residual kinetic energy in the event of an accident.
Despite increased dimensions (the new Golf is 0.5 inches wider and 2.2 inches longer), the Golf will offer fuel efficiency that is estimated to have improved by 15%. In addition, the Golf sits 1.1 inches lower to the ground to improve aerodynamics.
Both the interior and exterior designs have been updated for the 2015 model. The interior is more ergonomic and spacious than before and offers room for the latest cabin technologies. The design language of the exterior has never been more modern and reflects the sporty yet efficient performance of the vehicle.
Drivers can choose among three different engines, each powerful and efficient. Drivers can opt for the base Golf, powered by a 1.8-liter turbocharged direct-injection four-cylinder TSI® engine. For improved fuel efficiency, drivers can choose the TDI Clean Diesel 2.0-liter common-rail turbocharged direct-injection engine. Sportier performance is offered by the EA888 engine. Engines will be produced at Volkswagen’s new plant in Silao, Mexico.
The Golf will also be manufactured in Mexico, at the Puebla factory. As modeled by increased Mexican production, Volkswagen is currently investing $5 billion in the North American market.
For more information on the seventh-generation Golf, customers may visit Casey Volkswagen in Newport News, Virginia.
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