Both three and five-door versions of the new Volkswagen Golf will be available from launch
14 September 2012

Volkswagen has confirmed three and five-door versions of the new Volkswagen Golf Mk7 will be available straight from launch. Order books will open on 18 October before the car goes on sale officially on 7 January 2013.

Volkswagen remains tight-lipped on pricing, but tells Autocar that the Mk7 Golf will “have a similar pricing position as the current generation Golf.” Volkswagen is expected to issue more information at the Paris motor show, with a full announcement of UK specification and pricing on 3 October.

In Germany, the entry level Golf 1.2 TSI will be priced at €16,975 (£13,734), identical to the outgoing entry-level Golf Mk6. This is made possible by the production advantages of the new car’s modular MQB platform

Trim levels for the UK are yet to be confirmed, but the German market Golf will be launched in three model lines: Trendline, Comfortline and Highline. All models will feature seven airbags and Electronic Stability Control, a TFT touchscreen display and Stop/Start system as standard. Mid-range Comfortline models gain parking assist, 16-inch alloy wheels and special ‘Comfort’ seats, whilst the Highline is distinguished by front fog lights, chrome detailing, 17-inch alloy wheels and sports seats.

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Two petrol and two diesel engines will be available from launch, with the range expected to expand to 12 once all models have been launched.

First deliveries for UK customers will take place in January 2013.

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14 September 2012

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14 September 2012

When is it coming?  Maybe Greenpeace has a point-  is VW just greenwashing by promoting a car you can't buy?

amh

15 September 2012

How can they launch a new model after just 3 years. The mk6 Golf was out in 2009...

15 September 2012

amh wrote:

How can they launch a new model after just 3 years. The mk6 Golf was out in 2009...

The Mk6 was no more than a facelifted Mk 5, as both cars shared the same architecture, glasshouse, hardpoints and shared a lot of mechbical components inc suspension. The fact the estate version of of the Mk6 was virtually identical to the Mk5 confirms this, not to mention that the Leon and A3 have only just been replaced by all new models and in the VW Group's line up, these models generally preceed the next-gen Golf.

15 September 2012

The black gloss dash is much better than the silver dash shown in earlier photos - reminded me of old Ford dashboards with acres of silver paint.

15 September 2012

Another well made, nice design cues,but, again, no images of lesser models, the ones most of us will buy, the interiors shown look very premium, but i'd still like to see the velour a lower range plastics being used.

Peter Cavellini.

15 September 2012

If the 3 door is going on sale at the same time, are there any pictures of it?

15 September 2012

superstevie wrote:

If the 3 door is going on sale at the same time, are there any pictures of it?

There's some here for you to look at, stevie.

http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2012/09/first-photos-of-three-door-2013.html

 

 

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