Volkswagen Golf Mk7

For a complete overview of all Volkswagen Golf models, see Volkswagen Golf.Motor vehicle

The Volkswagen Golf (Mk7) (also known as the Golf VII) is a small family car produced by German automobile manufacturer Volkswagen, as the seventh generation of the Golf and the successor to the Golf Mk6. It was introduced in Berlin on 4 September 2012, before a public launch at the 2012 Paris Motor Show and marketed for the 2013 model year. Cars reached Volkswagen dealers in the Golf's European domestic market on 10 November 2012.

The Golf Mk7 uses the same MQB platform as the third-generation Audi A3, SEAT León and Škoda Octavia. At its introduction in 2013, it won the Car of the Year Japan Award, the first time it was awarded to a European product.

On 10 November 2016, VW presented a facelift of the Golf Mk7. In December 2019, it was replaced by the Volkswagen Golf Mk8. However, production of e-Golf and Golf Variant will stop the following year, precisely in mid-2020 for Golf Variant.

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Compared with the previous generation, the Golf Mk7 has a roomier cabin with greater shoulder room for the front and rear passengers, more rear legroom, and more boot space. It is 20:mm (0.8:in) wider than the Mk6, with a 59:mm (2.3:in) longer wheelbase.

Engine options at launch include 1.2 and 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engines, with 85:PS (63:kW; 84:hp) and 140:PS (103:kW; 138:hp) respectively, and 1.6 and 2.0 -litre diesel engines, with 105:PS (77:kW; 104:hp) and 150:PS (110:kW; 148:hp) respectively. The 1.6 TDI BlueMotion Concept has... ...read more

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