Drive 2013 Volkswagen Golf Details

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Volkswagen Golf e-motion

Greg Kable

2013 Golf

Seventh-generation Volkswagen

Volkswagen took the wraps off its Golf at a gala presentation in Berlin, Germany last revealing a sharper appearance, quality interior, frugal new and diesel engines and improved features.

Volkswagen chairman, Winterkorn, says the Golf is lighter than the sixth-generation it replaces despite a moderate in size and higher levels of equipment.

We have been to reverse the upward spiral in but it is safer, more comfortable and spacious, he says.

Sixth-generation Golf (left) versus Golf (right).

The headline surrounding the new car, which go on sale in Australia in 2013, is the 3.2L/100km combined cycle consumption figure Volkswagen for the new 77kW 1.6-litre four-cylinder rail diesel-powered BlueMotion making the Golf more than the petrol-electric Toyota on the European test cycle endowing it with average CO2 that undercut the Smart diesel at just 85g/km.

introduced to the Volkswagen line-up in as a replacement for the original rear-engined the Golf has racked up more 29 million sales worldwide the past 38 years, making it the s best-selling model and the financial upon which the German car relies for prosperity. Its showroom has seen it top Europe s sales for decades, making the introduction of new model a significant event on the calendar.

As tradition dictates, the new receives an evolutionary look all its classic exterior design of the original preserved in newly form: the simple front the pronounced front wheel-arch the extra wide rear pillar and upright rear

Styled by German Marc who was also responsible for the appearance of the model, it leaves you in no doubt its identity despite clearly structured surfaces and a newfound to detailed features, including a swage line running the door handles.

A further subtle change in can be detected in the new Golf s overall with the bonnet receiving length and the cabin shifting back. Lichte explains: The have changed. The front have moved 43 millimetres forward. The front overhang is shorter and at the same time the looks longer.

Head of design, Klaus Bischoff, Visually, the passenger compartment has towards the rear, creating is called a car-backward impression. s what we call the proportions of vehicles, on which the bonnet is and the passenger compartment a long way the back. On the new Golf we thus proportions that you otherwise get in higher-class segments of the market.

the initial five-door hatchback, also plans three-door high roof five-door (Plus), five-door wagon four-door sedan (CC) and cabriolet versions of the seventh-generation Its new appearance will also be on upcoming replacements for the Jetta, Scirocco and Caddy commercial

Unlike its direct predecessor, was essentially a heavily facelifted of the fifth-generation Golf, this new has been completely re-engineered the ground up. We have replaced or each single component. It is new in sense of the word, says Hackenberg, head of development at

As with each generation it, the latest Golf has grown in Length is up by 56mm to 4255mm and extends by 13mm to 1799mm yet a roof has reduced its height by to 1452mm. The increase in external has also led to a larger footprint, the wheelbase growing by 59mm to and the front and rear track extending by 8mm and 6mm to 1549mm and 1520mm providing the new model with a confident road hugging than its predecessor.

The positive effect of the larger is a roomier interior; cabin now extends to 1750mm, providing the for a 15mm improvement in rear according to Volkswagen. There are 31mm and 30mm improvements in room for the front and rear occupants respectively.

Boot has also benefited, extending by 30 over the outgoing sixth-generation to an impressive 380 litres. It is more too. The width of the boot has by 228mm to 1272mm at its widest and the loading lip has been reduced in by 17mm to just 685mm.

the evolutionary appearance of the new Golf is a contemporary platform known as the MQB (modularen querbau, or modular Set to underpin more than of all Volkswagen models by the middle of the the highly flexible structure use of a higher percentage of hot formed strength steel than its the so-called PQ35 platform, to a 37kg reduction in weight for the alone.

In combination with weight saving measures, a 40kg reduction in certain 26kg reduction in the chassis and 6kg in the electrical architecture, the adoption of the new sees the new Golf tip the scales at up to less than the fifth-generation introduced back in 2008, a claimed kerb weight of 1050kg for the most basic according to Volkswagen s own figures.

The Golf will continue the of its various predecessors in offering a range of transversely mounted direct injection petrol and rail diesel engines all now automatic stop/start and brake recuperation systems as standard. refinements and resulting efficiency see a reduction in CO2 emissions of up to 23 per cent, to Volkswagen, with standard all boasting front-wheel drive.

The launch range in Europe two turbocharged petrol engines Volkswagen s new engine family: a unit producing 63kW and a with 103kW — the fitted with a cylinder cut off that disengages the middle two from the combustion process for consumption in low-speed city between 1400 and 4000rpm.

Official figures put their consumption at 4.9l/100km and 4.8L/100km corresponding to average CO2 emissions of and 112g/km.

Also planned to be to the line-up but not yet officially confirmed are 1.2-litre and 90kW 1.4-litre The 118kW 1.4-litre TwinCharger endowed with both a and supercharger to increase its low-end has been dropped. In May 2010, Golf hatches and Jetta equipped with this were called back to for a software update after complained of rough running.

The big in Europe, though, will to be the diesels. They include a reworked version of today s unit from the existing family. With 77kW, it power both standard of the new Golf that are claimed to 3.8L/100km and 99g/km as well as an BlueMotion fuel miser with optimised aerodynamics, ride height and low rolling tyres that is claimed to an impressive 3.2L/100km on the combined consumption cycle for average CO2 of just 85g/km.

Ranged it will be Volkswagen s 2.0-litre engine, running a heavily exhaust system that it sit in the opposite direction to its predecessor in the bay for more efficient cooling. It an added 7kW at 110kW, with and emissions put at 4.1L/100km and 106g/km.

The line-up for the Australian market is yet to be

In 2013, Volkswagen plans to replacements for the sixth-generation Golf GTi and Golf R. With front-wheel and four-wheel drive respectively, forgo their current 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol for more contemporary units of the capacity developed in partnership Audi. In the new GTi, which is set to be in concept car form at the Paris show later this it is claimed to produce 168kW, the R receiving a more heavily version of the new aluminium block delivering a gutsy 209kW.

Also underway is a successor to the GTD running a 134kW version of the new diesel engine. Sources to Hackenberg also say there are to introduce a new performance orientated R diesel model. Nothing is at this stage, but talk around a twin turbocharged of the 2.0-litre with up to 168kW.

Volkswagen Golf e-motion

planned for launch in 2013 is a natural gas powered Eco Fuel running a modified version of s turbocharged 1.4-litre four-cylinder Further in to the future the German car will also launch petrol-electric hybrid and all-electric versions of the new Golf.

Gearboxes standard five-speed and six-speed units together with six-speed and seven-speed dual units that, in the absence of a torque converter equipped provide automatic shifting.

As has the case since the second-generation in 1985, Volkswagen will to offer the new Golf with an four-wheel drive system in with selected engines, the new 4Motion model isn t likely to see in Europe until this next year.

As part of s efforts to improve fuel across the Golf line-up, the clutch gearboxes are now programmed to the engine on a trailing throttle for fuel savings in combination the eco mode of a new optional driver selection system offering different modes: eco, normal and individual. A fifth comfort, is also added in with optional adaptive or dynamic damping control as calls it.

Further driveline include the addition of a more stability control system mimics a differential lock on all Golf models. Previously found on the Golf GTi, it wheel spin by constantly traction on the front wheels, the upshot that the intervention of the standard stability control has been recalibrated as it is not required to as much as with the outgoing

Few details about the Golf s have been revealed but understands it will be sold two different suspension systems on the engine it runs. In a move that of the latest Beetle, models will receive struts (front) and a torsion (rear) an arrangement that back to the fourth-generation Golf.

end models get a more advanced of MacPherson struts (front) and (rear) a combination found on all Golf models.

Insiders who driven the new car in prototype form the longer wheelbase and changes to the properties of the suspension bring improvements in overall ride At the same time, they say the new s lower kerb weight and to reduce the crucial centre of have given it a boost in dynamic ability. Meanwhile, to the electro-mechanical steering system see its lighten at parking speeds for low speed manoeuvrability.

The new Golf to offer a high quality with lots of soft plastic surfaces, metallic and damped switchgear, albeit in a restrained form. The larger has led to a rethink in ergonomics, with the s seat shifted back by the position of the gear lever by 20mm and the distance between the and brake pedals increased by

Volkswagen has also increased the of steering wheel adjustment and space on the centre console possible by the switch to an electronic function. Further technological comes by way of the German car maker s new MIB infotainment baukasten modular architecture) system.

To be offered in distinct levels, it ensures the most basic of new Golf will receive an integrated screen monitor. In a change to the new car s time optic, the dashboard switches from a traditional red hue to Volkswagen describes as a cooler colour.

The seventh generation Golf a number of new safety and assistant Included as standard is a new multi-collision system which automatically the car to a complete stop when it is in an accident in order to avoid a impact with on-coming

Also on offer is proactive protection or pre-safe, adaptive control that includes an braking function designed to a city speeds to avoid low impacts, lane-keeping assistant, detection, traffic sign latest generation of automatic systems and automated light all of which Wolfsburg officials make it the most sophisticated car in the class.

Additional information

on the Wolfsburg rumour mill Volkswagen could bring a 1.8-litre engine to the new Golf a measure it first undertook at the of the economic crisis back in when it was unable to build TwinCharger engines to meet demand for the sixth-generation Golf by the German government s cash for scheme.

The unit, already in the third-generation A3 but likely to be upgraded cylinder shut down would bridge the gap to more orientated versions of the new German with a claimed 134kW.

Volkswagen Golf e-motion
Volkswagen Golf e-motion


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