Volkswagen has a lot riding on the seventh-generation Golf. The all-new version will have some big tire tracks to fill considering the Golf is the German maker’s global best-seller – but one facing increasingly tough competition at home and abroad.
The public – and most media – will get a first close-up look at the 2013 VW Golf at the upcoming Paris Motor Show, but the maker gave a few select journalists a sneak peek this week during a preview in Berlin.
No surprise, the maker declared, “This seventh-generation version of one of the world’s most popular cars is striking in that it offers more features, even better safety, and more performance than the outgoing vehicle, while breaking the cycle of being heavier than its predecessor.”
The new Golf is 2.2-inches longer than the Gen-6 model, 0.5-inches wider and 0.8-inches lower.