The new 2013 Golf Mk7 is the bread and butter of Volkswagen as Honda to its Accord. With that, the company is quickly to make it available for the markets right after the 2012 Paris Motor Motor Show. The 2013 Golf Mk7 will be available both three- and five-door body styles. It is based on the new MQB platform, which is longer, wider, and lighter by as much 220 pounds than the previous model.
The 2013 Golf Mk7 comes in various trims and power options to choose from. In the European market, it is offered with a variety of engine choices with stop/start technology: a new turbocharged diesel and gasoline engines with outputs ranging from 84 hp to 148 hp. In addition, a new 138-hp 1.4-liter TSI engine with Active Cylinder Technology that is capable of deactivating two cylinders to provide even more fuel efficient at 49 mpg in U.S. cycle or 58.9 mpg in UK cycle.
And there is the most fuel-efficient model called the VW BlueMotion. It is powered by a 1.6-litre TDI diesel engine producing 108 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. It has a fuel return of 3.2 liter/100 km (73.5 mpg US or 88.3 mpg UK) and CO2 emissions of only 85 g/km. But if you are interested for more power, there is the new Golf GTI, which is powered by a new 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine producing 217Hp. A flagship, AWD “R” model will follow later on.
The new 2013 Golf Mk7 will be initially available in Germany on November 10, 2012, other European markets are to follow in the coming weeks. It is expected that the new 2013 Golf Mk7 will be available in the U.S. as well, but so far, the company hasn’t spilled any news yet.