Volkswagen launched the 7th generation Volkswagen Golf in Germany. Golf has been one of the best selling cars for VW and has a base of 29 million customers. With the new and upgraded model, the company expects an even better response.
The new Golf gets sharper body structure and bolder lines all across and is based on the Volkswagen MQB platform. The new model is a little bigger than the previous version available and as a result of which the cabin has now become airy and a little roomier. On the inside, the 2013 Golf gets new electronic parking brake with auto-hold, a universal phone holder in the front armrest along with the standard touchscreen system.
Under the hood, the powertrain options are varied. There is a 1.2-litre TSI petrol mill, delivering power of 84bhp, a 1.4-litre TSI that churns out 138bhp along with diesel options which include 1.6-litre mill capable of returning 104bhp of power and a 2.0-litre unit that delivers 148bhp. The diesel powered Golf BlueMotion is the most fuel efficient version.
The other features include Adaptive Cruise Control, Park Assist which can automatically park the car in a space that is 80mm longer than the car, Front Assist that helps to bring the car to a complete halt and operates at speeds up to 150 kmph and also City emergency Braking which operates at speeds upto 30kmph. Another safety feature that the car has is the pre-crash system. This system, in case of a collision, re-tensions the seatbelts, closes the sunroof and windows to ensure maximum protection from the airbag.