SEMA eNews Vol. 15, No. 9, March 1, 2012

Spy Shots—New VW Mk7 Golf Moves to MQB Chassis

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With the winter-test season coming to an end, here is a good look at the upcoming Mk7 Golf. While the VW Golf Mk6 has only been on sale since 2009, the images, shot by a team member of Brenda Priddy & Co., are proof that the Mk7 is already under way.

According to Priddy, the Mk7 Golf is in for a big change underneath—it will be moving to VW's flexible MQB chassis. This same chassis will underpin the next-generation Audi A3 and several other models throughout the Volkswagen AG lineup.

Under the hood, the new Golf will have an equally new 2.0L turbo-charged, direct injected four-cylinder, good for 170–180 hp. Priddy's team thinks this might finally signal the end of VW's 2.5L five-cylinder, which is expected to be replaced with a 1.8L turbo.

The 2.0L TDi will also continue to be offered, along with a full EV model as well.
The team says to watch for production to start around the middle of 2013.

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Photo: Brenda Priddy & Co. 

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