Volkswagen Golf Mk7
The Volkswagen Golf Mk7 (also known as the Golf VII [Four] ) is a compact car, the seventh generation of the Volkswagen Golf and the successor to the Volkswagen Golf Mk6. It was announced in Berlin on four September 2012, before a public launch at the two thousand twelve Paris Auto Demonstrate. [Five] Cars reached Volkswagen dealers in the Golf’s European domestic market on ten November 2012. 
The Golf Mk7 uses the same MQB platform as the third-generation Audi A3, SEAT León and Škoda Octavia. At its introduction in 2013, it won the Car of the Year Japan Award, the very first time it was awarded to a European product.
On ten November 2016, VW introduced a facelift of the Golf Mk7. 
Compared to the previous generation, the Golf Mk7 has a roomier cabin, with greater shoulder room for the front and rear passengers, rear legroom and boot space. It is twenty mm broader than the Mk6 and the wheelbase is fifty nine mm longer.
Fresh safety systems Edit
- Very first series production Volkswagen with Proactive Occupant Protection (similar to Mercedes-BenzPre-Safe), which will close the windows and retract the safety belts to eliminate excess slack if the potential for a forward crash is detected. Seat belt retraction in crash situation was also a feature on the mk6 for the front two seat belts. The front two belts would retract if it was buckled in, however if the occupant is relatively light, the seat belt would be little by little extended in a forward crash situation. 
- Very first series production Volkswagen with multi-collision brake system to automatically brake the car after an accident in order to avoid a 2nd collision.
- adaptive cruise control(optional)
- collision avoidance system (Front Assist) with City Emergency Braking(optional)
- lane-keeping assistant(optional)
- driver tiredness detection(optional)
- traffic sign recognition(optional)
- automatic parking system(optional)
Engine options at launch include 1.Two and 1.Four litre turbocharged petrol engines, with eighty five PS (63 kW; eighty four hp) and one hundred forty PS (103 kW; one hundred thirty eight hp) respectively, and 1.6 and Two.0 litre diesel engines, with one hundred five PS (77 kW; one hundred four hp) and one hundred fifty PS (110 kW; one hundred forty eight hp) respectively.  The 1.6 TDI BlueMotion Concept has a theoretical combined fuel consumption of Trio.Two l/100 km (88 mpg‑imp; seventy four mpg‑US) and anticipated eighty five g/km CO2 emissions. [Ten]
Available assets styles are three and five door hatchbacks (including high-performance Golf GTI and Golf R models), a five-door estate (known as the Sportwagen in the United States, very first advertised in May 2015), and a five-door Golf SV (which substitutes the Golf Plus) 
At launch in the US market, Volkswagen also suggested the Golf Sport model. About six hundred fifty of these SE four-door models were built, tooled with the six-speed automatic transmission. Suggested in either Unspoiled White or Platinum Gray, the Sport model is visually enhanced with a striking bodykit that includes a front lip spoiler, side skirts, a rear valence, a larger rear spoiler, and chrome harass tips. 
Variants to be introduced later include a five-door Golf CC liftback, and two-door cabriolet. The Golf went on sale in the UK in early January and was released in Australia in April 2013.  
In Brazil, the Golf Mk7 went on sale in September 2013, only in the Highline and GTI trims,  along with the Comfortline trim,  which was made available from March 2014. All models were imported from Germany.
VW confirmed that models from August two thousand fourteen on will be imported from Mexico, from the VW Puebla factory. As of 2015, the VW Golf MK7 and Estate MK7 is made in Puebla, Mexico.
The Golf line is available in all the relevant drive systems: the Golf TSI, including GTI, is petrol-powered; Golf TDI, including GTD, is diesel-powered; the Golf TGI is powered by compressed natural gas (CNG); the e-Golf is powered by electro-stimulation; and Golf GTE is a plug-in hybrid. The use of a modular transverse matrix assembly kit enables the manufacturing of Golf models with gasoline, diesel, natural gas, electrical and hybrid drives from bumper to bumper at Volkswagen factories.  Retail deliveries of the e-Golf in Germany are scheduled to begin in the 2nd quarter of 2014. [Legal] U.S. sales are slated to embark on selected markets during the fourth quarter of 2014. [Nineteen] The Golf GTE will be launched also in the fourth quarter of 2014. 
All internal combustion engines are three- or four-cylinder units: 
Electrified Motor – one hundred PS (74 kW; ninety nine hp)
Petrol Motor – one hundred fifty PS (110 kW; one hundred forty eight hp)
- 2015 North American Car of the Year
- 2015 Motor Trend Car of the Year
- 2013 European Car of the Year[Four]
- 2013 World Car of the Year
- 2013 Car of the Year Japan
- 2013–14 Japan’s Import Car of the Year
- 2014 What Car? – Best Estate Car (Good Britain)
- 2013 Wheels Car of the Year (Australia) 
- 2013 Cars Guide Car of the Year (Australia) 
Based on the VW Sportvan concept shown at the two thousand thirteen Frankfurt Motor Display and sold as the Sportsvan in many markets,  it uses the VW Group MQB platform collective by many of Volkswagen’s range and is assembled at the manufacturer’s Wolfsburg plant alongside the standard Golf sedan/saloon (but not with the “Variant” estate version of the Golf, which is produced in a separate plant). The Golf SV is the third variant of the seventh-generation Golf, alongside the hatchback and the Estate, and has a look that clearly goes after the design of its siblings, with strong elements of Volkswagen’s design ‘DNA’. At Four,338 mm long, the fresh SV is one hundred thirty four mm longer than the Golf Plus that it substitutes, and eighty three mm longer than the Golf. It is two hundred twenty four mm shorter than the Golf Estate.
Compared with the boot of its predecessor, capacity is enlargened by seventy six litres to five hundred litres with the back seats at their rear-most position (versus the Golf’s three hundred eighty litres and the Estate’s six hundred five litres). Moving the rear seats forwards increases the luggage capacity to five hundred ninety litres, while folding the rear seats liberates up to 1,520 litres of room. The front passenger seat can also optionally fold fully forward, creating a explosion space which is up to Two,484 mm long.
Like the Golf, the Golf SV comes with many standard and optional safety systems. These include a standard automatic post-collision braking system (Multi-collision brake) which automatically brakes the vehicle after a collision to reduce kinetic energy significantly and thus minimise the chance of a 2nd influence, and a PreCrash system (Proactive Occupant Protection) which, on detecting the possibility of an accident, pre-tensions seatbelts and closes the windows and sunroof, leaving just a petite gap, to ensure the best possible protection from the airbags.
A very first for the Golf SV is a blind spot monitor, dubbed Side Scan, with an assistant for exiting parking spaces. This monitors the area behind and to the sides of the vehicle, ensuring lighter and safer egress when reversing from a parking bay. It will be packaged as an option together with Lane Assist.
Powering the SV is a range of petrol and diesel engines, all of which incorporate Stop/Embark and battery regeneration systems. There are two turbocharged 1.2-litre petrol engines with eighty five and one hundred ten PS; two 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engines with one hundred twenty five and one hundred fifty PS; and three turbodiesels: a Two.0-litre one hundred fifty PS, a 1.6-litre ninety PS and a 1.6-litre one hundred ten PS. When fitted in the Golf SV BlueMotion, this last engine is expected to comeback fuel economy of 76.Trio mpg and emit ninety five g/km of CO2. All engines apart from the 1.2-litre TSI eighty five PS can be ordered with a DSG gearbox.
Like the Golf hatchback, the Golf Estate – marketed as the SportWagen in the United States and Sportwagon in Canada – is available in S, SE and GT (Trendline, Comfortline and Highline in Canada) (GT is SEL in the USA) trim levels.
The Golf Estate’s loadspace volume has been expanded from the five hundred five litres of its predecessor to six hundred five litres (loaded up to the back seat backrest), versus the three hundred eighty litres of the Golf hatchback. Loaded up to the front seat backrests and under the roof, the fresh Golf Estate offers a cargo volume of 1,620 litres (versus the 1,495 litres of the Golf Estate Mk VI). The rear seat backrests can be folded remotely via a release in the boot.
Four petrol engines and three diesel engines are available, ranging from 85-140 PS in the petrol and 90-150 PS for the diesel engines.
For the very first time, the Golf Estate will also be available as a ‘full’ BlueMotion model (with other modifications including revised aerodynamics). This model uses a 1.6-litre diesel engine producing one hundred ten PS, has a six-speed manual gearbox, and is expected to achieve a combined fuel consumption of just 85.6 mpg (equivalent to eighty seven g/km of CO2).
Like the Golf hatchback, the fresh Golf Estate is based on the MQB platform (both have the same wheelbase).
Volkswagen have announced the upcoming launch of a Golf Estate R, using the same EA888 Two.0 engine found in the MkVII Golf R hatchback.
The Golf Variant is also built as a rugged version called Alltrack with slightly-raised suspension and bod cladding.
In Mexico, the estate version is only available as the Golf Alltrack under the name “CrossGolf”.
The production version of the two thousand fifteen Volkswagen e-Golf was unveiled at the two thousand thirteen Frankfurt Motor Display.  According to VW the e-Golf has a practical all-electric range of one hundred thirty to one hundred ninety km (81 to one hundred eighteen mi), with an official NEDC cycle of one hundred ninety km (120 mi), and the winter range is expected to be eighty to one hundred twenty km (50 to seventy five mi).  In October 2014, the EPA announced the two thousand fifteen e-Golf has a range of eighty three mi (134 km), and combined city/highway efficiency of one hundred sixteen miles per gallon gasoline equivalent (MPGe).  Production of vehicles destined for retail customers began in March 2014. 
On fourteen February 2014, Volkswagen launched sales of the e-Golf in Germany, with pricing kicking off at €34,900 (
US$47,800 ).  On eleven March 2014, Volkswagen opened ordering for the e-Golf in the UK, and announced pricing of GB£30,845 .  UK deliveries began at the end of June. [Nineteen] In April 2014, Volkswagen announced that the U.S. version of the two thousand fifteen e-Golf would not have a liquid-cooled battery pack because rigorous testing displayed high ambient temperatures did not affect battery spectacle. 
In Norway, the e-Golf became available for pre-order on twenty five February two thousand fourteen for delivery in June 2014. Over 1,300 cars were ordered that same day.  By three March 2014, almost Two,000 cars had been pre-ordered.  Prices range from 251,800 kr (
US$42,000 ) for the basic model to 302,000 kr (
US$50,000 ) with all available options,  comparable to the cheapest petrol and diesel models.  The VW e-Golf was the top selling plug-in electrified car in July two thousand fourteen with three hundred ninety one units sold and signifying 34.4% of the Golf nameplate sales (1,136), which was Norway’s top selling fresh car that month.   The e-Golf was again the top selling electrical car in August two thousand fourteen with four hundred sixty seven units sold, signifying 43.4% of the Golf nameplate sales that month (1,075). In two months and a half a total of nine hundred twenty five Volkswagen e-Golf cars have been sold in Norway, surpassing initial Model S sales which delivered eight hundred five units during its very first two months in the Norwegian market.   A total of 1,358 units have been sold in Europe through August 2014. 
U.S sales are slated to begin in selected markets in November two thousand fourteen at a price for the SEL Premium model commencing at US$35,445 before any applicable government incentives, plus US$820 destination and delivery.  Volkswagen of America sold one hundred nineteen units of the e-Golf during November 2014, the very first utter month of sales for the vehicle. 
In Spain, 2015, 35,500 €. 
The Golf GTE plug-in hybrid is driven by two power sources: a 1.4-litre one hundred ten kW (150 PS) TSI direct-injection petrol engine and a seventy five kW electrified motor. Together, they combine to produce power of one hundred fifty kW (204 PS) and a theoretical range of nine hundred thirty three km (580 mi). Using the electrified motor alone, the GTE is capable of speeds of one hundred thirty km/h (81 mph). With the TSI engine as well, the Golf GTE can sprint from zero to one hundred km/h (62 mph) in 7.6 seconds and on to two hundred fifteen km/h (134 mph). Torque is a remarkable three hundred fifty Nm (258 lbs ft). The Golf GTE shares the basic powertrain hardware with the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron but the software controls are different.  The Golf GTE also shares the same plug-in hybrid powertrain with the Volkswagen Passat GTE, but the Passat has a larger 9.9 kWh Li-ion battery pack. 
In EV mode, the Golf GTE has an all-electric range of fifty km (31 mi). The all-electric mode can be activated at the shove of a button. Under the Fresh European Driving Cycle, combined fuel economy is 1.50 L/100 km (157 mpg‑US) equivalent.  The electrical power can also be saved – for example when driving to a zero-emissions zone. The 8.8 kWh lithium-ion battery can be charged in around three and a half hours from a domestic mains outlet, or two and a half hours from a domestic wallbox. The battery weighs one hundred twenty kg, providing the GTE a total kerbweight of 1,520 kg.
The Golf GTE uses a six-speed DSG gearbox with a triple-clutch system specially developed for hybrid vehicles. The electrified motor is integrated into the gearbox housing, while further hybrid components include power electronics and a charger. An electro-mechanical brake servo and an electrical air conditioning compressor make for energy-efficient braking and air conditioning.
Inwards as on the outside, the Golf GTE features blue highlights where the GTI has crimson. This includes stitching on the steering wheel, gear lever gaiter and seats, and a blue stripe in the tartan pattern on the sports seats. A Five.8-inch touchscreen display is standard, the 8-inch Detect Pro satellite navigation system with DAB radio and Bluetooth is a £1765 option, and includes bespoke functions for electrified vehicles, including the capability to identify potential destinations on electrified range, and electrical charging points.The GTE will also feature an e-manager which permits the driver to preset vehicle charging, as well as interior cooling or heating. These functions can also be operated remotely using the Volkswagen Car-Net app on a smartphone: a three-year subscription will be included in the UK.
The very first GTE units were registered in Germany in August 2014,  and it was the second-best selling plug-in hybrid in Europe in two thousand fifteen with 17,282 sales.
The fresh GTD is powered by a Two.0-litre turbocharged common rail diesel engine with one hundred eighty four PS. Maximum torque – the characteristic that arguably best defines the lightly accessible spectacle of the GTD – has risen from three hundred fifty Nm (258 lbs ft) to three hundred eighty Nm (280 lbs ft) from just 1,750 rpm. The Golf R, in comparison, has three hundred eighty Nm from 1,800rpm. Acceleration from zero to one hundred km/h (62 mph) takes just 7.Five seconds, while the top speed is two hundred twenty seven km/h (141 mph), yet the fresh Golf GTD has a combined fuel consumption of Four.Legal L/100 km; 56.Two mpg‑US (67.Five mpg‑imp), making for CO2 emissions of only one hundred nine g/km. With the optional six-speed DSG, fuel consumption is Four.50 L/100 km; 52.Trio mpg‑US (62.8 mpg‑imp) and CO2 emissions of one hundred nineteen g/km. As evidence of the progress which Volkswagen has made over the years in combining spectacle and economy, when the very first generation Golf BlueMotion went on sale at the end of 2007, it too has the same fuel economy and CO2 emissions.
As with the GTI, a very high level of safety equipment is found as standard on the MkVII GTD.
The fresh GTI is powered by a Two.0-litre turbocharged direct-injection petrol engine (TSI) with two hundred twenty PS (160 kW). In the GTI Spectacle version, the engine’s maximum power is boosted to two hundred thirty PS (170 kW). Both GTI models develop a maximum torque of three hundred fifty N·m (260 lbf·ft). The standard GTI accelerates to sixty two mph (100 km/h) in 6.Five seconds and reaches a top speed of one hundred fifty two mph (245 km/h). The GTI Spectacle has a top speed of one hundred fifty five mph (249 km/h) and takes 6.Four seconds for the sprint to sixty two mph (100 km/h). Despite its spectacle, it is in insurance group 29E – five groups lower than its predecessor.
Both versions of the GTI are tooled with a Stop/Begin system and fulfill the EU-6 emissions standard that takes effect in 2014. With a six-speed manual gearbox, they attain the same low fuel consumption value of 47.1 mpg‑imp (6.00 L/100 km; 39.Two mpg‑US) (CO2 emissions of one hundred thirty nine g/km). This means that the latest Golf GTI offers an eighteen per cent improvement in fuel economy compared to the previous model. With the optional six-speed DSG gearbox, the two GTI models achieve fuel consumption figures of 44.1 mpg‑imp (6.41 L/100 km; 36.7 mpg‑US) (equivalent to one hundred forty eight g/km CO2 for the standard GTI and one hundred forty nine g/km CO2 for the GTI Spectacle).
Buyers who opt for the £980 Spectacle pack build up not just an extra ten PS of power, but also upgraded brakes and a limited-slip differential. The front differential is a fresh development, dubbed VAQ. This provides more neutral and agile driving behaviour and permits higher speeds to be carried through forms. The system consists of a multi-plate coupler inbetween the differential box and right driveshaft, which controls locking torque electro-hydraulically. Visually, vehicles with the Spectacle pack are distinguished by ‘GTI’ lettering on the front brake calipers, black mirror caps, and crimson GTI badges on the front and rear.
As well as high spectacle, a high level of safety equipment comes as standard in the Golf GTI. On top of high passive safety levels – thanks in part to a passenger cell made from high- and ultra-high strength steels – active safety features include the Automatic Post-Collision Braking system, which automatically applies the vehicle brakes after an accident to reduce the chances of a 2nd influence; the pre-crash system, which tensions seatbelts and closes windows and the sunroof if an accident is likely to improve the effectiveness of the airbags; Front Assist, which warns the driver in the event of coming too close to the vehicle in front, can prime the brakes, and operates at speeds of up to ninety nine mph; City Emergency Braking, which can automatically brake the vehicle at speeds below eighteen mph; Automatic Distance Control, a radar-operated cruise control that maintains a set distance from the vehicle in front; and seven airbags as standard, including one for the driver’s knees.
In countries like Mexico, the GTI version is only available with the 5-door assets style, with no plans to introduce the 3-door assets.
Like the GTI, the Golf R is also built as a three or five door hatchback. It is powered by a freshly developed version of the four-cylinder Two.0-litre turbocharged EA888 TSI petrol engine used in the latest Golf GTI (and Audi S3), but in this application producing three hundred PS (296 bhp; 206kWs for “hot climate” markets such as Australia, South Africa, Japan, USA) from Five,500 to 6,200 rpm and three hundred eighty Nm (280 lbs ft) from 1,800 to Five,500 rpm. Compared to the GTI’s powerplant, the Golf R’s engine has a modified cylinder head, harass valves, valve seats and springs, pistons, injection valves and larger intercooler and turbocharger. DSG tooled models also come with an auxiliary oil cooler on the passenger side.
Zero to sixty two mph takes Five.1 seconds (versus Five.7 seconds for previous Golf R), or Four.9 seconds with optional DSG gearbox. In 3rd-party testing, it has been recorded at Four.Five seconds using Launch Control. The top speed is electronically limited to one hundred fifty five miles per hour (249 km/h). Despite this enhanced spectacle, a combined fuel consumption of 39.8 miles per imperial gallon (7.Ten L/100 km; 33.1 mpg‑US), and CO2 emissions of one hundred sixty five g/km (159 g/km DSG) make the Golf R up to eighteen percent more efficient than its predecessor.
The R uses an updated, fifth-generation Haldex 4MOTION four-wheel drive system. Under low fountains or when coasting, the rear axle is decoupled, helping to reduce fuel consumption. Drive to the rear axle can be engaged in fractions of a 2nd via the Haldex coupling, which is actuated by an electro-hydraulic pump. Up to fifty percent of power can be transferred to the rear axle. A brake actuated, XDS+ system mimics a limited-slip differential by applying the brakes to the wheel with the least traction, this is on both the front and rear axles.
The rail height is twenty mm lower than the standard Golf. Golf R models tooled with the optional ‘DCC’ (Dynamic Chassis Control), suggest three suspension modes: ‘Convenience’, ‘Normal’, and ‘Race’. Each mode adjusts the stiffness of the suspension damping, thereby suggesting drivers a way to switch the way the vehicle responds by the thrust of a button. Convenience mode places the dampers in the softest setting, enlargening the absorption of road imperfections permitting for a smoother and more comfy rail. Race mode stiffens the dampers to their most aggressive setting, reducing bod movements and enlargening adhesion to the road for more precise high speed driving. Race mode also increases throttle response, firms up the steering for a heftier feel, and alters the shift pattern of the DSG gearbox (where fitted) as well as increases the speed of the Adaptive headlamps (AFS) response time.
On top of ESC Sport mode, as found on the GTI and GTD, which delays intervention of the electronic stability control system, the R offers the option fully to disengage the ESC, for track driving.
For the Canadian market, the optional Discovery Pro 8″ infotainment system is available as part of the single option “Technology Package”, while only the 6.Five” Detect is available to US consumers. The Golf R comes (either standard or optional) LED tail lamps and front turn signals, 3-door version, electrically folding mirrors, spare tire and sunroof. All these features are not available to the North American version. The Golf R and e-Golf are the only Golf models available in North America still produced in Germany. Other Golf models for the North American market are now produced by Volkswagen de México in Puebla, Mexico.
A limited edition Golf R400 was rumored in August 2015.  However, in April 2016, the Golf R400, was officially cancelled in favor of focusing on the Golf R.