Posted Aug 29th 2012 4:31PM
The Mk VII Volkswagen Golf will be completely known to the world on September 4. And thanks to leaked pages from a document detailing the new Golf's features, we know a little more about it ahead of time. We'd heard before that the Mk VII would be much lighter than the Mk VI, but a graphic that looks like an indication of where high-strength steels are used is captioned with "More comfort. More safety. -100 kg," meaning an impressive 220-pound drop is apparently in store.
As one would expect, dimensions have grown all around. Overall length is up by 2.2 inches, wheelbase grows by 2.3 inches, the stretch meaning a mite more room for passengers in front and back with a cabin length increased by 0.56 inches. Even with the added girth, fuel economy is said to improve by as much as 23 per cent.
The available feature set has also grown, with cylinder deactivation, the front transverse differential lock we've been expecting, fatigue detection and traffic sign detection, driving profile selection, run-flat tires and a "multicollision brake" just a few among a long list of particulars. We'll get the rest next week and we'll see it at the Paris Motor Show.
In the meantime, you can click here to watch the video.