Volkswagen has recently announced that the seventh generation of its best-selling Hatchback Volkswagen Golf is coming soon. Set to debut in November and be commercially available in 2017, the VW golf will receive major updates in its looks and tech system. Furthermore, it will have a new electrification strategy, ushering in a new era of super-frugal mild hybrid powertrains.
Volkswagen Golf Fans Rejoice!
Just a few weeks ago, details about the 2017 Volkswagen Golf leaked online and just a few days after, Volkswagen officially confirmed that the expected restyling of the seventh generation Golf is coming. A specific date was not announced but Volkswagen invites fans to be attentive to the early days of November.
The restyling of the best selling hatchback is presented to us with a fresh and modern image. The main changes will focus on the front and rear. The Volkswagen Golf 2017 will equip some new headlights and a redesigned bumper. By moving his defense, what we see in the renewed Golf will be a new trapezoidal exhaust outlet integrated seamlessly into the new bumper. The taillights premier a new light signature with its awesome looking LED. The brand will also update its body color palette as well as wheel designs.
The inside of the new Volkswagen Golf is still a mystery but the German brand revealed that cutting edge innovations will be presented as a new infotainment system of the brand will be first use in the 2017 Golf that will have a larger 9.5-inch hi-res color display will replace the conventional screen.
The engine is yet to be unveiled too but reports say that the new Golf will feature a new 48V petrol hybrid system as its main powertrain option. Unlike a conventional hybrid transmission, the 48V will provide assistance to the petrol engine and recycle energy powering a small supercharger driven by an electric motor.
By powering the blower electrically, rather than relying on engine and exhaust gas speed to drive it, the 48V hybrid will enable the new Golf to downsize offering awesome performance with very impressive fuel economy.
Volkswagen Golf History
Taking advantage of the announcement of the 2017 Volkswagen Golf, VW in the same event also recall some of the historical records of its popular compact.
When the Volkswagen Golf started, it offered five engine options and became the only car in the world available in electric mechanical, hybrid, gasoline, diesel and gas. It instantly gains its popularity and in just two years, reached the 1 million mark of distribution.
In 1998, the Golf reached the 10 million mark and in 2002, it reached more than 21,517,415 units sold, exceeding the record of the most sold out model of VW, the Beetle. Nowadays, the Volkswagen Golf is the most successful European car having sold around 40 million units already.
Let the countdown begin for the 2017 Volkswagen Golf!