2015 Volkswagen Golf will debut at the New York Auto Show

Article by Anita Panait, on March 14, 2013

2015 Volkswagen Golf will be larger, roomier, more fuel efficient, and safer than the outgoing vehicle it will replace. The seventh-generation Golf is the first Volkswagen model to employ the MQB components matrix. It will also feature new safety systems like collision avoidance and lane departure systems and will be powered by new engines.

It will also feature new infotainment options. Volkswagen is unveiling all three of the Golf versions that will be rolled out in 2014 -- the entry-level TSI model; the thrifty TDI Clean Diesel; and the sporty GTI – at the New York International Auto Show. The TSI and GTI models are powered by new variants of the EA888 turbocharged and direct-injected four-cylinder engine, while the TDI is powered by a new EA288 diesel engine.

The 2015 Golf, which will be rolled out in the first half of 2014, will be produced at Volkswagen's Puebla plant in Mexico. The New York International Auto Show will feature more than 60 other newly unveiled cars, trucks and concepts that the world's major carmakers have to offer.

Volkswagen's all-new Golf was introduced in Berlin, Germany, 36 years after the small family car segment was redefined by its original Golf model. The 7th generation Golf builds on its predecessors' success, bringing new levels of practicality, comfort, efficiency, and safety to the class. This after VW Golf has sold over 29 million units.

Despite offering more advanced technological features and more space for passengers, new production techniques help make the VW Golf Mk VII up to 100 kilograms lighter compared to its earlier model. These also help make the car up to 23% more efficient than ever before. On top of all of these, the new VW Golf is also a lot safer, thanks to a wide array of active and passive safety systems as well as a stronger body structure.

What's more, the new VW Golf has been built on the Modularer Querbaukasten platform. Also known as Modular Transverse Matrix, the MQB platform standardizes vehicle component parameters across vehicle classes and brands, as well as allows access to new technologies and powertrains, including innovations in terms of safety and infotainment, which were reserved for cars in higher segments in the past.

In addition, the new VW Golf is 4,255-mm long (56 mm longer compared to its predecessor), 1,799-mm wide (13 mm wider), and 1,452-mm high (28 mm lower). Its wheelbase is also 2,637 mm, which is 59 mm longer than the earlier model, and its wheels at the front are 43 mm further forward, thus generating more interior space for the car. All these measurements help create a 10% improvement in drag co-efficient, now 0.27 Cd.

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