Yes, the Volkswagen Golf Mk7 has arrived in Malaysia, but before you and me can get our hands on it, the lucky folks at JPJ will need to test the car (what exactly they do, we have no idea) and give their thumbs up. These carpark pics, snapped by reader Anol Alias, show a grey Volkswagen Golf Mk7 in TSI guise, giving us a hint of what’s to come.
Unveiled in September last year, the seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf is lighter, longer and wider than the Mk6, but with a lower roofline. The C-segment hatchback’s wheelbase has also grown by 59 mm for a bigger cabin, and the boot can take in 30 litres more, too. Unlike the transition from Mk5 to Mk6, this one is all-new in every way – the Mk7 is the first VW to use the group’s flexible MQB platform.
The Volkswagen Golf Mk7 seen here wears a “TSI” badge on top of a “Bluemotion Technology” emblem, so it could well be the 140 hp/250 Nm 1.4 litre turbo engine, available in Europe with a cylinder deactivation system. In Singapore, this engine is available alongside a 122 hp/200 Nm 1.4 TSI. The 160 hp Twincharger 1.4 from the Mk6, which is said to be rather costly to produce, has been discontinued.
Full details and a huge hi-res gallery of the Golf Mk7 can be found here, and you can click here for some videos taken from the Mk7′s drive presentation in Sardinia. Official launch of “The Car” should be just around the corner now!
UPDATE: The Volkswagen Golf Mk7 has been officially revealed in Malaysia. Read more details and browse our high res live gallery from the launch, or read our test drive review: