Reader Farhat Haniff emailed us these pics of the new VW Golf Mk7 spotted at Petronas Presint 18 in Putrajaya. Two units of the latest Golf can be seen waiting to be refuelled, and both are registered units wearing Wilayah number plates. This follows our previous set of a silver Mk7 in TSI guise, posted up last month.
Yes, this means that the VW Golf Mk7 will be launched very soon. So soon that you probably won’t have to wait till tomorrow to hear more news of the benchmark European C-segment hatchback. A comprehensive test drive report is also on the way, so stay tuned for it.
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.
Not long now, and we’re all set for the Golf Mk7′s official launch, where powertrain and trim details will be finalised. Keep your eyes peeled!
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: