Volkswagen is on the verge of bringing its seventh generation Golf hatchback. The much awaited car is expected to come to dealerships by 2012-end or beginning of 2013.
The VW Golf has been the largest selling car in Europe for the majority of last 3 decades. The main reason cited for the premature exit of the current model is that it is built on the old PQ35 platform, whereas the new model will feature VW’s new modular transverse architecture or Modular Querbaukasten (MQB) in German.
The new architecture is an inexpensive one by which VW expects double-digit profit percentage and will be used to build up to 3 million vehicles per year. Also, unlike the current PQ35 where only vehicles of different brands using the same structure could be included, the MQB can be stretched to include different new models.
The new Audi A3 will be the first car to implement the MQB in its design and also the first to hit the roads possibly during the summer of 2012, before the new Golf.
Although no exact date has been revealed for the launch of Golf VII, expect the beauty to drive in by early 2013 at least.