Gasgoo.com (Shanghai June 27) - FAW-Volkswagen may begin manufacturing the new seventh generation Golf as early as August of next year, the Beijing Youth Daily reported today. The compact will be manufactured at the joint venture’s factory in Foshan, Guangdong.
Only four years after its predecessor was introduced, the seventh generation Golf was announced. While it is unlike VW to release a new model so quickly, intense competition in the market seems to be forcing the manufacturer to adapt quickly. The new Golf is expected to make its debut at the Paris Motor Show later this year. Although it has yet to make its debut, several unofficial concept renderings (pictured) have been made.
In a departure from tradition, the new Golf will not be built on the PQ35 platform, but instead on the MQB platform, which will also be used for the next generation Tiguan. The new Golf will be larger and more spacious than the current version. It will come with a variety of turbocharged engines available, including a 300 bhp 2.0 L gasoline engine and a 1.2 L diesel engine. Plug-in hybrid and BlueMotion pure electric versions are also in the making.