Volkswagen Already Prepping Next-Gen Golf for 2017

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

In a bid to stay strong in an increasingly high paced industry, Volkswagen is reportedly already preparing the next generation Golf.

The eight-generation Golf will launch in 2017, just five years after the company launched the current car according to Auto Motor Und Sport. A wider and lower stance along with new front end design will give the new Golf a very different appearance from how we know it today, though it will still ride on the MQB modular platform.

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Technology will not be in short supply either, with Volkswagen planning to offer automatic parking and braking along with a heads-up display and Mirror-Link infotainment.

Of course, improved fuel efficiency is also on the docket for the new Golf, so VW has cut the car’s weight by about 110 pounds and may even fit it with a small three-cylinder engine that is currently found in the VW Polo.

Volkswagen declined to comment on the report.

[Source: Auto Motor Und Sport via Automotive News]

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Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="http://www.twitter.com/selmer07">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/117833131531784822251?rel=author">Google+</A>

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