Yes, you are reading right: the sixth generation of the VW Golf has just been launched and we are already discussing the 7th iteration. Crazy world, isn’t it?
However it’s said that the 2012 VW Golf will lose some weight for emission and efficiency sake.
So, what will the seventh version have in store for us? Smaller engines and a smaller structure. For the last few decades, every succeeding redesign was just a bit bigger and more powerful that its predecessor. Expect that trend to end with the Mk VII Golf. You can bet that diesels will account for a larger percentage of sales too, possibly even in the States.