Nice preview here of the 7th generation of the VW Golf including some interesting details.
The next generation Golf is expected to go on sale sometime in 2013, replacing the current intermediate Golf 6 model. Design is being directed by Walter de Silva who has recently declared that the new Golf will be based on the style of the first and fourth generation Golf models, with a sloping windshield and angular lines. The Golf 7 will be longer and wider than the current model, but slightly lower in height.
The Golf 7 should have a totally revamped interior with new multimedia components. A transverse engine and new platform forms the major change for the new car, which will herald a new platform for all of the VAG compact models. To keep price and CO2 emissions down, the Golf 7 will also be available with a smaller, entry-level engine: the 1.2-litre TSI with 86 hp. The Golf R with its 2.o TFSI and 300 hp sits at the top of the range.