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VW Golf: Next generation already coming in 2012?

VW Golf

German “Automobilwoche” is reporting that VW will launch the next-generation VW Golf already next year.

Didn’t the Golf MK6 just come out? Well, it appeared in late 2009, and some alleged it wasn’t a full generation, facelift would have been the better term. Maybe that’s why Volkswagen is in a rush to introduce the next generation Golf, the Mk7 “by end of 2012,” reports Automobilwoche [sub].

The Mk7 will be the first Volkswagen to be built with the new “MQB” erector kit. “MQB” stands for “Modularer Querbaukasten” (“Modular Transverse Matrix”).