Here are some live impressions and a video of the unveiling of the new VW Golf VII from Berlin. Enjoy!
The exterior styling won’t win everyone over, but the interior is leaps and bounds ahead of its predecessor. Three different trim levels will be available and even the entry-level Trendline features air conditioning, metallic accents, power windows / locks, a folding rear seat and 15-inch wheels.
Moving up to the Comfortline adds comfort seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and floor mats. There’s also a Composition Touch infotainment system, a fatigue detection system, parking sensors and 16-inch alloy wheels.
The range-topping Highline boasts a unique exterior with chrome accents, xenon headlights and 17-inch alloy wheels. Inside, the cabin features ambient lighting and Alcantara / fabric sport seats.
All 2013 Golfs will be equipped with an infotainment system that has a screen which measures 5-, 5.8- or 8-inches. Entry-level models have a black and white display that only provides basic information such as vehicle settings, climate control options and the time / date. However, higher-end variants have a proximity sensor which automatically switches the screen from display mode to input mode when a finger is detected near the system. They also have MP3/Bluetooth/iPod/AUX/SD Card connectivity, an optional navigation system and an available UMTS telephone module.