So this is what a catwalk feels like. We’re at the presentation of “Der Golf, Das Auto”. The 7th generation. The cover will be lifted and we’ll get to see what it looks like live. I’m curious, and our friends from Greenpeace are here as well. We’ve forwarded the film for you because it was getting a bit tedious. But here it is, “Der neue Golf” or the new Golf. The Golf VII. Revolutionary is the way in which VW builds the car: on the MQB platform. I won’t try to pronounce the German term, because that’ll go wrong. The platform concept has been further engineered. The Audi A3, Seat Leon and other models will be built on it as well. Something which isn’t exciting nowadays, is opening the hood. It’s not like opening the hood of a classic Alfa Romeo and finding a beautiful rocker cover. You just see a lot of technics. And there will be more technical stuff. Plug-in hybrid in 2014, electric Golf at the end of 2013 and to bring you good Autoblog news: the Golf GTI and GTD come mid 2013.The Golf R will come in 2014, so we won’t have to wait that long. The fun part of the R is that it’ll get a real diff-lock. Mechanically it is possible in the MQB platform because they made space for the development. So no longer a dull electronic diff-lock, but the real deal. Again good sliding with your Golf GTI. As you can see, the trunk has grown again. Sits amazing. They thought about this. “Deutche Gründlichkeit.” And a 12V connector here. No idea if this has been in a Golf before. As if anyone is interested in this. But it is there. Not very surprising. Lower, a bit more dynamic, the wheels are better positioned (more apart). This is what makes it better. I’m rather comfortable, but that’s with a Spaniard in front of me. Usually they’re not that tall. I’m going to close the door now. Important to test if it sounds nice.I can sit in the front now because he’s finished measuring. The navigation system is a huge improvement. Of course those stupid Spaniards put it in Spanish. It is much nicer and apparently you can operate it by touch. They have an electronic handbrake now and no longer an ugly stake. A shame for the future hoons, who can no longer do handbrake turns. Other important upgrades are centered around this radar. City emergency braking is available on the Golf, but also multi-collision braking, which activates after you’ve crashed. The car has registered this. The airbags or sensors have gone off. It seems that a lot
of accidents happen after the initial crash, when the car bounces against the guard railing or a truck. The Golf will brake automatically. So if you like car bowling, hitting targets at high speed, then the new Golf is the perfect car for you. Subtitles – Maru .