Volkswagen Golf 7 Reviews
Volkswagen turned the next page in its history. There is a new Golf number 7 in the global market. The first time in its history, the new generation of Golf is easier (by as much as 100 kg), more technological and even cheaper than its predecessor. The presentation of a new vehicle takes place in the Sardinia Island.
In spite of the similar exterior, the new car is different from the old model, as the iPhone 4S from the iPhone 5. At first glance, everything is the same. But if you look closely at it, the difference is huge.
The new modular platform of the concern VAG is characterized by its versatility. Basing on it experts are going to produce vehicles of different classes. The platform allows changing the length of the front and rear overhangs, the wheelbase and other basic dimensions. Only the length of the front wheel axle to the end of the engine sub frame is unchanged. It opens up a huge field to configure the platform and assemble different types of cars: hatchbacks, large sedans, crossovers or charged sports cars.
There is the difference of the new Golf from the old one when looking under the hood. The engine is opposite mounted. It is turned on the other side and tilted not to the radiator but back to the cabin. This change reduced the exhaust system and saved space under the hood. Owing to it the new construction unleashed designers. They drew more athletic, graceful and a little bit aristocratic car.
It seems that the cabin is moved back, like a rear-wheel-drive hatchback BMW of 1 Series has. The front overhang seems shorter, bars are tilted back, the roof fell, and the rear bumper cringed because of a broken rear door pillar like hind legs of a hunting cat. It seems that the car is preparing for a quick jump. There was the redistribution of mass and improved weight distribution. Now the car has a normal oversteering.
Nearby Golf is beautiful and even fashionably elegant. However, it kept all its family traits, which was valued and respected for by fans, and, as before, became a conductor in features of the C-class that were used to meet in upper class of cars.
There will be installed very adult branding “toys”. For example, there will be the electronic system of change driving mode, as in Audi. A driver can change eco-friendly, comfortable, sporty or other modes. Each of them has strictly setting of the steering, shock absorbers rigidity, it own response to the accelerator pedal and fuel consumption. All these modes are good for any situations. For example, you may set up all features in the Sport mode, but shock absorbers - for comfort one and the driving will be much more fun.
There is the designed adaptive cruise control, which controls distances to a car going in front. I promise that this vehicle is cheaper than the premium cars, and it may be bought by the average customer of the C-class.
There are options as Lane departure warning system, which can be available only with the navigation system.
In addition, Golf received Dynamic Light Assist, which was previously available in the Touareg. Using a camera on the windscreen the system controls the motion of the counter and the associated transportation. At speeds above 65 km/h, that is mostly available in suburb, Dynamic Light Assist switches on upper beam till the arrival another built-up area. The computer monitors cars in front and obscures modules of bi-xenon headlights shining into the eyes of the oncoming vehicles drivers. It looks unusual. Powerful headlights shine direct to an approaching car. However, there is the box shadow the front of the vehicle covering it as a shield. In general, it is the really interesting toy. And we are also waiting for its price!
The car is equipped with the system Park Assist 2.0. It assists to parallel parking, squeeze to narrow places leaving space of no more than half a meter to bumpers, but also park the car backwards to perpendicular to a roadside.
In general, a list of the equipment of Golf is very rich. Even the standard Golf will be available with seven airbags, ESC, electro hydraulic parking brake with auto hold on inclined surfaces, XDS, tire air pressure indicators Plus and many others. This gift from Volkswagen is not expected.
The car interior looks rich and elegant. The dashboard glows white-red light, the color screen displays data of the on-board computer, chrome elements shine, and the navigation system controls the movement of vehicles in space.
The noise isolation of Golf is amazing. Closing the door, you like fence off the outside world by the overwhelming sound wall. But, unfortunately, there is its Achilles heel. They are wheel arcs. If you come over a pool or gravel, the cabin gets loud drumming.
One of the interesting technical innovations for Golf 7 is the new 1.4-liter engine with a cut-off pair of cylinders. When coasting or idle away the actuator separates the two internal pistons, and they stop. The car rolls with the two remaining outer pistons. It may last to 4 thousand rpm or when the planned acceleration is not required more than 85 Nm of the torque. When quick acceleration the engine instantly switches on two other pistons and gives the dynamics as none of competitors has. The turning on is seamless, and to determine the mode of the engine we can only by inscription in the window-board computer.
Objectively, the 1.4 TSI of Volkswagen is one of the best engines in this class in characteristics. Allegedly, switchable cylinders can save up to half a liter of gasoline per 100 kilometers.
In general, two short days in Sardinia were not enough to try and learn all systems of Golf 7. we wanted to drive a car more and more and every time there was something new.
Thus, multimedia system the screen suddenly lighted up by a presentation of a palm, City Emergency Braking function can independently break at low speeds. Ergo Active seats are designed in collaboration with orthopedists and that’s why they are so comfortable.
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