Its hard to change the way a car performs and looks when its already incredible. But from these new images, it looks like the new Golf MkVII is going to be even better than ever before.
The Golf has always been one of those legendary cars which sustain the test of time, and throughout the years, Volkswagen's factory has been churning them out day after day, its surprising they haven't run out of ideas for a car which has been around for such a long time. And if the new model is going to look as good as this, with an all new lightweight platform to improve efficiency and new variants such as a 4 door coupe and even a soft-top convertible, the new Golf is bound to be a hit with consumers. As they have always been.
There is no small, family hatchback that comes to mind which is better than the Golf. Sure you have the BMW 1 series and Fiat Bravos, or even Citroens, but none can compare to the build quality and refinement of the engine of the Golf. Its like it has the complete package, while the others may be excellent in some areas but poor in others. The only nagging problem with the Golf is that its not really priced to target the mass market, its still perceived as a upmarket, premium automobile and that of course is a highly debateable issue. Nonetheless, it will still attract thousands of buyers just because its a Golf.
Volkswagen has done small compact hatchbacks the way Apple has done the Ipod. It looks good, performs well and it becomes and object of desire at the end of the day. The new MkVII will be powered strictly by small capacity turbo units so it wouldn't hurt your pockets too badly when it comes to petrol. There will be new gadgets inside such as automatic parking and traffic sign recognition, (automatic parking??), and a sat-nav system which is able to warn the driver of sharp turns, speed limits and steep gradients. But I really wonder how much of this gadgetry will make it to our shores.
Anyway, we won't be expecting this till 2012 since the current Golf is selling so well. So if you want it to arrive earlier, just stop buying the Golf now!