Seventh generation Volkswagen Golf rendered
The sixth generation Golf has just been unveiled, but that has not stopped the overachieving German company from starting to work on the seventh generation. Like many other Volkswagen models, the future Golf VII will be designed by Walter de Silva, so expect the same design lines as found in the recently launched Scirocco.
While the design for the seventh generation Golf will come as no surprise, the big news will be under the hood. For the first time in Golf history, the Volkswagen will use Twin Drive hybrid technology that combines a 1.5-liter diesel with three electric motors. Also a first in the Volkswagen model will be the HCCI engine - a petrol engine that acts like a diesel- with no spark plug and combustion due to sheer compression.
Aesthetically, there doesn’t seem to be too many changes to the Golf model. We do see a slight resemblance to the lines of the Scirocco, but we also see major resemblances between the sixth and seventh generations.
The new generation Golf is expected to debut in 2012 and will be offered in different body versions, including a convertible.