SEOUL, KOREA - Volkswagen Korea is introducing the 7th generation Golf at 2013 Seoul Motor Show, not only for the premiere of the new model to Korea, but also for the Asian market. Born in 1974 as the automobile for every folks, Golf had been the core model of Volkswagen which had evolved over 6 generations. Production of the famous model continued for 38 years, and total of 29.1 million of them were sold, leading the hatchback fever all over the world. Since Volkswagen established a presence in Korea in 2005, Golf created another hatchback fever in Korea and it has become an on-going phenomenon. Volkswagen chose 2013 Seoul Motor Show for the Asian premiere of the 7th generation Golf, of which everything, including in/exterior design, power terrain and platform, is newly designed. The new generation became larger in body size, and provides a new driving experience with a specious cabin and ergonomic design.
The new generation Golf especially comes with the next-generation eco-friendly power terrain and light-weight design that reduced the body weight by 100 kilograms, significantly reducing CO2 emission. Also, the new generation Golf is Volkswagen’s first model to be manufactured by MQB platform, the automaker’s next-generation manufacturing strategy, to suggest the future of Volkswagen Group. Specific specifications and price for Korean market is to be decided.