x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

I-Spy: Volkswagen Golf Mk VII prototype

A glimpse of Volkswagen's new creation in the US reveals a lower and longer model.

The Volkswagen Golf Mk VII is longer and lower than previous incarnations. Lehmann Photo-Syndication
The Volkswagen Golf Mk VII is longer and lower than previous incarnations. Lehmann Photo-Syndication

A spy in the US was very lucky to get this shot of a full-bodied Volkswagen Mk VII Golf prototype, just before engineers took the car away on the trailer. This is the first time Volkswagen has used the black and white camouflage, together with some extra black camouflage, over the front and rear. Looking lower and longer, the next-generation Golf is scheduled to be introduced late on next year or early 2013. It is slated to ride on the new MQB architecture. The three-door Golf GTI and regular five-door prototypes left the garage together with a benchmarking Audi S3. Both prototypes are lower and longer than the current generation Golf VI. The next generation Golf will have more interior space, while the three-door hatchback Golf VII has big GTI wheels and GTI exhausts.