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The seventh generation of the golf model is described by Martin Winterkorn, CEO of Volkswagen as the most efficient model the company has ever had. Although the exterior of the car does not look dramatically different, VW says the new Golf is up to 100kg lighter than the old one which not only benefits fuel consumption and emissions, but also promises a positive effect on handling dynamics. The seventh generation should be available from as early as November.

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Seventh Generation Volkswagen Golf

The seventh generation of the Golf model is described by Volkswagen CEP Martin Winterkorn as the most efficient model the company has ever had.

Although the exterior does not look dramatically different, VW says the new Golf is up to 100kg (220 pounds) lighter than the old one, which not only benefits fuel consumption and emissions, but also promises a positive effect on handling dynamics.

The car should be available as early as November.

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