Didn’t the Golf MK6 just come out? Well, it appeared in late 2009, and some alleged it wasn’t a full generation, facelift would have been the better term. Maybe that’s why Volkswagen is in a rush to introduce the next generation Golf, the Mk7 “by end of 2012,” reports Automobilwoche [sub].
The Mk7 will be the first Volkswagen to be built with the new “MQB” erector kit. “MQB” stands for “Modularer Querbaukasten” (“Modular Transverse Matrix”). The MQB allows the Volkswagen Group companies to design a wide variety of transverse, front-engined, front-wheel drive models. Some 3 million vehicles group-wide are to be built using the MQB kit:
Volkswagen expects savings in the double-digit percentage range from using the kit technology.