Though we've been keeping you up to date with the latest spy images of the Volkswagen Golf MKVII, we haven't received very much information about upcoming plans.
Sure, we knew that VW wants to build the electric car "for the people," and that it wants to lower it so it doesn't look like a 4 x 4 but now we've got some juicy bits to speak about.
Two very cool and intriguing rumors that are circulating is word of a front differential, specifically for the GTI that's said to get upwards of 260 horsepower. This differential is said to be key as it would enhance the driving experience by providing "more agile steering behavior."
Furthering on the electric vehicle talk is word of a plug-in hybrid with a full-time electric range of approximately 30 or so miles, a full-time EV and a variant powered by natural gas. I think they covered all the bases there!
The all-important GTI is rumoured to be powered by a 260bhp turbo petrol engine and will get VW’s new VAQ front differential for “more agile steering behaviour”. This unit is actually an electronically controlled Haldex clutch, the kind usually found in four-wheel drive systems.
A plug-in hybrid version (with an electric range of around 35 miles), a pure EV and even a version powered by natural gas, will all be part of the new Golf range...