Tee off with new Golf

NT News - Motoring - - CARS GUIDE - By NEIL DOWL­ING

THE game of Golf changes its rules early next year as Volk­swa­gen tees off with a new, cheaper and more eco­nom­i­cal ver­sion.

The Golf VII is ex­pected to boost Aus­tralian sales as Volk­swa­gen de­buts its low­cost MQB plat­form that will trans­late to re­duced prices.

MQB is ba­si­cally a one ve­hi­cle plat­form and a set se­ries of com­po­nents that can serve nu­mer­ous car mod­els. Volk­swa­gen claims MQB — first seen on the Audi A3 — can cut up to 8 per cent off the build cost which will con­trib­ute to lower prices for the cars.

It ex­pects MQB to be used on up to 60 mod­els from Volk­swa­gen, Audi, Seat and Skoda.

Volk­swa­gen’s Golf VII, first dis­played at the Paris Mo­tor Show in Septem­ber, will start pro­duc­tion in Oc­to­ber and be in Aus­tralia by March 2013.

Volk­swa­gen is re­leas­ing a new, cheaper and more eco­nom­i­cal ver­sion — the Golf VII

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