2013 Golf will have a sportier design and be more different in dimensions to a bulkier Golf Plus people-mover variant.

VW is promising a sportier Golf model for the Mk7 generation of the classic hatch.

The 2013 Volkswagen Golf will come with a steeper windshield, wider track and lower roof-line compared to the current model. On the inside, the new instrument panel and center console will be more angled towards the driver in a sports car-like design.

In contrast, the Golf Plus variant will become a bulkier and more competitive 5-seater people-mover along the lines of the Ford C-Max.

According to Autocar, VW also intends to make the 3-door variant different and sportier from the 5-door hatch Golf, but it won't be as extreme a variation as the standard 5-door Astra hatchback and Opel/Vauxhall Astra GTC.

The next-generation VW Golf is slated for launch in the middle of 2012.

Gallery: Next-generation Mk7 Golf will get a sleeker design - report