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The production for the upcoming Volkswagen Golf VII will start at the beginning of this month, before the car's public premiere at the Paris Motor Show at the end of September. Before that, the world premiere of the compact hatchback will happen on September 4th at a special event which will be organized at the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin.

As seen in previous spy shots, the design of the Golf VII will be an evolution of the outgoing sixth generation of the compact hatchback, but the biggest changes are underneath since the car will be sitting on the company's MQB platform that has been used on the new Audi A3 and the recently introduced Seat Leon.

Under the hood of the new Golf there will be the usual array of turbocharged gasoline and diesel engines, including the 1.2- and 1.4-liter TSI gasoline engines that are fitted with Volkswagen's active cylinder management (ACT) that can turn off two of the three cylinders in order to improve fuel efficiency.

The hotter GTI model will adopt a 2.0-liter TSI engine and it will come out sometime next year, along with the R all-wheel drive variant. Volkswagen also plans on introducing a hybrid version of the Golf VII as well as an all-electric model.

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