A new teaser video for the 2013 Volkswagen Golf VII has surfaced on YouTube. See the clip inside

A new teaser video for the 2013 Volkswagen Golf has surfaced on YouTube.

The car is still covered by a sheet, but the clip reveals several images of the vehicle's body shell and MQB platform. There's also a slide that says the car will weigh 100 kg (220 lbs) less than the current model and be up to 23 percent more efficient.

It will come with a number of high-tech features including emergency city braking, fatigue / traffic sign detection, lane assistant and adaptive cruise control. We can also expect "progressive" steering, LED fog lights and a locking front differential.

The car will be slightly larger than its predecessor and ride on a wheelbase that spans 2637mm - an increase of 59mm. This will result in a more accommodating cabin and a larger boot that has 30 liters (1 cubic foot) of additional capacity.

Under the hood, we can expect two new four-cylinder engines. The petrol variant - dubbed the EA211 series - will have cylinder-deactivation technology and outputs ranging from 60 PS (44 kW / 59 hp) to 150 PS (110 kW / 148 hp). Similarly, the EA288 diesel engine develops 90 PS (66 kW / 89 hp) to 190 PS (140 kW / 187 hp).

The model will reportedly be unveiled on September 4th, ahead of its debut at the Paris Motor Show.