the only thing that came into my mind when I sat behind the wheel of the just-released VW Golf 7 1.4 Blue Motion Technology (BMT) was falling in love (Blue Motion Technology helps the car to serve fuel).
Everything about this car reminds me of a woman - it’s wider, lighter, larger, longer, lower, caring and protective.
Above all, it’s very easy to maintain at 5.2l for every 100km!
In addition, every man can afford it since it comes in different sizes: Trendline, Comfortline and Highline on manual. There is also Comfortline and Highline Direct Shift Gear (DSG) which is commonly known as automatic.
There are more choices too – either you pick 6-speed manual or you go for the 7-speed direct shift gear Comfortline or the 6-speed direct shift gear Highline.
Although the new Golf 7 is compact, it has enough room for five people. Sitting at the back, one can stretch out their legs and recline comfortably. The boot is now 30l bigger than any other previous Golf model.
Just like a protective lover, the Golf 7 that has shed 100kg from its predecessor, still offers stability. Although shedding 100kg should, in essence, give it a lighter feel, I was surprised that the steering wheel gained more stability as the car picked up speed such I felt the strength in my hands.
Controlling it has even been made easier by auto-hold, an electronic park brake as well as cruise control that has a speed limiter.
The electronic stability programme (ESP) helps keep the car on the road even when one over-steers or taking corrective measures after a road hazard.
This works together with functions such as the Anti-spin regulation (ASR), anti-lock braking system (ABS), engine drag torque control (EDTC) and electronic differential lock (EDL) as well as the electronic transverse lock (ETL).
The ESP will assist you to understand what caused the loss of control as well as remedying the situation.
Through the high beam control light assist, a camera on the windscreen, one is able to analyse traffic ahead or behind them while using the park assist 2.0, parallel parking has been made easier.
Billed as the safest car to date, the Golf 7 boasts of seven airbags – front airbags for both driver and passenger as well as a knee airbag for the driver; a curtain airbag system for all passengers; as well as side airbags.
It also boats of a whole new generation of braking system that includes ABS, ESP and EDL.
Above all, it has a multi-collision braking system that allows the car to automatically engage when hit from behind in thick traffic thereby avoid a pile-up.
Whether you opt for a Trendline, Comfortline or Highline you should know that the differences lie mainly in the interior designs.
Trendline features a 5-inch touch-screen radio with CD and MP3 player, SD card slot and eight speakers.
In addition, it has leather multi-function steering wheel, a climatic air conditioning system as well as a multi-function display. To top it all, it has multi-collision brake, ESP, electronic park brake.
On the other hand, the Comfortline has a luxurious appearance and a more flexible interior, chrome interior detailing, lumbar adjustment, front centre arm-rest and drawers under the seats while the Highline comes with exclusive details including sport seats, ambient lighting, and chrome accents on the interior and radiator grille.
Check Zimmerman today for this car that cares and protects like a loving woman