Weight spiral reversed. On September 4, 2012, Volkswagen celebrated the world premiere of the seventh Golf in Berlin. Just one day later, pre-sales of the bestseller, which has sold well over 29 million copies to date, began in the first countries. The weight of the new Golf has been reduced by up to 100 kg, thus reversing the much-cited weight spiral. Depending on the engine, fuel consumption could be reduced by up to 23 percent compared to the predecessor. In addition, Volkswagen launched the Golf with a whole range of new assistance systems. These included systems such as the multi-collision brake, a proactive occupant protection system as well as the automatic distance control system "ACC" and the environment monitoring system "Front Assist" including the city emergency braking function. In 2014, it was the new e-Golf with which Volkswagen set course for the age of electric mobility. Around 6.3 million units of the Golf VII left the factories.