Mk. VI Golf Sneak-Peeked

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer
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Volkswagen's newest Golf debuts at the Paris Auto Show in a few months. Ahead of that blessed event, unofficially official images are surfacing around the web. Motor Authority has assembled the "leaked" images for your perusal, but there's not much to see. From the outside, the new Golf retains much of its previous form, with Scirocco-inspired headlights providing the only major contrast with the outgoing model. The Golf's taillights have also been refreshed. Although the whole shape seems lighter and more crisply styled, its bland visage and vacant gaze suggest a lobotomized Mk. V; while the rest of the car suggests… well, a regular Mk. V. If you've been obsessing over the new (Euro market-only) Scirocco for months, you'll probably love the Golf's new looks, and notice subtle similarities between the two. But as the Scirocco won't challenge the GTI for the hearts of American VW fanboys, most shoppers will probably think the Golf just got uglier. Which, until we see it in the steel, we're afraid to say it has.

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  • Blankfocus Blankfocus on Aug 04, 2008

    i like the look overall, but i'll stick with my '08. i really like the front grill on my mkv and i'm happy not everyone else does...every other car i see isn't the one i'm driving.

  • Jimble Jimble on Aug 04, 2008

    It's not a home run but I like the direction they're going in -- back toward the cleaner, more elegant designs that marked the previous generation of Volkswagens. A bit bland maybe, but it beats the Mk. V's gaping maw of a grille and ungainly, bulbous flanks. In this segment more mainstream will probably mean more sales, at least in the U.S. market. Any word on when/if it's coming over here?

  • Capeplates Capeplates on Aug 05, 2008

    At one time the Golf was the choice of car for the young men of the UK who wanted a bit of umph in their vehicle. It's noticeable these days driving on the motorways that Audi have overtaken them. Competition is greater than ever and any improvements by VW must be a plus

  • Shaker Shaker on Aug 05, 2008

    The present VW grille(s) featuring the "chrome" surround much be a bitch to clean bugs from -- a Nobel Prize for the first "non-stick" frontage that doesn't look like a frying pan...