VW Debuts New Golf Plus For Europe. Plus-Sized Americans Unwelcome.

vw debuts new golf plus for europe plus sized americans unwelcome

Over in what we affectionately call the “Old World,” C-segment hatchbacks like the Golf, Focus, Megane, Civic, and Corolla/Auris also come in higher roofed variations affectionately called MPVs (multi purpose vehicles). One of VW’s entries into the market is the Golf Plus; and since the Golf was just redesigned somewhat, the Golf Plus has been updated accordingly. Except for VW’s little trick – the Golf Plus is still riding on the outgoing Golf platform, and has only gotten cosmetic updates to match the new one. It still shares the Golf’s mix of turbocharged and common-rail diesel engines and available DSG transmissions. And you might recognize the interior from the Tiguan – many components are shared.

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  • TaxedAndConfused TaxedAndConfused on Dec 03, 2008

    @yournamehere You are not wrong AFAIK, the "Mk6" is essentially a face-lifted Mk5 so the "Plus" is basically the old "Plus" plus, er, some new stuff like lights and stuff. All of the cars on this platform are having "facelifts" - there is a new Skoda Octavia and Seat Leon coming soon as well.

  • Stingray Stingray on Dec 03, 2008

    So... exactly what's the problem with using the same good platform for 2 car generations? Toyota does the SAME for Camry, Corolla and many others...

  • TyL Ticket Scalpers...the lot of 'em.
  • FreedMike Needed more ride height, some plastic cladding, and some fake-outdoorsy name like “Cadenza Dirt Cross”. Great success!
  • Zang Guys, its a 370z with a new hat.
  • Art Vandelay The X-90 was the one to get!
  • Art Vandelay I can get a minty MKIV Supra for that money if I've just got to own this sort of car. As a bonus it will be better built and garner more attention down at the Cars and Coffee and in 6 months nobody will say "I only paid 40k for mine!" I can only figure that the dealer just wants to keep it on the showroom floor to get you in there where they will then order you one for later delivery at a sane price.