• Feb 7, 2007
Click for more speculative renderings of the next Golf/Rabbit

The next-generation Golf/Rabbit will take many of its key design themes from the forthcoming Scirocco, according to enthusiast website InfoMotori. The Scirocco, as you know by now, is the name the production version of the IROC concept car introduced last year will wear when it heads to showrooms. To illustrate what this could translate into visually, they contracted designer Andrea Rosati to create renderings of a Golf sporting the IROCized design language. InfoMotori was kind enough to permit us to reproduce the images here for you.

Obviously, there's nothing final about any of this. Whether or not you like the possible new look will have a lot to do with how much you like the IROC. We still think that new face makes the car look like some sort of Pokemon critter. But that's just us.

Tell us what you think. For visual help, we've attached a gallery of the IROC as well.

[Source: InfoMotori]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      yea... lets leave the corporate grille at homne on this one, let the rabbit keeps its more traditional front end!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I believe D'Silva or one of the other VW group designers has expressed their disdain that the big single-frame grille has wound up on Volkswagens. Thus, I predict they're going to push a different design direction for Volkswagen.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Didn't they just come out with the Rabbit? Who cares what the next one looks like, it's 3 or 4 years away and probably won't look anything like those drawings.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Odd, the current (March I think) issue of CAR has pictures of what they say is the nearly final version of Golf VI. Looks nothing like this. Mostly evolutionary.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Car makers are always saying how important the American market is, but when it comes to products, we the consumers get shafted by corporations and our own government. If VW is serious about getting more sales in North America, they need to bring their new poroducts over sooner.
      • 7 Years Ago
      That would be nice, I agree that the older VWs look nicer then their newer counterparts, and maybe with Porsche in charge of VW, I can see big changes on the horizon (Porsche is a great company, that runs well and knows how to make a profit on cars with good designs).
      • 7 Years Ago
      That grill looks better on the Lancer
      • 7 Years Ago
      Mike,
      We just got the new Golf/Rabbit here in the US, but it was out in Europe 3 years ago.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Well I don't think that even VW has such incapable designers... just slapping the iROC-grille onto the current Golf 5 - sharp edges on the grille, round headlights... simply terrible.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It reminds me of the old Lancia fulvia Zagatos.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The next generation Golf (Rabbit) will be designed primaraly to cut the production time. But it will also look a bit different as well.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Keep the grille but give the sporty look of the Iroc concept, without so much green
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