• Mar 6, 2007
You can probably guess how much fun reading our mail is here at Autoblog. Tips and comments come flooding in all day and all night. Sometimes the tips are good, sometimes not so much, and sometimes we just can't figure them out. Whether it's a missing link, an incorrect link, or a link to a foreign language site, we sometimes have to pass on what might have been a great post. Of course, there are times when just the graphic is enough to create a post, because it is so compelling. Despite a lack of information, we occasionally decide to run a story with little or no supporting material. As you can probably guess, this is one of those times. We got this tip about an artist's interpretation of a future VW. Whether it's supposed to be a new Polo or Golf is unknown, but it definitely has style to spare and we felt like it was interesting enough to share with all of you. The best guess at a translation of the text is printed after the jump.

Thanks for the tip, Kevin!

[Source: Sina Blog]

Submitted as part of the public Spring Festival in design, this is a concept for the GOL brand, not to be confused with GOLF. The design took seven hours, with hand rendering in Photoshop. The car known as the "Pol" is regarded as the young man's "sport car," so the design goal was expressing the spirit of the "pol" in a new model. Based on the old model, the car expresses its sportiness with a stance like an athlete who is crouching at the starting line, straining for a quick take-off. That feeling of excitement and energy was lacking in the old "pol, which has been refered to as a "campaign train" by young people in China. To better reflect the athletic spirit, the designer created the shape and design layout with GOL design features, with the promise of movement that lies in its ability to reflect more emotion. I just want it to be at the starting line with a squatting athlete's ready posture, a feeling that is not embodied in the former GOL! Hope that's close enough. Cool concept with almost a two-door Tiguan crossover look to it. Definitely less boring than some other current VeeDubs.


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      • 7 Years Ago
      Yet another cartoon superhero concept sketch... Let's see, has it met all the criteria:

      1. Impossibly large wheels? Check!
      2. Impossibly low roofline? Ditto!
      3. Impossible proportions? You bet!
      4. Impossible to render in sheet metal and have it actually function? Yep!

      ...yawn.


      --chuck
      • 7 Years Ago
      I´m from Brazil(first place where the Gol car would be build)and this look like yet another sketch of the waited 2k8 re-designed Gol, but u guys have to keep in your minds that its just a sketch..... A lot of times the real thing dosn´t look half as hot as the sketch
      • 7 Years Ago
      .....MORE STEROIDS!!! HA ha ha ha hehehe oh my God! What IS that?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Car manufacturers seriously need to start lowering the waistline of their cars. I'm sick of the windows on cars getting smaller and smaller and smaller...

      I WANNA SEE, DANGIT!
      MikeJ
      • 7 Years Ago
      Apparently VW is going to rebadge the Isuzu Vehicross?
      • 7 Years Ago
      looks like a smart/mini/A1/Mazda2 competitor. somehow I doubt VW and Audi are going to go the way of the forward glass cabin design (invisible A-pillar) that Nissan (along with other japanese and US designers) are using liberally.
      • 7 Years Ago
      "...yawn."

      +1

      • 7 Years Ago
      Why is VW rebadging old Hyundai show cars with Dodge truck grilles grafted onto the snouts??? Am I the only one who thinks that VW made nice looking cars over the last 10 years and doesn't need a styling makeover into crossover-kitch?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Okay, am I the only one that is tired of some people commenting along the lines of "What is 'Company X' doing? I liked their previous 'Car XYZ', but this thing is ugly!"?

      All too often I come accross comments from armchair designers who seem not to realize that many of these renderings and sketches found online are the creations of fans, aspiring designers, magazine/other publications etc. Very few of these random images are based on fact or intelligent information.

      That isn't to say that these pictures shouldn't be open to contructive criticism, however I think far too many people are making the mistake of assuming these are renderings from 'Company XYZ'. Don't believe everything you see/hear/read...
      • 7 Years Ago

      Many "features" of this drawing STRONGLY suggest the next VW Golf, now due in about 12 to 18 months. Put the front end of this car, on the current Golf/Rabbit and you are VERY close.

      The March issue of the British mag CAR actually has a photo of this same car....right down to the blue paint job.