• Jul 29, 2007
KGP Photography was spending its weekend in beautiful Death Valley when its photogs snapped a whole lot of pics of the next VW Rabbit in testing. Judging from the VW engineer flipping off the camera (will they ever learn how bad that looks?), we're pretty sure the Volkswagen testers didn't want any pictures out just yet. A new, stronger character line can be seen spanning the Rabbit's flank, and the door handles no longer intersect said crease. The front and rear of the car are pretty well covered, but the general shape doesn't look very different than the Rabbit we already know and love. Powertrains are likely to remain largely unchanged, with a Euro-style range of petrol and diesel engines.
The Rabbit/Golf is perhaps the most important car in the VW stable, as it sells worldwide at very high volume. One place where the Rabbit isn't as popular is here in the States, which is part of the reason we didn't get the Gen V Rabbit until only recently. Expect to see the new Golf swing in to European showrooms in 2008, with the bunny-monikered version arriving here a couple of years later. Click the read link below to view more spy shots of the Rabbit over at Winding Road.

[Source: Winding Road]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      again, another boooooring lookin fatass golf.. vw should fire all its designers and hire new ones.. vw just suck at design!!
        • 7 Years Ago
        So does Honda and Toyota if you are calling out bad designers
      • 7 Years Ago
      We can tell so much from a small shot of the left headlight and fender, good work AutoBlog!
      • 7 Years Ago
      • 7 Years Ago
      Where's the read link?
      • 7 Years Ago
      It is absolutely inexcusable to let a new car go on sale in Europe for two years and give us the old one. This creates "lame duck" syndrome. Stupid marketing done by some stupid people. And the current gen should have been here three years ago to replace the long in the tooth one before that. VW, WAKE UP! You can't stay ahead of the game by giving us old product and short-changing us for years while the rest of the world gains.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I concur, look where it got GM
      • 7 Years Ago
      If you imagine the VW engineer as Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, or Lindsay Lohan... it begins to make more sense. :)
      • 7 Years Ago
      It looks a bit smaller than the Gen V Golf/Rabbit, especially in the first picture. Optical illusion, or possibly the next-gen (third, I think) VW Polo instead?

      By the way, you forgot to link to the original Winding Road article, like you usually do.
      • 7 Years Ago
      If VW releases the new Golf (as a Golf not Rabbit, or Gulf) in America and it comes with all the small diesels and euro spec lighting I would buy one especially the Estate Version.

      Though sadly I don't think I will need to start saving my money any time soon.