• Aug 3, 2008
Click above for gallery of the new VW Golf VI

Volkswagen was planning to unveil the sixth generation of its popular Golf model this week, but the internet strikes again with a preview of the new people's hatch ahead of its official reveal. Information is limited so far and comes primarily from bloggers who don't speak the Queen's English, but from what we can tell the next-generation Golf will be larger than the current model. Indeed, it does appear to be a bit wider and maybe even lower than the current model. Might we even see some hints of the Scirocco in its design, as well? Our source indicates that the range of engines available with the Golf VI will include a 1.4L TSI, 1.8L TFSI and maybe even the 2.0L TFSI, while diesels will include the company's 1.9L and 2.0L TDI motors. A manual, automatic and DSG transmission will also be on the spec sheet. Contrary to some reports, VW of America has said that the new Golf will be sold in the U.S., though not until late next year. That's all we know for now, and it's admittedly basic stuff, so stay tuned this week for the official word from Volkswagen. Until then, scope out the new Golf VI in our gallery below.

UPDATE: High-res images added to gallery.


[Source: Autoblog.nl (no relation)]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      i cant wait until this turns into a GTI...
        • 6 Years Ago
        That interior is a US GTi. Leather/Leatherette surfaces and climatronics. No Rabbits will get that, just the big shaft. They finally will offer sunroofs again on 2 doors. They should have offered features to gain profit all along, they were doing the few options to streamline productions lately. They want to entice you to buy the GTi to get what you want.

        I want to see features offered on Rabbits again. Like our Jetta has. GLS with leather and sunroof. Wish we had the Individual program they do.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The wheels look a little goofy. Interior looks okay, not great but not bad. It has a relatively clean look as a whole, though.

      This is indeed a bit early... maybe too early...
        • 6 Years Ago
        Even though the interior doesn't look great, as long as the materials are as good as the MkV it will be the best interior in it's class.
      • 6 Years Ago
      If this is real, the tail lamps are a step back. In my opinion anyway.

      Maybe I just love the current Rabbit too much. lol
      • 6 Years Ago
      from the back and side it looks like a 1995 honda civic only taller.
        • 6 Years Ago
        More like an Odyssey.

        This thing totally missed the mark.
      • 6 Years Ago
      That's disappointing
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think it'll look much better in person, but the taillights are a definite miss.

      I prefer the MKV's whole rear end, but at least the MKVI's front end got some much-needed agressiveness.
      • 6 Years Ago
      IDK the front bar grille reminds me to much of the current US Ford Focus....Maybe it will grow on me but not to impressed by it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      for all talking crap about it being bigger , wider:
      "The resulting interior dimensions remain the same, as do the track and wheelbase. The front overhang has been reduced by 20 mm (0.78 in.) -- a feat in itself considering the necessary cooling and safety performance standards."
      • 6 Years Ago
      Zzzzzzzz...

      Oh and that's a nice Fusion grill minus one razor blade.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I agree with Eric.

        This car looks far more like a modernized Mk4 Golf than an updated MkV. I personally think that's a great thing. The Mk4's(99.5-04 in the US) had virtually the exact same grille design, only the headlights really differ on the MkVI. While the MkV's have grown on me, the Mk4's were an iconic, classic VW design. Glad to see their design dept. is getting back on that train.

        I also like that they didn't opt to place the VW logo on the hood(as the Scirocco has) and kept it on the grille like all the previous Golfs/Rabbits have had.

        The rear could use some work though, and I don't really care for the MkV tail lights either, not sure that this is better. Might have to go aftermarket on those, much like I would if I bought an STI.
        • 6 Years Ago
        The grill comment was just an aside. Horizontal bars are pretty standard car fare, but the detailing of these just looks an awful lot like Ford's treatment of the same theme.

        The main point is, THIS is their NEW Golf. REALLY? THAT'S the NEW one? Making the new model more pedestrian than the old model is not a recipe for success. Don't get me wrong, it's a nice looking car. Not ugly by any means. But it totally blends in to the sea of anonymous cars that are already out there.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Current Rabbits use the 2 blade grill, its not copying anyone. VW has used this type of grill forever. You need to look back at VW cars before other were doing it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Is this, also, the year of a "new" look for the Jetta ?
      Or is it too soon since the last change?
      juanita
      • 6 Years Ago
      this makes me regret getting rid of my gti for a jeep :*(
        • 6 Years Ago
        @juanita
        Yes that doesnt sound sensible on any level
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like the outside look, much better than the mk5's, and front end looks mean again, and the back end kinda looks like the Tourag. I Wonder what engines were going to get, and wow thats a fast new model for VW.
        • 6 Years Ago
        When did it look mean before?
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