• Nov 29th 2008 at 10:22AM
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It's been no secret that a facelifted VW Golf Plus has been in the works for a while. It's just that the Euro-market hatch wasn't supposed to be formally revealed quite yet. The car will be introduced on Wednesday with the usual fanfare at the Bologna Motor Show, but media at this week's Essen Motor Show got a sneak preview when they picked up the Golf Plus brochure at the VW stand. The error was apparently corrected in short order, but once something's out, it's out. Dutch paper De Telegraaf, which was also the first outlet to run official Panamera photos a week or so ago, was among those who grabbed a copy of the new Golf Plus materials. Their scan is what's shown above. As you can see here, it looks pretty much like the old Golf Plus, except it has the new Golf's front-end theme. We'll see the whole thing when VW releases more images and specs next week. If you click the photo you can read a Babel Fish-translated version of the Telegraaf article. Thanks to Jelle for the heads-up.

[Source: AutoTelegraaf]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      Those headlights appear a bit different from the standard Golf. I actually like this.
      • 6 Years Ago
      VW: master of bland
        • 6 Years Ago
        Toyota still has that crown...
          • 6 Years Ago
          in US, where VW is more exotic than Toy, maybe
        • 6 Years Ago
        You're absolutely right, it's bland, but it's bland on purpose. Look..if VW gave its cars a distinct character, then it could turn into a love it or hate it product.
        What Toyota, VW and several other true mass-marketers are aiming for, is products that are functional, reliable and styled in a way that can't possibly be hated.
      • 6 Years Ago
      one thing is sure, that was not an accident.

      Best regards

      • 6 Years Ago
      Tired of all this fake leak stuff. When will PR companies learn a new trick?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I own one of these. Its a great car, a lot better than the MK5 Golf IMO. Looks nicer and more equipment, and interior very flexible with oodles of space in rear and a decent sized boot.

      Its a difficult car to class, but in the UK would compete with Merc B-Class, Ford C-Max and Seat Altea.

      I prefer the looks of my one to this new facelift. The grille dosent work with those headlights, the roof bars make it look like a 4x4 and that beige is a horrible colour.
      • 6 Years Ago
      New? Really?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think VW's got a great segment buster here with Golf Plus.
      The comfort,room and utility of an SUV in an economy car package.
      I like it.
      • 6 Years Ago

      Viral marketing?
      • 6 Years Ago
      use google translation, much more acurate
      • 6 Years Ago
      LOL "gefacelifte" It sounds like one of those words you make up in your high school language class because you don't know what the real word is.
      • 6 Years Ago
      So this would be a competitor to the Mazda 5 or the kia rondo?
      I assume their is a hatch at the back.
      I know these are common in europe.
      But not as common here.
        • 6 Years Ago
        That would be a Touran (Mazda5 competitor)
        The Golf Plus is tall, but shorter than a Touran and doesn't have a third row. Sort of like a Ford C-Max or a Renault Scenic.
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