We're waiting to see the genuine Mk VII Volkswagen Golf in the steel so that people can decide which side of the fence they're on regarding its design, but we're pretty sure the Golf R will, as usual, improve upon it. A prototype of the hot version of VW's hatch was spotted in a wild camo party dress a few weeks ago, and now the snappers at CarPix have caught it again without the camo and in basic black.

The adjustments we'd expect are there, in unfinished form, such as the larger intakes in front and quad pipes in back, and the cruise-control radar gets a prominent spot in the middle of the lower intake. The all-black low-profile routine certainly ups the stealth quotient, and perhaps it's just our eyes, but the five-door seen here doesn't look as intense as the outgoing model. We'll know for sure when we get a look at it at the Paris Motor Show later this month. In the meantime, there's a high-res gallery of spy shots to enjoy.


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      Karl T
      • 2 Years Ago
      Subtle, yet sharp. Nice
      • 2 Years Ago
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      jimenezphoto
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like a GTI and a standard golf. For the price premium I would expect something that sets it apart.
      Hampton
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Golf 7 is all over the internet as of Sept 7.You guys are waiting?
      jimenezphoto
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like a GTI and a standard golf. For the price premium I would expect something that sets it apart.
      Ron McCord
      • 2 Years Ago
      I am torn when it comes to Gti, it is a great car. Fun to drive, practical not too expensive but looks wise it errs closer to boring then exiting. I just dont see myself going this route. I love the scirroco and just don't understand their thinking in not bringing it over. I think people would cross shop mustang, genesis, camaro, sti etc with scirocco not so much with gti. Perhaps the Audi a3 sedan will have the looks.
        Dayv
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Ron McCord
        I don't think people tend to cross-shop FWD and RWD cars that much. At least, not in the sporty segments.
      A P
      • 2 Years Ago
      zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Another drab and dreary Golf in the history of drab and dreary Golf. Drab and dreary and un reliable...what a combo!
      nismo101
      • 2 Years Ago
      looks like a volkswagen polo
      desinerd1
      • 2 Years Ago
      yawn again. Why is this so bland?
      RS
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is a test mule, as in a test vehicle that has whatever exterior pieces on it that will fit and not fly off. Obviously, the production vehicle will have a proper body kit, etc.
      Hank Mardukas
      • 2 Years Ago
      The only thing I don't like about the Golf VII is the slightly sloping roofline, where the MkV and MkVI have a flat roof all the way back to the spoiler. Something about the slope makes it look slightly less sporty. Otherwise, it looks great.
      ZPrime
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like it still has the same two piston truck brakes as the Mk5 and 6. :/ The Mk4 got much nice 4pot units.
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