Without a lot of information to go with them, our camera-toting spies have captured some new images of a Volkswagen Golf wagon variant that is almost completely undisguised. In fact, the one piece of camouflage on the tidy wagon would probably have gone unnoticed to most casual viewers. Look closely at the rear three-quarter view of the car and you'll notice that the apparent taillight clusters are actually fakes – the outline of the real units is faintly visible behind the blue bodywork and the sticker-like fake taillights.

It's a good guess then, that this Golf wagon (called a Golf Kombi by our spy photographer) is a prototype that's pretty far along in the development cycle for Volkswagen. We can't be sure what impact this will have on the company's small wagon offering here in the US, but we'd be pretty surprised if something very like this didn't end up as the next Jetta SportWagen. We might well have more information on that front, after we visit Geneva next week.


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      bonehead
      • 1 Year Ago
      Its about time they changed it but they need to change those terrible tail lights as well. Take a look at the TSX wagon to see how tail lights should be dont on a wagon. Im glad they are improving it but they are not trying their hardest IMO
      jwashfield
      • 1 Year Ago
      The "Jetta Sportwagen" is known everywhere else but the US as the Golf wagon, Golf estate, Golf variant... it's still a Golf, where the Jetta sedan is now a totally different car. Jetta used to be a Golf with a trunk, but that changed with the latest jetta. The name on the wagon stayed jetta I am guessing because the name Jetta means more in the US than Golf. I do kinda with my wagon was labeled a Golf though!
      Tim Lee
      • 1 Year Ago
      Please put the cover back on it.
      Christopher
      • 1 Year Ago
      It\'s a station wagon! I don\'t think VW even cares.
      JF
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm glad they are fixing the shape of the tail lights (you can see the outline in the sheet metal under the stickers). The tail lights on the current Jetta wagon always looked "sad" to me.
      Myself
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks like a shipping box for Mazda 6 wagon...
        Kumar
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Myself
        Here's to hoping Mazda brings the 6 wagon because VW is bringing another wagon stateside.
      • 1 Year Ago
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        Myself
        • 1 Year Ago
        Nope, they sacked all designers about 8 years ago... Across entire VAG
        Lachmund
        • 1 Year Ago
        are you really that much fail you don't notice this has fake tail lights to look like the last one?!
      trenchanting
      • 1 Year Ago
      Call me a pet-peeved, nitpicking know-it-all, but don't put 'completely uncovered' in the headline when parts of the car are covered. That's all.
      • 1 Year Ago
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      desinerd1
      • 1 Year Ago
      I just threw up looking at this hideous monster.
      Lachmund
      • 1 Year Ago
      for people who want to know how it really looks: http://fotos.autozeitung.de/462x347/images/bildergalerie/2013/01/Auto-Neuheiten-VW-Golf-VII-Variant-2013.jpg
        Kronos
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Lachmund
        Wish it were, but I think these are it: http://www.gmotors.co.uk/news/new-volkswagen-golf-vii-variant-rendered/2013-volkswagen-golf-vii-variant Note the belt-line crease aft of the rear wheels, same as the Autoblog photos.
      THE 507
      • 1 Year Ago
      Bow . . . wow . . . OMG this is the best they could do? What the HELL were they thinking?
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