The new model is expected to look more or less like the Mk VII Golf, outside of the taller overall design and subtle styling tweaks. Sharing its bones and its looks with the newest Golf means the Plus will get most of the same engines and transmissions, although we shouldn't expect a hot version with the GTI's powerplant or an all-wheel-drive model.
The main difference in the cabin should be a set of adjustable rear seats, allowing a bit more room and flexibility in the tallish hatchback. As is usual, don't expect this Golf variant to cross the pond. Take a look above for our full gallery of spy shots of the new Golf Plus.