The Golf is still number one in Germany and again in Europe but despite these top
positions, it has brought trouble to its producer. The German folks arrived at the
conclusion that the thing is overpriced, especially because of the fact that the
air condition wasn't standard right from the start. Predecessors were bought because
of their promising and highly-reputed name, but the assumption that they can demand
any price for it turned out wrong with the fifth generation.
Also, the Golf MkV is far too costly produced. A sophisticated but expensive rear axle
and replaceable outer skins of the doors rise costs, just for example. Both are good
features however they've been perceived on the price tags only. So people weren't willing
to pay for the unnoticeable or unnoticed goodies. That is why Wolfsburg prepares a
comprehensive facelift to eliminate deficiencies and to turn the old one into an attractive
new model. Front lights in Eos style, rear lamps like that of the Concept A, a pronounced
corrugation in the side panels as well as a roof declined towards to the rear will feature the
Because of the 4-door Golf Plus, the new Golf will be presumingly available with two doors only.
That strategy is pretty chancy. Time will have to show whether people will accept that and fall
for the family Golf. On the other hand, it allows putting more sportiness into the design. Many
out there will appreciate this. Another frequently bashed detail was the clumsy centre console.
VW are going to change this thing too. And they will throw out the multi-link rear axle as well
as the repair-friendly doors to reduce costs.
In addition also tiny details such as the clamps for an interior cover will be overworked to make
the car more competitive in monetary terms and to earn money on it at the same time. After all
it's Wolfsburg's most important model. The translation of Volkswagen is 'people's car' and the
company is doing right in paying much attention to doing justice to their name. Understanding
these measures as a facelift, it would be the most comprehensive one in the model's history, but
maybe VW labels it as the new Golf VI. It wouldn't be quite correct but even Merecedes are going
to put a new housing on an old understructure with the upcoming next C-class Sport Coupe.
Tail lights could look
like the Concept A's