The sixth generation Golf arrives with arguably the most dramatic change in appearance for many a long year.
Some 34 years and 26 million cars since its debut, the new Golf, for a change, really does have a new shape, a bit like VW’s recently unveiled Scirocco, and very nice it looks too.
Volkswagen modestly say that it’s the latest stage in the ‘evolution of an icon’ – don’t you just love these marketing gurus? – and it’s due here in January loaded with clever stuff and a good choice of engines.
MM verdict: still the one to beat.