The anticipated 2017 Volkswagen Golf update and the only recently spied 2018 Volkswagen CC have surfaced online today, thanks to a revealing set of leaked images.
The refreshed 2017 Golf was already expected to make its debut at October’s Paris motor show, but these leaked images offer a first look at what showgoers will see.
As always with the Golf range, styling updates for this mid-life makeover are relatively light-on. Standout tweaks include a new look to the integrated daytime lights, with the GTI model’s familiar red band extending into the frames of each LED unit.
The GTI’s front bumper also looks to be subtly updated, with even larger hairclipper fins that appear to be inspired by – although not identical to – the new 40 Years birthday special.
Updates elsewhere are a ‘blink and miss it’ affair, with all sheet-metal carrying over unchanged, although a new wheel design can be seen in these images.
With the refreshed Golf likely to debut in Paris, expect an Australian debut to occur in the first half of 2017.
The all-new Volkswagen CC, although never in line to sell as strongly as the iconic Golf range, is perhaps the bigger news today.
These new images reveal that the new CC, spied testing in heavy camouflage just days ago, confirm speculation that last year’s Sport Coupe Concept GTE would inform the look of this new-generation offering.
The concept’s dual LED daytime light design carries over, but the big diving grille design has been swapped for a more familiar look.
The themes at the show car’s rear have also transferred faithfully to production, with the integrated boot-lid spoiler now softer but still prominently featured.
Timing for the new CC’s premiere is still to be confirmed, but don’t be surprised if it turns up in Paris alongside the refreshed Golf. If that occurs, watch for an Australian debut to occur around this time next year – if not sooner.
For more details on what will be in store for buyers of the CC, see our earlier coverage at the links below.
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