A prototype based on the current-generation Volkswagen Golf has been spotted near the Nurburgring this week, having previously been snapped during winter testing in Sweden.
What's interesting is that this appears to be an early development mule for a crossover model, given the extended wheel arches hiding wider tracks front and rear, jacked-up suspension, and a modified rear.
It's reported that the Volkswagen Group's annual media conference in March confirmed a new five-seat crossover to be launched in the coming years, though its name or form is yet to be specified.
Could VW be looking to fill yet another SUV niche? Perhaps an early prototype for the next Golf Alltrack? We'll have to wait and see.
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