This is the new, sixth-generation Volkswagen Golf. It's ready to go on sale in the UK next January after an unveiling at the Paris motor show in October.
A deep reskin of the current Volkswagen Golf Mk5, the new Mk6 retains the old model's key underpinnings but offers a Scirocco-inspired nose and a higher-quality interior.
"We've gone for a back-to-basics approach that will set the tone for a whole new generation of Volkswagen models," said VW chairman Martin Winterkorn.
The Golf's front strut/independent rear suspension and platform is carried over, while powertrains will be extensive and feature new common-rail diesels, a four-wheel drive transmission and a hybrid.
The most striking change is the new horizontal grille, which VW design boss Claus Bischoff has said will be the new look for all future Volkswagens. Consisting of two horizontal slats set between the headlamps and intersected by a new bevelled badge, it provides the sixth Golf with an appealingly clean and uncluttered look.