Originally Posted by swizzle
They should delay it for an emergency restyling.
In theory, this would be possible; In the last weeks, since the first pictures emerged, the feedback was mostly negative; I remember that back in 2007, the Scirocco was delayed for a last minute nip and tuck (it abandoned the gaping hole grille of the study; And the first gen Ford Mondeo had a similar restyle last minute, though Diesel versions kept the different "old" grille, likely because if the inter cooler; And apparently there were last minute changes to the first gen. Focus and My 2000 Mondeo as well).
So it wouldn't be unheard of, but I don#t think it's the case here. Yes, it looks evolutionary (probably even more than any Golf restyling before), but given how dull some recent VAG designs have been, and they still sell, I doubt VW would get suddenly nervous about the Golf, their traditionally most evolutionary design....