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Volkswagen Golf Wagon caught completely uncovered

Thu, 28 Feb 2013 Without a lot of information to go with them, our camera-toting spies have captured some new images of a Volkswagen Golf wagon variant that is almost completely undisguised. In fact, the one piece of camouflage on the tidy wagon would probably have gone unnoticed to most casual viewers. Look closely at the rear three-quarter view of the car and you'll notice that the apparent taillight clusters are actually fakes – the outline of the real units is faintly visible behind the blue bodywork and the sticker-like fake taillights.

It's a good guess then, that this Golf wagon (called a Golf Kombi by our spy photographer) is a prototype that's pretty far along in the development cycle for Volkswagen. We can't be sure what impact this will have on the company's small wagon offering here in the US, but we'd be pretty surprised if something very like this didn't end up as the next Jetta SportWagen. We might well have more information on that front, after we visit Geneva next week.

By Seyth Miersma

See also: 2014 Volkswagen GTI to start a new hot hatch era in Geneva, Volkswagen planning Up! hybrid model using XL1 powertrain, Volkswagen's 261-mpg hand-built XL1 headed for Geneva.