Follow the source for a grainy shot of the Golfs new rear end. Supposedly, the front end is also being redone with a narrow, four bar, front grille.
2009 Volkswagen Golf - Spied Vehicles - Motor Trend
Early intel suggests the new Golf will be readied by late next year and will likely be a 2009 model. Given the push by VW in the U.S. to sell cars under $15,000, we'll probably have to wait until as late as the 2012 model year before we see a version of it, but expect a facelift of the present U.S. car shortly after the new Golf hits European streets.