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Volkswagen is hard at work at a new Volkswagen Golf Plus based on the Mk7 Golf, seen here wearing lots of camo to hide the metal underneath.

You may wonder what exactly is a Golf Plus. It’s basically a tall roof version of the Golf with a slightly higher seating position, designed for those who want an airier interior than the Golf. Think of it as the Volkswagen version of the Mercedes-Benz B-Class, which accompanies the Mercedes-Benz A-Class in the lineup in a similar way. So essentially the Golf Plus sits between the Golf and the Touran. There’s also a CrossGolf, which is a Golf Plus with offroader styling.

If you’ve been following the auto industry here in Malaysia long enough, you’ll probably remember that when Volkswagen first re-entered our market in 2006 through an official distributor, it only offered the Mk5 Golf body that we’re all now very familiar with as a Golf GTI.

What was called the regular Volkswagen Golf 1.6 FSI here in Malaysia was actually a Golf Plus. The Golf Plus later disappeared with the Mk6 line-up, and probably won’t reappear here since there’s there’s only a very tight gap between the Golf TSI and the CrossTouran.