Volkswagen is putting the finishing touches to its new Golf Plus high-rise hatchback ahead of an expected debut at next week’s Frankfurt motor show. UK sales are tipped to start early next year.

Like its predecessors, the new Golf Plus is likely to offer increased headroom and a more spacious cabin than the standard five-door hatchback on which it’s based. It will carry over the design themes set down by the standard Golf hatchback. These pictures suggest the Golf Plus will feature light units very similar to those used by the Golf hatchback.

It is thought that the Golf Plus will offer 150mm of extra headroom than the hatchback, and will offer a more flexible seating configurations.

The MQB-based Golf Plus will feature an engine line-up closely mirroring that of the Golf hatchback. Six-speed manual and DSG gearboxes will be available, and it is likely that VW's forthcoming 10sp DSG unit will be offered.

Thanks to: Autocar