As weird as this may sound, it seems Porsche is working on a Porsche badged Volkswagen Golf for 2012. Now, we know that the Volkswagen Golf is a huge success, but a Porsche version of the car seems like a totally absurd idea; unless of course Porsche is postioning itself to become more mainstream and compete with BMW.

The picture above is on the cover of the new AutoBild magazine. The caption next to it read (in German) “kompakte geheim-projekte bis 2012. der porsche-golf.” That translates to “compact secret projects until 2012. the Porsche-Golf.”

Last week, Porsche officially submitted an offer to acquire shares of Volkswagen, which will give it total control of Germany”s largest auto maker. If the bid goes through, it’s obvious Porsche and Volkswagen will share even a larger number of their platforms, but a Porsche-Golf will definitely take away the factor that sets Porsche apart from other German luxury auto makers.

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Source: AutoBild

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  • Faycal_labidi

    The Golf seems to have a bad future especially with the horrible golf 6 , the golf 5 was thes best one , if vw wont to succes it should just add some little modifications on its golf 5. and in addition what’s the differece between golf 6 and the new polo , they are actually the same thing so many people who have buy the golf 6 are dessuated because of its form of the polo.