New Australian Wheels Magazine I subscribe to just emailed me with the next cover.
This is obviously, un-objectionably a fake, like the hundreds of others floating around the internet and appearing on magazines (except that this one is one of the worst I've seen so far, and it doesn't seem current based on spy shots revealed over the past year). Even Car & Driver did a rendering a year or so ago. What do they have in common? None of them are real.
The only thing that we do know is that there is a strong MkI-IIish crease running along the doors below the handle. This we've seen in various spy shots. All recent photoshop predictions have shown this detail, but no real pictures have surfaced.
Slightly unrelated, I'm hoping that VW will facelift the MkVI Jetta to match whatever the new Golf's styling will be.
That magazine looks like a tabloid and it is trolling people to pick it up. Its got a BS pic of a GTI VII, mention of Steve McQueen and girls, something declaring the M5 was tested and LOST, and another panel declaring their best muscle car ever winner is a surprise.
MkI = super square. MkII = still square, but with tastefully tapered fenders.
MkIII = new, smaller grilles and body-colored bumpers, still square. MkIV = smoother, rounder, more integrated take on the smaller grilles and body-colored bumpers.
MkV = circles within circles everywhere, "me, too" styling. MkVI = canned the copycat circles, muscled-up body panels and headlights.
its got to be a fake, looks more like the civic type r front lower bumper :