Volkswagens Golf Plus – a high-roof version of Europes top-seller – is one of 15 new vehicles available with optional adaptive front lighting from German supplier Hella (the others include the BMW 5 series, Opel Astra and Land Rovers Range Rover Sport).
Heat and sound management specialist Carcoustics International of Leverkusen, Germany, has a high level of responsibility for soundproofing and insulating the Golf Plus engine bay. Carcoustics delivers engine encapsulation, heat shielding and dashboard insulation to the car.
It supplies those same parts to the Volkswagen groups other vehicles built on the companys PQ35 platform. These include the Skoda Octavia, Seat Altea and Audi A3.
The Golf Plus is assembled at VWs German plants in Wolfsburg and Mosel. VW aims to sell about 150,000 units of the car a year.
– Alex Graham