Well, with the current decisions going on at VW's headquarter to delay the production of the VW Golf until end of 2008, I am not sure how much you can trust any previews of the next-generation now. So take this with some doubts, because I am sure it will not look as boring as on this pics.
There will be numerous engine choices for the new Golf including a new 1.6L TSI engine developing 200hp as well as a high-performance 2.0L version with 260hp in the GTI. A rumored top of the line 3.6L FSI V6 engine taken from the Passat R36 and developing 281hp will round out the Golf range.
With climate change a major part of today's current affairs VW has also announced a 30% more fuel-efficient version. This stems from the VW Polo BlueMotion released late last year. The BlueMotion models utilize slow-shift gear boxes that reduce fuel consumption as well as low-resistance tires to save extra fuel.