Something like that has been in the automotive history many times before. Manufacturers in trouble and under time pressure tend to fall to courageous designs. As such, the Scirocco I may apply, the by its Ital design seized the hearts of buyers with its for a coupe in fact too edgy appearance. One accept the bad cw-value.
In the new edition however, one relies on "home design" with flowing lines, but this increased slightly the recognition. The air resistance is reduced by more than 10% and in the suffused with light and therefore especially back considerably brighter interior is created more space despite the same body platform. At his appearance you realize the competition with the Manta of Opel and the Capri of Ford, not least because of the equipment with spoiler from the factory. Many buyers do here additional contributions.
Nevertheless, even this car will initially be a success. Later, he receives a clear more powerful engine. However, with an engine with less performance it survived even the start of the well-originally thought as successor Corrado. In total it reaches not by far his predecessor in the registration numbers. This is also due to the significantly higher price. The more favorable Golf appears potential customers as the better alternative.