Volkswagen has released first details of its fifth-generation Golf model due for launch in autumn 2003 after a public debut at the Frankfurt motor show. More than 22 million Golfs have so far been sold and the new model is said by its makers to be the biggest evolutionary step both visually and technically. New front-end styling features twin circular headlights with the glass tapering toward the centre of the car with Phaeton-style horizontal flashing turn indicators and, above the headlights, the side panels now rise more in a more pronounced curve than before and as part of the opening section of the engine hood, create a slightly V-shaped outline together with the radiator grille.