- Jun 17, 2015
I had to go out and check but you're right! The facelift center console is slightly higher. I don't think the lever is any different though. It looks stubbier because the surround is higher but I think the lever and the shift is the same as before.What I do like, though, is that it's raised the centre console a bit, making it slightly cosier than the pre-facelift and the gearlever a bit stubbier, so the shift action's nicer.
I still think they've mucked it up. They've made poor use of the extra space that new piece of plastic and no hand brake offered. On the old car you could fit three pairs of sunglasses into the cubby behind the gear lever. The new one isn't deep enough to put a sunglass case in longways and even one don't fit very comfortable across it. The other spaces in the console are too small for sunglasses when they could have been bigger if the cup holders had been longways instead of across the console. And this is a car made in Spain! Even the Germans gave the Golf a dedicated sunglass cubby in the headlining. My wife and I both drive this car and there is nowhere to put two pairs of sunglasses.