If you thought the 2013 Volkswagen Golf looked a little too familiar, you'd better get used to it as company is sticking with their conservative styling direction.

If you thought the 2013 Volkswagen Golf looked a little too familiar, you'd better get used to it as company is sticking with their conservative styling direction.

Speaking with Automotive News, Volkswagen styling guru Walter de' Silva said the days of flamboyant design are over. Instead, he favors a 'clean and simple' philosophy which is timeless.

The design chief also noted that the company's products have a better brand worth as their cars have a higher resale value than models with polarizing styling. As he explained, "There is a certain security in our design. When you know that it keeps the resale value, it's important for a family. That's our intention."

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