The thing with German vehicles is it looks like it has dedicated ambers, but it actually doesn't. For example: Mercedes-Benz C, E, and S class, Porsche vehicles, Audi lineup. Not having a dedicated amber is a safety oversight more than anything else. I don't want to spend an additional $1k or whatever to retrofit European tailights but I would if I have to.
I wouldn't say it's dated. The centre stack looks great in my opinion. It's the centre where the hard plastic surround the handbrake, cup holders, shifter, etc., that makes an otherwise premium-like vehicle look cheap. Would this be acceptable in a Golf R? To me, no because Golf R is really expensive and throwing on soft touch plastics shouldn't be too difficult there. But for a regular Golf or GTI, completely acceptable to me. Besides, how many vehicles get a completely revised centre console for a mid cycle refresh?