Volkswagen has released full details of the Golf 7-based Volkswagen Golf Wagon which will go on sale in Europe soon. Like the rest of the new Golf range, the Golf wagon is built on Volkswagen’s latest modular transverse matrix platform (MQB). It is up to 105kg lighter than the outgoing model, while offering 100 litres more loading space.
It boasts an impressive 605 litres of luggage space behind the rear seats. This can be expanded to a whopping 1,620 litres with the seat backs down. It cargo carrying versatility continues with a roll-up cargo cover with a two-stage automatic rolling feature and a variable cargo floor height.
A range of, no less than seven, petrol and diesel engines from the Golf hatch will power the new Golf wagon in Europe. They range in output from 63kW to 110kW and are all fitted with a standard engine Stop/Start system and a brake energy recuperation system. The engines are paired with either 5-speed or 6-speed manual. A 6- or 7-speed dual-clutch transmission will be optional. Two of the TDI variants will also be offered with the company’s 4Motion all-wheel drive system.
Like the new Golf 7, the XDS+ electronic differential lock is now standard on the Golf wagon for improved handling around corners. Europeans can also specify the optional Dynamic Chassis Control system which lowers the ride hide by 10mm. Alternatively, a sport suspension that lowers the car by 15mm (non-adaptive) is also on offer.
Standard features on the entry-level Trendline include 7 airbags, electric door mirrors and windows, tyre pressure monitoring indicator Plus and electronic park brake with Auto-Hold function.
Prices start from €18,950 in Germany. The Volkswagen Golf wagon is scheduled for a local debut early next year.