Volkswagen has expanded the local Golf range to include the new Golf Wagon, adding even more space to the multi-award winning all-round car. Planned as a member of the Golf 7 series from the outset, it is the first Golf Wagon to utilise the technologies and benefits of the company’s modular transverse matrix (MQB) platform.
The new construction method allows a reduce of overall vehicle weight of up to 165 kg and an increase of 100 litres in cargo space compared to its predecessor. The Golf Wagon also sports sharper body proportions, new safety and convenience systems, new petrol and diesel engines and new running gear technologies.
Now produced exclusively in Mosel, Germany, the Golf Wagon shares the high-quality Golf design both inside and out with the full functionality of a wagon. It will also have a new entry price.
Every model line of the seventh generation Golf hatch (non-performance) has been replicated for the Golf Wagon. This includes the new entry model wagon in the 90 TSI, the now mid-range 90 TSI Comfortline and the introduction of the premium Highline grade with 103 TSI and 110 TDI variants. All Golf Wagons are paired with a DSG transmission and achieve low fuel consumption (from 4.7 l/100km in the 110 TDI Highline) and CO2 emissions.
The exterior styling of the Golf Wagon has been transformed, resulting in a car which is 4657 mm long (26 mm longer that the Mk VI), and 1,799 mm wide (18 mm wider), giving it a sportier and more distinctive look than the previous model. These dynamic proportions set the stage for the design of the wagon, which follows the lines of the Golf hatchback until the B pillars, with uniquely Golf Wagon styling from the rear doors towards the back.
Cargo capacity, which was increased from 505 in the previous model to 605 litres, offers extra luggage space even with five passengers on board. With the rear seats folded, cargo capacity grows to 1,620 litres, an increase of 125 litres compared to the previous model.
All models in the new Golf Wagon range boast similar standard features and options as available in the Golf 7 hatch.
Standard features on the 90 TSI Golf Wagon include 5.8-inch Composition Media display, multi-collision braking system, electronic parking brake with Auto-Hold function, XDL transverse differential lock, battery regeneration mode and Stop/Start system, cruise control and Bluetooth connectivity and USB interface.
In addition to the 90 TSI base model, the Comfortline offers a comprehensive array of standard features, including a rear-view camera, front and rear parking sensors, rain sensing windscreen wipers, auto dimming rear-view mirror and automatic headlights, plus dual-zone climate control air conditioning.
For the first time in the Golf Wagon range the premium Highline grade is offered. In conjunction with a 103 kW TSI or 110 kW TDI engine, the Highline wagon is comprehensively equipped with luxurious Alcantara and cloth trim, 17-inch alloy wheels and Discover Media Satellite Navigation.
A wide range of optional features is also available for the Golf Wagon. This includes the Driver Assistance Package, with its impressive safety and convenience systems – Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Front Assist with City Emergency Brake, Proactive Occupant Protection System, Park Assist 2 and Driving Profile Selection.
Pricing (excl. on roads)
Golf 90 TSI 7 Speed DSG – $25,540
Golf 90 TSI Comfortline 7 Speed DSG – $29,290
Golf 103 TSI Highline 7 Speed DSG – $33,840
Golf 110 TDI Highline 6 Speed DSG – $36,340
Metallic / Pearl Effect paint – $500
Driver assistance package – Comfortline & Highline – $1,300
Discover Media satellite navigation system – Comfortline (Std Highline) – $950
Panoramic electric glass sunroof – Highline – $1,850
Bi-Xenon headlights with LED daytime driving lights – Highline – $2,150
Vienna leather appointed upholstery – Highline – $2,950
Anti-theft alarm system – Comfortline & Highline – $600