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The all-new Volkswagen Golf Wagon has been spied undergoing hot-weather testing in Southern Europe ahead of its 2013 unveiling.

Our spy images provide the first look at the more versatile load-lugging version of the new Volkswagen Golf Mk7, which looks set to grow beyond the current model to offer even more cargo space.

Volkswagen Australia public relations general manager Karl Gehling confirmed the new Volkswagen Golf Wagon would arrive in local showrooms in 2014, following the introduction of the new Golf five-door hatch in the second quarter of 2013 and the sporty Golf GTI variant a few months later in the second half of the year.

International reports suggest the Golf Mk7 Wagon may make its international premiere at the 2013 Frankfurt motor show in September.

Like the current Golf Mk6 Wagon, the new model is expected to share its wheelbase with the hatchback while featuring a longer rear overhang and roof and a flatter tailgate for increased load space.

The new wagon’s boot volume is tipped to rise above the current car’s, which measures 505 litres and grows to 1495 litres with the rear seats folded forward.

The styling is also set to become more cohesive, with higher-mounted dark-tinted horizontal LED tail-lights visible beneath the prototype’s psychedelic camouflage. The front-end will carry over unchanged from the hatch.

Like the current model, engines, transmissions and trim levels will be shared between the hatch and wagon body styles. A 103kW/250Nm 1.4-litre turbo petrol and a 110kW/320Nm 2.0-litre turbo diesel should form part of the local powertrain line-up when it launches in a little over 12 months’ time.


  • Noddy_of_Toyland

    It better have better tail lights than the last two generations: they were opposite to the smooth, curved Golf design and ruined the whole thing for me.

    • Bc

      Agree 100% they looked so out of place for the golf range.

    • Justin

       The rear of the current Golf wagon really kills it

  • bg

    doesnt look any different to any other past generation golf

  • Luke Brinsmead

    If it has the same matching interior door handles as the hatch this time, I’ll be looking at this as a family car replacement to my Golf in a few years time.

  • Golfclubz

    The rear seems like it will resemble the Passat more than before.

    • Zaccy16

      yeah which is a good thing

  • The Real Wile E

    Hot weather testing?
    WTF for?
    It’s just a bit bigger Golf.

  • Tex

    I just wish they’d bring out a Jetta Wagon and leave the Golf alone – a practical Hatchback!

    • Max

      Lol, wouldn’t a Jetta wagon be very similar to a Golf wagon?

      • Golfmother

        EXACTLY .

  • save it for the track

    seems to be a 13kW and 50Nm increase in power/torque for the 1.4l turbo. ‘boot space’ is still down on Jetta, and Octavia sedan (hatch) and wagon.

  • Aus_poppa

    In the USA this is sold as a Jetta wagon – that is because the Jetta outsells the Golf and is the volume VW car, whereas here it will be a Golf wagon because Golf is the mainstream model.

  • Poison_Eagle

    I’m really keen to drive the new Mk7, but the VW fanboys are very offputting. I hope we get the next Phaeton here, the last one was one of my all time favourite cars.

    • Golfmother

      Iam keen to drive the new crummerdore  wagon but the fans are boring , maybe we will get the chev impala , love FWD big cars .

      • Force-15

        And here is proof positive. I’ll have to agree with Poison Eagle’s comment.

  • Pro346

    Looks the same as the current one….lazy VW design

  • Hung Low

    The New Octavia wagon will be larger, better built going by the current Mexican wagon and have more features. Tough choice for the VW fanboys!

  • guest

    Golfmother is a large load gurgler.

  • Chest Rockjaw

    I hope VW uses the Passats 118 TSI engine as it can run on 91/95 RON and is less stressed. If the 8 speed tourque converter auto was used I’d sign up for one. This drivetrain may be a chance for the US market.