The images, first seen on enthusiast website CarScoops, give us our first undisguised look at the load-lugging variant of the new Volkswagen Golf Mk7 range following a series of revealing spy shots late last year.
Like the outgoing Golf Mk6, the styling of the wagon is identical to the hatchback from the A-pillar forward, embracing the new model’s more assertive dark-tinted headlights and slim, wide grille and air intakes.
Character lines along the doors and sharper angles around the windowsills of the broad glasshouse add more personality to the design, while sleeker and higher-mounted tail-lights closely resembling those of the larger Passat wagon clean up the look at the rear.
The Golf wagon will also inherit the classy new interior debuted by the Mk7 hatch, combining a range of high quality soft-touch plastics, leathers, piano black and brushed metal surfaces with a large colour touchscreen and detailed instrument cluster display.
Volkswagen is yet to confirm official specifications of the new Golf wagon, although its boot volume is set to rise above that of the current car, which measures 505 litres and expands to 1495 litres with the rear seats pushed forwards.
The new Volkswagen Golf wagon will go on sale in Australia early in 2014, following the introduction of the Mk7 hatch range next month and the launch of the Golf GTI in the fourth quarter of this year.
Like the outgoing model, the wagon will be available with the higher-powered engines offered in the hatch. A 103kW/250Nm 1.4-litre turbo petrol and a 110kW/320Nm 2.0-litre diesel appear set to headline the local range.
Stay tuned for all the official details of the new Volkswagen Golf wagon from its unveiling in Geneva in the coming hours.