First seen in images leaked yesterday, the new Volkswagen Golf wagon – based on the new seventh-generation hatchback – measures in at 4562mm long and provides 605 litres of boot space - 100L more than the current sixth-generation model. Capacity with the rear seats folded forward increases 125 litres to 1620L.
Despite the increase in size – the wagon is now 307mm longer than the hatchback – the Volkswagen Golf wagon is up to 105kg lighter than the model it replaces and, in a first for the wagon, is now being offered with a fuel-efficient 81kW 2.0-litre TDI BlueMotion diesel option tied to a six-speed manual transmission, which achieves a combined cycle fuel consumption figure of 3.3L/100km – making it the most fuel-efficient Golf wagon of all time.
A variety of petrol and diesel engines ranging in performance from 63kW to 110kW will accompany the TDI BlueMotion unit, as will the option of Volkswagen’s 4Motion all-wheel-drive system.
The new elongated and more practical Golf wagon is due to go on sale in Australia in early 2014, after the standard Mk7 range launches next month, followed by the new 163kW Golf GTI in the fourth quarter of 2013.
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