The new Estate follows the design language established by the Golf MkVI while offering enhanced practicality with more interior room and luggage space.
In the UK, the new Golf Estate will feature identical trim levels to the current model with S, SE and Sportline variants.
The list of standard features across the model range includes air conditioning, a CD player, multi-function computer, electric windows and mirrors, and body-coloured bumpers, mirrors and door handles.
As a family car, the Golf Estate also features a comprehensive array of safety features including ABS, ESP, driver and front passenger’s whiplash-optimised head restraints and six airbags including a deactivation switch for front passenger airbag.
The turbocharged engine line-up is comprised of one petrol and two diesel options with an ultra-efficient BlueMotion variant also on its way.
The 1.4-litre petrol model develops 89kW, returning excellent performance and economy thanks to Volkswagen’s TSI technology which uses turbocharging in combination with a small capacity engine.
A new 1.6-litre TDI common rail unit develops 77kW and is expected to be the main choice for consumers while a 103kW 2.0-litre TDI tops the engine range.
The first cars are expected to arrive in showrooms overseas by early 2010 with full details and specifications due to be announced closer to the release date.