Volkswagen's new small wagon has been spied for the first time. 
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There are few surprises left when it comes to the latest generation of VW's benchmark small car, and now we have our first look at the new 2021 Volkswagen Golf wagon.

Speaking of no surprises, there is little about the look of the new Golf wagon that will shock.

As with the outgoing Golf 7.5, the new Golf 8 wagon will simply stretch its roofline and wheelbase to deliver a useful boost in capacity – without any of the 'sportwagon' tapering often adopted elsewhere.

The prototype spied here is still wearing a thin layer of camouflage at key points, mostly to obscure the true shape of the tail lamps, along with some black tape around the D-pillar to mimic the shape of the current model's rear quarter window.

An Australian launch for the new Golf wagon, while still to be announced, is expected to occur alongside the local debut of its hatch sibling in early 2021.

When it does land, the new Golf line-up should feature both hatch and wagon bodies from launch, with the fast GTI model expected to arrive around the same time.

The hero VW Golf R, spied recently but still to be unveiled, should follow later in 2021. As before, we should expect hatch and wagon versions of the performance flagship Golf.