The innovations in the new Golf Variant are also reflected in its design, which is more dynamic and clearer-cut compared to its predecessor. The new generation of the Golf Variant is also 66 mm longer, shifting its proportions and making the new model appear more elongated and flatter. The spacious interior comfortably holds up to five people – that’s because the rear of the new model offers much more legroom. With a stowage capacity of 611 litres (loaded up to the rear seat bench), the Golf Variant also features an impressively large luggage compartment. When loaded to roof height up to the backrests of the front seats (with the built-in luggage net partition), the stowage capacity even increases to 1,642 litres.
The engine options have been expanded to include new mild hybrid versions (eTSI). These are particularly economical when it comes to fuel consumption because the Golf Variant switches off the TSI direct-injection turbo petrol engine whenever possible and coasts with zero local emissions. All eTSI engines are combined with an automatic dual clutch gearbox (7-speed DSG) as standard. Without a DSG gearbox, the imperceptible changeover between the coasting phase and the TSI drive would not be possible. As the first mild hybrid, the 1.0 eTSI will be launched with 81 kW/110 PS, with other versions set to follow. The Golf Variant is also available with innovative TDI engines, which will be initially launched with two output levels: as a 2.0 l TDI with 85 kW/115 PS and with 110 kW/150 PS. In both versions, technology known as twin dosing – dual AdBlue® injection with two SCR catalytic converters (Selective Catalytic Reduction) – significantly reduces nitrogen oxide emissions (NOx).
Volkswagen has reconfigured the equipment matrix of the Golf Variant: above the basic Golf Variant version, there will now be the Life, Style and R-Line equipment lines. The extensive standard equipment of the basic model already includes the lane keeping system Lane Assist, Front Assist with the City Emergency Braking System and Pedestrian Monitoring, the XDS electronic differential lock, the Car2X traffic hazard alert system, the keyless comfort start system Keyless Start and automatic lighting control.
Always as standard in the vehicle interior: Digital Cockpit Pro (digital instruments), the Composition online infotainment system with 8.25-inch touchscreen, We Connect and We Connect Plus online services and functions, a multifunction steering wheel, Air Care Climatronic automatic air conditioner and a Bluetooth telephone interface.