One for all. As much as the new Golf R Estate fascinates with its power and technology – it can do even more. Because despite all its sporty attributes, it is still a fully everyday estate. Like the less sporty versions, the new generation Golf R Estate is 4,633 millimetres long, an increase of 349 millimetres compared to the predecessor model. The wheelbase has also increased, from 2,620 to 2,678 millimetres. The increased exterior length and wheelbase benefit the vehicle interior of the Golf R Estate.
The rear passengers in particular benefit from the larger dimensions: the maximum legroom increases from 903 to 941 millimetres. Even when fully loaded with five people, the luggage compartment offers 611 litres of luggage volume when loaded up to the top of the rear seat backrest, which represents an increase of six litres compared to the predecessor. If only two people are sitting in the front of the Golf R Estate, the full load volume up to the roof lining can be utilised. To do this, fold down the rear seats and backrests and make use of a luggage net. In this way, the maximum storage space of 1,642 litres can be used safely. This provides an additional 22 litres. Convenient bag hooks, lashing eyes and luggage compartment lighting help to stow the load safely. In the right side trim, there is a standard 12 V connection and a 230-volt socket as well as the control for the electrically extending and retracting towing bracket. If both hands are busy holding shopping or luggage, the electrically operated boot lid (optional) can alternatively be opened by making a kicking movement below the rear of the vehicle. For the first time, the Golf R Estate is available with an optional ball coupling with a permitted maximum trailer weight (braked) of up to 1.9 tonnes and a drawbar load of 80 kilograms.