The Variant in five variations. Volkswagen has completely revamped the nomenclature and configuration of the equipment lines, significantly increasing the standard equipment range. The current Trendline, Comfortline, and Highline equipment lines will now be replaced by the Golf, Life and Style lines, as well as a sporty R-Line version. The model designation was adopted for the independent and always all-wheel driven Golf Alltrack.
Golf Variant. The new Golf Variant range begins with the Golf version. The standard equipment has been greatly increased compared to the equivalent predecessor version. Now additionally on board are the lane keeping system Lane Assist, the Autonomous Emergency Braking Front Assist with City Emergency Braking System and predictive Pedestrian Monitoring, Car2X (local communication with other vehicles and the traffic infrastructure), digital instruments, the 10-inch navigation system Discover Media, We Connect and We Connect Plus (mobile online services and functions), a multifunction steering wheel, Air Care Climatronic with activated charcoal filter, the keyless central locking system Keyless Start and a Bluetooth provision for mobile telephone. Also provided as standard: LED headlights, LED tail light clusters, LED reading lights and two USB-C sockets. Standard interior fabric: Quad Paper. The Golf Variant is also always equipped with a luggage compartment cover and an adjustable luggage compartment floor in the rear. As an option, Volkswagen offers a net partition which is fitted behind the first or second row of seats to allow the luggage compartment to be loaded to roof height.
Life. The Life equipment line includes the following details in addition to the features of the Golf version: 16-inch Norfolk alloy wheels, exterior background lighting including logo projection onto the ground (integrated in the front doors) and illuminated door handle recesses, interface for wireless smartphone charging, App Connect Wireless (wireless iPhone integration), front centre armrest (with two additional USB ports and vents to the rear), rear centre armrest (including load-through hatch), chrome trim around the vents, window regulator switches and mirror adjuster, Park Distance Control as a parking aid as well as the automatically activated motorway and city light. Also standard are lumbar supports at the front, front passenger seat height adjustment, smartphone and map pockets on the front seats, an infotainment system with additional functions, a 12 V socket in the luggage compartment, illuminated vanity mirrors in the sun visors, and a variable luggage compartment floor. From the Life equipment line upwards, the Golf Variant also comes with adjustable interior background lighting in ten colours. Standard fabric for the seats and trim: Maze design.
Style. The top equipment variant Style also includes the following standard equipment details that differ from the Golf and Life features of the Golf Variant: 17-inch Belmont alloy wheels, additional exterior chrome features (including trapezoidal tailpipes and side window parapet), sports seats at the front with centre seat panels in ArtVelours (driver side as ErgoActive electrically adjustable seat), leather steering wheel and leather gear knob, pedals in aluminium finish, exterior mirror adjustment with memory function, interior background lighting in 30 colours, LED headlights with cornering light and all-weather light, LED tail light clusters with dynamic turn signal, Air Care Climatronic with 3-zone temperature control, and Travel Assist.
R-Line. The new R-Line version is the sportiest specification package for the new Golf Variant. As with Style, the Golf and Life specification package scopes already form part of this package's basic configuration. The R-Line version is additionally characterised by the following features (extract): 17-inch Valencia alloy wheels, specific R-Line bumpers, high-gloss black sill trims, a rear diffuser, premium sport seats featuring integrated head restraints, 30-colour background lighting, sports running gear, progressive steering, driving profile selection, black headliner, aluminium gear knob, multifunction steering wheel with perforated leather, specific R-Line trims and contrasting stitching as well as brushed stainless steel pedals and foot rest. Standard interior upholstery: Sardegna (centre sections) and ArtVelours (seat cushion bolsters) fabric.
Alltrack. The Golf Alltrack is a separate model that combines the variability and spaciousness of a Variant with the robust looks and all-terrain qualities of an SUV. This is why the 4MOTION all-wheel drive system, the most powerful turbodiesel engine in the product line together with a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox (DSG), engine skid plate and increased ground clearance are standard equipment. The Lifestyle all-rounder also features driving profile selection with an additional off-road mode that makes driving on light off-road terrain even easier. The equipment itself is based on the upscale R-Line level, but offers numerous special features.
Large tilting panoramic sunroof. Volkswagen has developed a new tilting and sliding panoramic sunroof for the Golf Variant. It is divided into two sections with a front part that can be opened whilst the area above the rear is fixed. The front part of the roof is opened and closed using a touch slider at the front of the headliner. In order to prevent turbulence and noise at high speeds, the open roof can be closed slightly at increasing speeds if wished.