The newly developed Volkswagen Golf Sportsvan looks set to complete the Golf family in the middle of next year.
With a concept car premiered at International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt earlier this month, the Golf Sportsvan boasts sporty design combined with great everyday practicality.
The Golf Sportsvan impresses with such features as a perceptibly more spacious and flexible interior (rear bench seat has 180 mm fore-aft adjustment and over 1,500 litres of cargo capacity) and highly advanced assistance systems. Even the base version offers such standard features as XDS+, Automatic Post-Collision Braking System, air conditioning, seven airbags, the new electronic parking brake, a 5-inch touchscreen, variable cargo floor and a cargo cover.
In addition, highly innovative assistance systems are making their way into the Golf Sportsvan, including the Blind Spot Monitor incorporating Rear Traffic Alert, which is being implemented in a Golf for the first time.
The six new engines of the Golf Sportsvan cover a power range from 63 kW/85 PS to 110 kW/150 PS; they have a stop-start system as standard and are up to 19 per cent more fuel efficient than the previous engine versions. All of the engines available at market launch conform to the Euro-6 emissions standard as well. The 1.6 TDI BlueMotion with 110 PS is representative of just how efficient the new engines are. It’s estimated fuel consumption will be a low 3.7 l/100 km (equates to 95 g CO2/km) – the best value in the field of compact minivans.