In few weeks European and American markets will start selling new Volkswagen Golf Variant, the world premiere of which took place at Geneva Auto Show on March of this year. But before this model appears, German manufacturer had published its full technical characteristics, details, price list and new photoset.
Thanks to these photos we can have a better idea of how this car will look like, and it does look good. This way, practical SUV based on seventh generation of Golf (it will be promoted in US as Jetta SportWagen), uses new modular MQB platform. Because of this platform new vehicle weights 100 kg less than its predecessor. One of the greatest prides of Variant designers and engineers is the giant trunk – even without using rear seats as additional space its capacity is 620 liters, and with folded seats it is 1620 liters. For more convenience trunk was made in two stores.
For the first time Golf Variant is equipped with electronic differential lock XDS+ system that is, by the way, a part of standard equipment. As additional option SUV can also be equipped with Dynamic Chassis Control system, which reduces the clearance by 10 mm, or a sport suspension package that reduces the clearance by 15 mm.
Engine options was taken from hatchback and barely changed. It includes seven petrol versions and diesel ones with a capacity varying from 85 to 150 hp of power. Each version is supplemented with a “stop-start” system and kinetic energy recovery device, as a result a 1.6-litre turbo-diesel engine with 110 hp of capacity, for example, consumes only 3.9 liters of fuel per 100 km of road. Basic equipment for European market is called Trendline. This package includes seven airbags, electric windows and mirrors, ESP, air-conditioner, electric parking brake and tire pressure sensor.
Just so you have a complete picture, in Germany prices for Volkswagen Golf Variant VII start from 18.950 Euros and go higher depending on a package you chose for your new car. Seems like a good price for a good, and most importantly, reliable vehicle.