New Volkswagen Golf Estate
Volkswagen has extended its popular Golf range with brand new variants that include a new Estate model. It is expected to launch towards the end of 2020, so before it does, here is an overview of all the latest information on the new Volkswagen Golf Estate.
The most striking difference in the new VW Golf Estate is the size increase. Here, it sits at 4.63 meters long, which is 66mm larger than the Gold wagon from the Mk7 series. This length is concentrated within the car’s wheelbase, which is excellent news for taller drivers and passengers. Now, there is an additional 38mm of legroom in the backseats to ensure long drives are a little more comfortable.
Another size increase to get excited about is the boot space. The Golf Estate now has 611 litres, and although this kid just size litres more than the previous model, this could be a significant difference. When the back seats are folded down, you can enjoy an impressive 1642 litres, which is 22 more than the last model.
What’s the reason for this increased boot space? Well, convenience is always something to think about, but it also has an aesthetic benefit. The larder boot means there is space for a more prominent rear screen, and this gives the Estate a more defined sporty look which, Volkswagen is happy to point out, ‘exudes charisma’.
If you are familiar with the hatchback, you will see a range of similarities with the new Estate. One particular change that should interest you is the reduced number of buttons. Instead, features such as the heating and ventilation are controlled by a touch-bar located beneath the infotainment screen. This makes the console less cluttered and less overwhelming, especially if you are unfamiliar with Golf interiors. A fully digital panel will be standard across the entire Golf Estate range.
Inside the boot, there are bag hooks, which is something previous Golf owners would expect by now, as well as power sockets rated at 12V and 230V, although these are optional with specific trims. The expanding tow hook is also available, and you can also select an optional electric boot lid, which opens with a swift swipe of your toe beneath the back bumper.
The Mk8 Estate uses the same engine as the hatchback, but this is still unconfirmed for UK customers. Despite this uncertainty, it is expected that the new range will begin with a 109bhp and 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine. Besides this, there are also suggestions that a 1.5TSI engine (petrol) will be available, as will the 48-volt mild-hybrid option. For those who prefer diesel, it’s also highly likely that two TDFI diesel engines at either 113bhp or 148bhp are something the Volkswagen will offer at some point.
Bigger and Better?
Some might claim that bigger doesn’t always mean better. However, with the improvements VW has made to its Estate, there is little denying that the increased size makes this model an attractive choice. Going on sale at the end of the year and predicted to cost around £24,500, the new VW Golf Estate is certainly something to get excited about.
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