VW’s Geneva motor show booth hosted the world premiere of the new Golf Variant, based on the carmaker’s latest MQB architecture.
For the first time in the history of the Golf Variant, Volkswagen is offering this model as an extremely fuel-efficient TDI BlueMotion. The 110 PS estate car that comes with a 6-speed gearbox is the most fuel-efficient Golf Variant of all time, with a combined fuel consumption of 3.3 l/100 km (equivalent to 87 g/km CO2). The all-wheel Golf Variant 4MOTION will likewise be celebrating its premiere in Geneva.
The new Golf Variant is up to 105 kg lighter than its predecessor and is available with engines ranging from 85 PS to 150 PS. The boot volume has been expanded from 505 litres to 605 litres (loaded up to the back seat backrest). Loaded up to the front seat backrests and under the roof, the new Golf Variant offers a cargo volume of no less than 1,620 litres (predecessor: 1,495 litres).
As for the design, the new Golf Variant follows the lines of the latest Golf hatchback model up to the border of the front door. At a length of 4,562 mm, the Golf Estate is 307 mm longer than the hatchback version.