Volkswagen has again upgraded its Mk8 Golf range, with the unveiling of new Estate and Alltrack variants, with more spaciousness than Mk7.
For starters, the new Golf Estate is significantly longer than its predecessors. An added length of 66 mm for a 4.63-meter car has left enough room to create a 38mm increase in legroom. From a practicality standpoint, the trunk also gets a massive size upgrade, up to 611 liters with rear seats in place and a whopping 1642 liter capacity with seats folded flat.
Moreover, two 12V and 230V power sockets were added inside the trunk. Alongside an attached bag hook, an electrically extending tow hook is also available if the need for towing shall ever arise. Opening the trunk lid is quite easy and can be done by swiping your foot underneath the rear bumper.
Volkswagen will reportedly offer the Golf Estate in three-cylinder and four-cylinder petrol and diesel variants. It will come with a 1.5-liter petrol engine producing 128 or 148 bhp. The bigger and more powerful 2.0-liter diesel variant will produce 113 or 148 bhp.
Besides, eco-friendly measures have been taken to reduce C02 emissions, and the newer models will be equipped with twin dosing selective catalytic reduction (SCR). According to Volkswagen, the cars will be fitted with what they claim is the “world’s cleanest turbodiesel engine.” The company also aims to incorporate mild-hybrid technology, which means we can expect a plug-in hybrid version of Golf Estate soon.
Considering the aesthetics, it really stands out from its hatchback cousin. The new Golf Estate comes up fins in the grille and extra chrome, LED headlights, new alloy wheels, lowered suspension, and a plus 30 ambient lighting. The Estate’s roofline slopes downwards towards the rear in a coupé-like fashion to meet up with its unique tail-light and tailgate design. Connectivity features include sat-nav, wireless phone charging, Amazon Alexa, Apple Carplay, and Android Auto.
Other safety features include adaptive cruise control, lane assist, auto high-beam assist, Front Assist with City Emergency Braking System, Pedestrian Monitoring, keyless comfort start, and automatic lighting control, all of which can be activated by a single touch on its massive 8.25-inch touch-sensitive panel.
Apart from that, the new Estate will also feature We Connect Plus online services and functions, Air Care Climatronic automatic air conditioner, Bluetooth telephone interface, and a multifunction steering wheel.
According to reports, pre-sales for this new Golf Variant have begun from September 10 in Germany and would soon be available in other European countries.