THE estate version of the latest Volkswagen Golf is being released in the UK with prices starting from £24,575 for a model in entry-level Life trim
The 19 vehicle line up includes all-wheel-drive Alltrack models and those top off the range at £35,560.
Three trim levels are offered in the core range - Life, Style and R-Line - and the initial engine line up starts off with a 1.0-litre TSI version with 110ps on tap with a six-speed manual gearbox.
It is also available with an eTSI mild-hybrid powertrain which is fitted with a seven-speed DSG transmission.
A 1.5-litre 130ps TSI, 1.5-litre 150ps TSI, 2.0-litre 115ps TDI and 2.0-litre 150ps TDI are also included in the range with six-speed manual gearboxes. In addition, 1.5-litre, 130ps eTSI and 150ps eTSI mild-hybrid units are also available, with the seven-speed DSG transmissions as standard.
A 2.0-litre 200ps TDI engine with a seven-speed DSG and 4MOTION is fitted to the Golf Alltrack.
The Alltrack is capable of 0 to 62mph in 7.1 seconds while 1.0-litre 110ps TSI unit will carry the Golf Estate to 62mph from a standing start in 10.5 seconds.
Larger dimensions see the new estate with a wheelbase of 2,686mm and a length of 4,633mm. The hatch is 4,284mm long and has a wheelbase of 2,619mm.
Luggage space is 611 litres with all seats in use expanding to a maximum of 1,642 litres with the back seats down - an increase of some 22 litres over the previous model.
Entry-level Life specification includes automatic LED headlamps with separate LED daytime running lights, dynamic headlight range control, 16-inch alloy wheels, interior ambient lighting with 10-colour adjustment and a navigation system with 10-inch colour touchscreen.
The car is also fitted with a digital cockpit with a 10.25-inch high resolution TFT dash display screen with customisable menus while adaptive cruise control, lane assist and front and rear parking sensors are also standard.
Style trim is priced from £26,765 and includes larger wheels, three-zone climate control and additional safety features such as side and lane change assist.
Top specification R-Line trim versions cost from £28,075 and come with bespoke styling features as well as a extra driving modes and progressive steering.
The diesel only Alltrack with its raised body and SUV-like styling comes with traffic assistance features including lane change assistance as well off-road driving modes. It also has an illuminated front grille and honeycomb-design fog light clusters as seen on the Golf GT.
The most fuel efficient powertrain in the Golf Estate is the 2.0-litre diesel which is rated at 61.4mpg at best with emissions of 121g/km while the petrol models are in the region of 50 to the gallon according to official tests.
The Alltrack is rated at a best of 49.6mg with a CO2 figure of 148g/km.