VW Golf takes estate


Volkswagen Golf Estate, 2020, front
Volkswagen Golf Estate, 2020, side
Volkswagen Golf Estate, 2020, rear
Volkswagen Golf Estate, 2020, interior

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.

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