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Geneva 2013: Volkswagen Golf Estate holds world debut

Geneva 2013: Volkswagen Golf Estate holds world debut image

Text: Dean Ang / Photos: Volkswagen Press | posted March 06, 2013 17:12

Volkswagen's most spacious Golf ever

The Volkswagen Estate is making a comeback 20 years after the first Golf Estate was introduced. The new Golf Estate made its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show and is considered by the brand as its roomiest Golf yet. It is based on the Golf's MQB platform and is lighter by 105kg than the model before it.

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The Golf Estate definitely has the Golf hatchback's design language but is 307mm longer that results to a larger cargo capacity of 605 liters and can expand up to 1,620 liters by folding down the second row seats.

Cargo

The standard Golf Estate comes with either a 105 PS 1.2-liter and a 122 PS 1.4-liter TSI petrol engine or a 140 PS 1.4-liter TSI ACT petrol engine that features a cylinder deactivation function. Diesel variants are also available in 105 PS 1.6-liter TDI and 150 PS 2.0-liter TDI common rail injected diesel engines. Volkswagen is also offering BlueMotion for the Golf Estate and uses a 110 PS 1.6-liter diesel engine mated to a six-speed manual gearbox.

Interior

Further details and pricing will be revealed by Volkswagen closer to the launching date that's expected to happen in July this year.