Split fold seating means the Estate can accommodate up to 1,495L of storage

Split fold seating means the Estate can accommodate up to 1,495L of storage

This week has been a relatively busy one for Volkswagen, which in the past couple of days has unveiled the all new Scirocco R sports coupe, a pair of GTI concepts based on the Golf and Polo, and now the Golf Estate wagon. Three different versions of the new Estate will be offered: Trendline, Comfortline and Highline, with the latter replacing the previous Sportline model as the range topper.

The engine lineup is adopted directly from the regular Golf hatchback, which means four different petrol engines will be available with outputs of 80hp (60kW), 100hp (75kW), 122hp (90kW) and 160hp (118kW), respectively. The most potent unit utilizes VW’s TSI design with both a turbo and supercharger present. Fuel economy for the base engine is rated at 36.75mpg (6.4L/100km), while the more powerful 1.4L TSI unit with 160hp is rated at a more economical 37.33mpg (6.3L/100km).

Diesel fans will be treated with several engine options, including two 2.0L units at launch developing 110hp (81kW) and 140hp (103kW) respectively. Fuel economy for the 110hp entry-level diesel is rated at 52mpg (4.5L/100km), while the more powerful 140hp unit is rated at 48mpg (4.9L/100km).

In front, the new Golf Estate can be recognized by its unique bumper, radiator grille and engine hood styling, plus its modified fenders and headlights. The rear, on the other hand, has a new hatch as well as unique tail-lamps and exhaust assembly.

First sales will kick off in Europe at the end of this week with pricing starting at €18,500. This base price sees the new model come relatively well equipped, with electronic stability control, six airbags, daytime running lights, roof rails, power windows all around, gearshift indicator, power and heated outside mirrors, and climate control air-conditioning all fitted as standard. Split fold seating means the Estate can accommodate up to 1,495L of storage. No word yet on any U.S. launch.