The new version of the VW Golf Estate, based on the Mk7 generation Golf, will soon hit the UK showrooms,, starting at £17,915. Available in S, SE and GT trim levels, the Estate delivers the same level of value and driving characteristics as the ultra-popular Golf Hatchback, but with much greater practicality.
The new car offers a 605 litres boot with the rear seats up, expandable to 1,620 litres with them folded – which can be done remotely via a button in the boot. The loadspace is 1,831 mm long and a minimum of 1,003 mm wide, and has a payload capacity of 600 kg. What’s more, Golf Estate comes with roof rails (black on S and SE, anodised silver on GT), and it can two a 1,600 kg trailer.
The engine lineup includes four petrol and three diesels. The petrol family includes a 1.2-litre TSI 85 PS with five-speed manual gearbox, plus a 1.2-litre TSI 105 PS, a 1.4-litre TSI 122 PS and a 1.4-litre TSI ACT 140 PS with cylinder deactivation, all with either six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG gearboxes.
As for the diesels, you ca choose between a 1.6-litre TDI 90 PS with five-speed manual gearbox, a 1.6-litre TDI 105 PS with five-speed manual or seven-speed DSG gearbox and a 2.0-litre TDI 150 PS with either six-speed manual or six-speed DSG gearbox.
That brings us to the standard kit, which on all models include Bluetooth, DAB digital radio with 5.8-inch colour touchscreen, iPod connector, seven airbags, XDS electronic differential and an automatic post-collision braking system.
Golf Estate model line-up and pricing
|1.2-litre TSI 85 PS||5-spdman||115||47.1||65.7||56.5||7E||£17,915|
|1.2-litre TSI 105 PS||6-spdman||117||47.1||64.2||56.5||12E||£18,925|
|1.2-litre TSI 105 PS||7-spdDSG||115||48.7||62.8||56.5||12E||£20,340|
|1.4-litre TSI 122 PS||6-spdman||124||40.9||64.2||53.3||14E||£19,685|
|1.4-litre TSI 122 PS||7-spdDSG||118||44.8||64.2||55.4||14E||£21,100|
|1.6-litre TDI 90 PS||5-spdman||102||TBC||TBC||TBC||10E||£19,735|
|1.6-litre TDI 105 PS||5-spdman||102||57.6||85.6||72.4||12E||£20,540|
|1.4-litre TSI 122 PS||6-spdman||124||40.9||64.2||53.3||13E||£20,620|
|1.4-litre TSI 122 PS||7-spdDSG||118||44.8||64.2||55.4||13E||£22,035|
|1.6-litre TDI 105 PS||5-spdman||102||57.6||85.6||72.4||11E||£21,475|
|1.6-litre TDI 105 PS||7-spdDSG||104||58.9||80.7||70.6||11E||£22,890|
|2.0-litre TDI 150 PS||6-spdman||108||55.4||76.3||67.3||17E||£22,990|
|2.0-litre TDI 150 PS||6-spdDSG||119||52.3||68.9||62.8||17E||£24,405|
|1.4-litre TSI 140 PS||6-spdman||121||TBC||TBC||TBC||15E||£23,935|
|1.4-litre TSI 140 PS||7-spdDSG||116||TBC||TBC||TBC||15E||£25,350|
|2.0-litre TDI 150 PS||6-spdman||108||55.4||76.3||67.3||17E||£24,440|
|2.0-litre TDI 150 PS||6-spdDSG||119||52.3||68.9||62.8||17E||£25,855|