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Volkswagen Golf SportWagen: U.S. Debut at NYIAS

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Volkswagen announced the launch of a diesel-powered wagon version of the Golf in the American market in form of the new Golf SportWagen. It’s a bold move by VW, entering an unknown territory with a car that, at least on paper, is not to an American’s taste at all.

The Americans like wagons, but they like them big. They also hate diesel and consider it the fuel of Satan. Volkswagen Golf SportWagen is basically a hatchback with a larger boot, and it is powered new EA288 TDI Clean Diesel engine. Mind you, they also offer a 170 horsepower 1.8-liter turbocharged petrol unit, just in case nobody wanted the diesel.

The 2.0 liter TDI Clean Diesel engine is a magnificent powertrain though, boasting 150 horsepower and excellent economy. It can be mated to either a six-speed manual gearbox or a DSG dual-clutch automatic and comes with 4MOTION all-wheel drive system.

Volkswagen Golf SportWagen is also a handsome station wagon. The MQB-based car features sporty bumpers and grilles, and 17-inch wheels. It is also very practical, featuring a large tailgate with low load height which makes it easier getting stuff in and out of the car’s spacious cargo area.

The US-Spec Volkswagen Golf SportWagen comes as standard with Automatic Post-Collision Braking System and Electronic Stability Control (ESC). Notable available features include a panoramic sunroof, 12-way power driver’s seat, Climatronic automatic climate control, Bi-Xenon headlights with LED DRLs and the Advanced Front-lighting System, Park Distance Control and 18-inch wheels.


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