Yes, it’s awesome, and no, you can’t accept one in the US.
We Americans were able to buy the VW Golf (and sometimes Jetta) in wagon anatomy for a good, continued time, admitting alone a few adventurous souls (Roadshow’s Andrew Krok actuality one of them) concluded up affairs them, it seems, and now that address has sailed, apparently for good.
Of course, aloof because we’re not accepting them doesn’t beggarly that VW isn’t still authoritative them, and to that point, the association from Wolfsburg debuted both the Golf Variant and Golf Alltrack Wednesday. Wagon fans, attending abroad now because you’re aloof activity to get sad.
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To alpha with, the alfresco looks aloof about as you’d expect, accustomed that the administration from the last-generation Golf to the accepted one didn’t absolutely bound advanced in change like some affectionate of German Pokemon. That’s not a bad thing, though, because that agency it’s still got apple-pie curve and a bent attending with the new Golf’s nose.
Inside, though, is area things get awesome. One of the best accessible things is the admittance of a Porsche-like shifter toggle. While I don’t absolutely adulation it in a 911, it looks affected and air-conditioned in the Golf. The blow of the autogenous is about VW-sensible, admitting I will cop to not admiring the way the infotainment awning is anchored here, but VW’s Digital Cockpit Pro birr is standard, so I’ll let it slide.
Overall, the new Golf wagon is aloof shy of 2.6 inches best than its predecessor, which agency that rear cartage get added allowance and there’s additionally a bit added amplitude for all your clutter in the rear. We’re talking like 0.2 cubic feet, so the aberration isn’t massive, but added accumulator is consistently nice back it comes to wagons.
Power comes from VW’s eTSI four-cylinder mild-hybrid agent and is baffled through a seven-speed DSG gearbox to the advanced — or in the case of the Alltrack model, all four — wheels. Volkswagen will additionally action a new TDI agent agent with bifold AdBlue injectors and bifold careful catalytic abridgement (SCR) converters to advice apple-pie up emissions.
The Golf Variant will go on presale in Germany on Thursday, with the blow of Europe set to chase anon after.
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