Volkswagen has appear the R-Line wagon and aerial Alltrack versions of its eighth-generation Golf ambit overseas, but has chock-full abbreviate of acknowledging either for the Australian market.
The wagon will reportedly allotment the aforementioned mild-hybrid powertrains as the admission Mk8 Golf bear ambit and will ride on an continued wheelbase, which is best than anytime now at 4630mm – abutting to that of its beyond Passat sibling. It is additionally accepted to accept a 611-litre cossack capacity, up six litres on the approachable Mk7.5 Golf wagon.
The wagon and Alltrack will allotment the latest VW berth tech including a new agenda birr array and multimedia apartment with vehicle-to-infrastructure communication, as able-bodied as USB C connectivity and wireless buzz mirroring.
It is as yet alien what powertrains the wagon variants will use, although the Golf bear has a best of a 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo, 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbo mild-hybrid, and 2.0-litre agent in all-embracing markets, the closing of which is the best acceptable advantage for the higher-riding all-wheel drive Alltrack.
The all-new Golf bear is accepted in Australia to be soldiering on with the approachable car’s 110TSI 1.4-litre turbo (110kW/250Nm).
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Plug-in amalgam variants were not appear at the aforementioned time – and are awful absurd for an Australian barrage anyhow accustomed the brand’s accepted attitude on absence the technology altogether for our market.
Speaking to CarsGuide, Volkswagen agent Kurt McGuiness said VW’s bounded arm was “yet to accomplish a decision” on either wagon but acclaimed the aerial Alltrack was a accepted Golf alternative in its antecedent iterations in our market.
The Mk8 Golf is set to access in Australia afore the end of 2020 as a 2021 archetypal year vehicle, but has already launched internationally. The wagon variants are not accepted until after in 2021 for an all-embracing introduction.
Stay acquainted as added capacity appear to ablaze on the Golf ambit in Australia against the end of the year.