VW Golf Estate gets a makeoverRevised VW Golf Estate will arrive in 2010
27 May 2009
Volkswagen has confirmed the Golf Estate will soon benefit from the latest VW corporate looks.
Rather than extend the latest sixth-generation Golf hatchback, Volkswagen has chosen to refresh the appearance of the existing Golf estate, which is based on the fifth generation Golf.
This is not an especially unusual move – VW has made similar efforts with past Golf convertibles and the current Golf Plus.
So, updating the exterior, the Golf Estate gains an entirely revised front end with new bumpers, lights and grille offering a stronger emphasis on horizontal lines – a trick VW uses to make its cars look lower and wider. New rear bumper and wheel designs complete the external makeover.
On the inside, the Golf Estate adopts the latest Golf dashboard design and gains improved materials and upholstery.
Comprehensive equipment, new engines
Equipment levels remain as before: S, SE and Sportline. and there's plenty of safety equipment with stability control, air conditioning, six airbags and whiplash control headrests standard across the range.
The new engine line-up will include Volkswagen’s recently introduced 1.4-litre TSI turbo petrol, an all-new 1.6-litre TDI turbodiesel similar to those debuted in the new Polo and a 2.0-litre TDI as the range-topper. An eco-friendly BlueMotion version will also be offered, aimed at drivers who want the lowest emissions and fuel consumption.
Order books for the new Volkswagen Golf Estate open in October, ahead of the car’s arrival in 2010. Pricing has not yet been confirmed.
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