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Alistair Kennedy tests and reviews the new Volkswagen 7 wagon, with specs, economy and verdict.

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Volkswagen Golf has never an ostentatious car with its designers the years opting for neat and styling. The seventh-generation model that trend. Though the is all-new there are plenty of to the outgoing Golf 6, indeed to other Golfs over the

The Golf 7 wagon is identical to its sibling up to the B pillar but distinct there to the rear with a that slopes slightly but does so without infringing on rear headroom or cargo Although both Golf 7 and wagon share the same the load carrier, at 4657 mm, is 308 mm than the hatch.

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As with the Golf 7 hatch the new comes with the choice of turbocharged engines, two petrol and one In VW tradition the model names are to specify the maximum power of each engines in kilowatts. The level 90 TSI having a 1.4-litre 90 kW engine, the 103 TSI with same tweaked to 103 kW and the 110 TDI a 2.0-litre 110 kW diesel.

Even better numbers are the torque outputs of 200 Nm, 250 Nm and 320 Nm respectively. the hatch which gets the of a manual gearbox in the 90 TSI the wagons come with Volkswagen’s DSG automatic transmission, six-speed the petrol models and seven-speed the diesel.


Golf 7 uses BlueMotion technology which stop/start engine, brake recuperation, gearshift recommendation and thermal management.

Four are offered. The 90 TSI comes as a base and with Comfortline equipment the top-spec Highline is now available in a wagon for the first time and is the option with the 103 TSI and 110 TDI engines.

There’s good space the new Golf for up to five moderate-sized with acceptable rear Boot space is an impressive 605 (100 litres more the previous model) with the seats in place rising to litres (from 1495) the rear seatbacks folded.

from the normal cargo that can be extended horizontally the top of the rear seat to the rear Golf 7 wagon also a protective curtain that onto the back of the folded seat and extends up to the roof. both the cargo blind and curtain can be stored in moulded located below the cargo and above the space saver wheel.

Golf 7 wagon comes all the safety features we expect, seven airbags; ABS brakes Brake Assist and Electronic Pressure Distribution; hill tyre pressure monitoring and a braking system that the brakes to prevent or minimise a impact when the car has been in a collision.

There’s also a detection system that the driver’s style in the early of a trip and then continually for any significant change that indicate that their is deteriorating. Isofix child anchorage points are fitted on the rear seats. Rear sensors are optional on the 90TSI front/rear sensors and a reversing standard in the Comfortline and Highline

Two display modes are used, based on a 5.6-inch colour screen that operates in fashion to smartphones with and pinching gestures. Composition is standard on the entry level 90 TSI and Comfortline models; with Media optional with and standard in Highline.

2014 Volkswagen Golf Wagon

Composition Media interacts the AM/FM radio; Bluetooth and audio streaming as well as driver information. Discover adds satellite navigation. is a CD player but with declining it been hidden away the glovebox alongside SD slots for music and SatNav data.

across the range are roof daytime running lights; fog lights; cruise control; trimmed steering wheel and lever; and height and reach wheel adjustment.

The 90TSI adds dual zone storage drawers under the seats; rain sensor wipers; 12V socket in the cargo and a rear-seat centre armrest cup holders.

As well as the higher infotainment features the two Highline get chrome highlights on the lower air side windows and roof and Alcantara cloth seats. wheels are 15-inch in the 90TSI, in the Comfortline and 17-inch in the Highline.

The optional Driver Assistance ($1300) available on Comfortline and adds Adaptive Cruise Front Assist with Emergency Brake and Park

We tested the Golf 7 wagon on a drive through suburban and hill country on the launch, and it that a wagon can be both and fun to drive. Our route included interesting twists and turns were handled with The three torquey engines are all so that it’s easy to that they are turbocharged. on the open road and motorways was as comfortable and quiet as in many family cars that driven.

While large sedans have been the prominent victims of the current SUV station wagons have suffered. Which doesn’t a lot of sense because apart their higher driving the current crop of small don’t offer any significant over Euro-style wagons as the new Golf. They certainly come close to matching the enjoyment.

Could move a lot of buyers from the small SUV part of the

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2014 Volkswagen Golf Wagon
2014 Volkswagen Golf Wagon

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