Volkswagen Golf SV (Sportsvan) 2014 review Auto Express — Volkswagen Golf Sportsvan

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Volkswagen Golf Sportsvan

Verdict

The bigger brother to the Golf has grown up in every Ok, the styling may be a little reserved, but for an MPV to so mimic the driving dynamics of a on which it’s based is a big Add bundles of practicality, plus efficiency for the Bluemotion model, and the Sportsvan makes a compelling for itself. Our only reservations are which start from more than the cheapest C4 Picasso and £3,040 more the entry-level Ford C-MAX.

As an the Volkswagen Golf has every covered. It’s practical, and refined, hence 59,051 were sold in the UK alone year. In comparison, the larger and now Volkswagen Golf Plus sold 1,672 units in the period, so you have to ask the question: is really a market for a larger and practical Golf? Volkswagen so and this time around called the Golf Sportsvan

It’s bigger, lighter and economical than the model it The exterior design isn’t you’d call adventurous, but the edges and prominent crease the flanks do help the Golf neatly disguise its inflated

At 4,338mm in length, the Volkswagen SV is 134mm longer than the old Plus and 83mm longer the standard Golf hatch on it’s based. It’s wider and taller than the model by 81mm and 126mm meaning more passenger and space inside.

A cavernous 500-litre boot is bigger than the old Golf and has a 121-litre advantage over the Golf hatchback. It’s a slightly larger offering you’ll find in the Ford although the Citroen C4 Picasso trumps the Sportsvan with 537 However, slide the rear forwards and a further 90-litres can be in the Golf Sportsvan – fold down and space increases to


Elsewhere inside, with the of a few more capacious cubby there’s very little the Volkswagen Golf Sportvan the hatch. The dash, centre and instrument binnacle are near and build quality is robust to handle the worst a family can at it.

Volkswagen Golf Sportsvan

The Volkswagen Golf hatch’s DNA to the mechanics of the Sportsvan, too. It on the same modular MQB platform as the so gets the same family of Our test car was fitted with the powerful diesel engine on the 148bhp 2.0 TDI, connected to a DSG gearbox. And for comfortably transporting people and all of their luggage, it a fine job.

It’s throughout the rev range and the smooth DSG shuffles through the ratios little fuss. Economy, at under 59mpg, is also but for those who like to keep a eye on running costs, Volkswagen offers a fuel-sipping 1.6-litre Bluemotion model capable of and tax-free emissions of 95g/km of CO2 – it the most efficient MPV in its class.

Other engine options an 84bhp or 109bhp 1.2-litre petrol plus a more 1.4-litre turbo petrol in two states of tune – 123bhp or For a premium of around £1,400 the DSG gearbox is available as an option across the range with the of the entry-level petrol motor.

As the Golf Sportsvan shares so of its running gear with the model, the two are very similar on the road. The steering is sharp and and the ride quality hasn’t despite the added mass. The real noticeable difference in the Sportsvan is the slight increase in roll if you tackle corners a little too much vigor.

If you go for the flagship GT trim, however, will add firmer sports which helps cancel out of that excess body without disrupting the Golf ride too much. Plush seats, 17-inch alloy all round parking sensors, Discover sat nav also come as with GT models, like on our car. Volkswagen’s Familiar S and SE levels are also available, kit such as Bluetooth, DAB radio, colour touchscreen and air con fitted as across the range.

Volkswagen Golf Sportsvan
Volkswagen Golf Sportsvan
Volkswagen Golf Sportsvan
Volkswagen Golf Sportsvan

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