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Future Car: 2015 SportWagen

Look for crisper on Volkswagen’s next-generation compact

By Chris Poole

The U.S. last mainstream-brand station is redesigned with crisper a new gasoline engine, less and a bit more room. No longer a the compact SportWagen is based on latest Golf hatchback and be even more appealing.

The Volkswagen SportWagen is the redesigned of the last traditional, mainstream-brand wagon on the American market. the compact 2009-2014 Jetta it will likely start sale toward the end of calendar several months after the 2015 Golf/GTI hatchbacks use the same basic design. The new is already rolling out in Europe, it’s called Golf or Golf Estate, depending on U.S. pricing probably be announced until shortly time, but VW may drop a hint at an major auto show, as early as the November 2013 Los expo.

Like the departing wagon, the U.S.-market 2015 SportWagen will be sourced VW’s Puebla, Mexico that also supplies compact sedans and sporty/performance coupes and convertibles for NAFTA-zone VW has also assigned Puebla to Golf/GTI hatchbacks for the NAFTA in a bid for greater price competitiveness and as a against currency fluctuations selling imported units high-cost Germany.

What To Expect—Design and Engineering

As the 2015 Volkswagen SportWagen a basic design with “Mark VII” Golf/GTI Indeed, the two body styles are to be structurally identical ahead of the roof pillar. Both the versatile MQB modular-matrix architecture will also underpin future compact and midsize for the VW brand and upscale sister Audi. The outgoing Jetta used a mix of VW’s older and PQ36 platforms. The PQ35 lives on in Jetta sedans, redesigned for 2011.

MQB is designed to front-drive and all-wheel-drive powerteams transversely mounted engines of 2.0-liters or less. The SportWagen remain front-drive only, but VW is working on a quasi-SUV version AWD to answer the likes of the Subaru XV

The move to MQB gives the 2015 SportWagen a 2.2-inch longer and a one-inch lower roofline the Jetta wagon. Width and are little changed, but VW claims improvements to passenger and cargo More significant is a claimed reduction of up to 230 pounds. This weight-conscious engineering that greater use of lighter high-strength than previous Golf/Jetta

Despite the slight changes to and proportions, the 2015 Volkswagen has a sleeker look with a more wedge in profile. the latest Golfs, it also crisper body lines confer a more premium enhanced by this model’s use of LED daytime running lamps. The package is much as before, a split-fold rear bench underfloor cargo-area storage and cargo pass-through, but the dashboard is redesigned around the same layout, and materials quality, good, is taken up a notch. New include a tab-switch electronic brake to replace a pull-up and, regardless of options, a touchscreen below the middle air and above the climate-control panel.

more eye candy, the 2015 SportWagen offers a few first-time enhancements. Chief among are electric-assist steering, replacing hydraulic, and a multilink rear a la Mark VII Golf/GTI, replacing a axle. Continued but refined are a front suspension; standard disc brakes with ABS and VW ESP stability/traction control; and, on model, 16-inch steel or alloy wheels.

What To and Features

For North America, the 2015 SportWagen will reprise a of 4-cylinder gasoline and turbodiesel However, the gasoline mill is a more-efficient new 1.8-liter turbocharged essentially a smaller version of the GTI hatchback engine (coded Replacing a non-turbo 2.5-liter 5-cylinder, the 1.8T makes the 170 horsepower but 184 pound-feet of torque, up 177. Incidentally, this swap applies to 2014 SE and SEL and, eventually, base and midsize Passat sedans.

The promises to improve fuel in any application, SportWagen included. Car and notes that the EPA rates the Jetta 1.8T at 26 mpg city and 36 with manual transmission and with automatic. That respectively with 24/31 and for the old 5-cylinder, though many compacts better the 1.8T’s Fuel-saving stop/start and energy-regeneration are standard for most gas-powered Golf wagons, but there’s no on whether these will be in North America.

The 2.0-liter or TDI engine is familiar VW fare, for U.S. consumption with 236 of torque but also 10 extra 150 in all. Alas, where “oil burner” used to 50-state emissions standards no exhaust after-treatment, the new version a urea injection system fluid from an onboard that must be replenished As with the departing Jetta both 2015 Volkswagen engines will team a 6-speed manual transmission or an 6-speed dual-clutch automatic manual-shift function.

The Euro-market Golf Variant/Estate a number of premium-brand features as parking and lane-keeping assists, limited-slip differential, and multi-way front sports seats. We any of these will make it to America, given the Jetta modest sales record, VW might surprise us.

Otherwise, expect equipment rosters to be changed for the 2015 Volkswagen Ditto the outgoing model’s six models, each with a mix of features. Whatever the final linewide standards should include cloth or leatherette upholstery, heated front with power backrest all-door auto up/down windows, tilt/telescopic steering with audio and cruise trip computer, touchscreen system, wireless phone digital-media connection, and roller-blind cover. Uplevel versions again offer a panoramic navigation system, upgraded and keyless entry/engine-start.

Why It’s Built

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Traditional station remain quite popular in particularly compact and midsize and that’s the main reason why has updated the Golf-based Variant/Estate. The market is almost beside the what with wagons such slow-sellers, displaced in affections long ago by SUVs and Then again, considering most of the few wagons still on the U.S. market are pricey, offerings, the more-affordable SportWagen has no competition. That suggests VW it has “a difference to sell,” a way to stand from other mainstream and a model thus worth even if it doesn’t contribute to VW’s total U.S. or earnings.

What It Might Cost

The Jetta SportWagen lineup a fairly broad price of roughly $20,500-$29,500 before Car and Driver estimates the 2015 start at $22,000, which plausible—provided there are no big price-boosting to standard content or manufacturing

The outgoing Jetta wagon was enough that several of us at CG Auto actually bought TDI with our own money, and we’ve all highly satisfied. Considering how we are, that’s a strong We expect the 2015 Volkswagen to be even better in many particularly gas-engine performance and refinement. The reduced weight well for real-world fuel especially with the thrifty It should also enhance though you shouldn’t expect GTI agility. Workmanship and interior already near premium-brand might be a bit better too. The new seems another plus, and the package should be as practical and as ever. In all, VW’s compact wagon looks to even more reasons to buying one yourself. It certainly a long, hard look.


Vehicle Type:   compact car

(CG estimates)

Drive wheels:

Engine:   1.8-liter turbocharged (1.8T), 2.0-liter 4-cylinder (2.0 TDI)

Horsepower:   170 150 (2.0 TDI)

Torque:   184 (1.8T), 236 (2.0 TDI)

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