Volkswagen Golf Variant 2010 Review Car & SUV — Volkswagen Golf Variant VI

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Volkswagen Golf Variant VI

Volkswagen Golf Variant Review

What happens you grab the back of a VW Golf and two steps backwards? It’s a that Volkswagen has recently with its new MkVI Golf But the stretched Golf is no joke and is set to to fleet buyers and anyone who a larger cargo capacity and fuel economy. The current has been heaped with in its hatchback form but is the wagon set to suit. Car and SUV spent some inside the Golf Variant’s interior to find out more.

The of the Golf Variant don’t from the standard hatch as as you’d initially assume. there is an increase in length of but all other measurements remain the same, including the wheelbase. At the very little distinguishes the from the hatchback with sharing a black plastic and gaping low air-intake in the bumper. In there’s no hiding the Variant’s length that is concentrated in the overhang and highlighted by integrated rails. Rear styling is to the Variant and consists of slightly taillights and a wide opening that when lifted a generous loading aperture.

The Golf Variant is available in NZ only one trim level: the ‘Trendline’. While the only evidence of this basic is the hub-capped 16-inch wheels, the is fairly Spartan. However, the is known for its high quality and even in its most simple remains impressive. Soft plastics integrate with aluminium and chrome highlights to an excellent overall surface A thick leather-wrapped steering and large easily read help make driving a experience. The central control is basic and logically laid out separate stereo and climate The seats are finished in a dark cloth and although supportive may not too comfortable on longer journeys. and legroom is ample all around rear passengers receiving raised seating and their own air

For a basic model the Variant an impressive equipment list a CD stereo, climate air conditioning, windows (front and back), running lights, heated remote central door and an alarm system.

The Variant’s for being lies in its luggage and capacity is a useful 505 litres. down the 60:40 split bench seat and cargo increases to 1,550 litres. a significant increase over the cargo capacity of 350l and respectively. With the rear folded down there is a long continuous flat area to the driver’s backrest, for longer items. There is additional storage space the cargo floor and in the side Added convenience comes tie-down holes, a partitioning 12-volt socket and bag hooks.

In terms of engine options the comes with two units on a 1.4 litre TSI petrol engine as tested, a 1.6 litre TDI diesel The diesel engine outputs of power and 350Nm of torque 1500rpm. While it’s no the diesel motor is willing and enough to mask the extra the Variant carries over its siblings. The diesel engine can be on initial acceleration or when heavy load, but while is reasonably refined.

Putting to the tarmac is VW’s excellent Shift Gearbox (DSG). twin-clutch transmission makes for rapid shifts and effortlessly all available power. There is a mode for more spirited and a sequential shift option for changes. The clever 7-speed DSG box the Variant achieve a very fuel economy of just on the combined cycle.

In terms of the Variant drives very to the hatch with a nimble ability and strong grip the front driving wheels. It equally at home motorway as navigating windy B-roads and driving uncovers little disadvantage from the vehicle’s length. The ride is on the firm but not uncomfortable and the suspension set up allows it when changing direction. The steering is well weighted and direct which instils confidence. Very little or wind noise enters the and the sound insulation does to keep out most sounds the diesel motor.

When it comes to safety the Wagon doesn’t include the knee airbag found on the models, but does have side and curtain bags. A list of electronic safety are also included with hill hold assist and a electronic stability programme all There’s also more safety touches like belts for all passengers, hazard lights under full and front and rear crumple

The bottom line is that the Variant is a very good car in the way all the current Golf range is. The of a large cargo space and fuel economy will this model an excellent vehicle for corporate customers. But it work equally well as a hauler thanks to its practicalities, and high safety credentials. the conservative styling the driving can be fairly lively and for a base it never feels bare Whatever the reasons for requiring a wagon the Variant retains all the strengths and introduces no significant new

Price: $45,000

What we

Excellent fuel economy

and convenient cargo area

Volkswagen Golf Variant VI

handling abilities

DSG Transmission

we don’t like:

Could done more with the styling

Hard seats

Only one level available in NZ

Words: Mamo Photos: Darren

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