Sales rise prompts Volkswagen to bring in new Golf estate
Published 13/08/2014 | 02:30
ESTATE sales here are moving up.
Now they're going to get a further shot in the arm with the announcement that Volkswagen have decided to bring in their estate version of the new Golf.
I understand it will get here in October and prices will start from under the €23,000 mark.
It has been some time (the MK4) since we had a Golf estate but its arrival will mean three in the lineup now: the hatch and SV being the others.
It has 605 litres of boot/cargo but that shoots up to 1,620-litres with the rear seats folded flat.
Obviously it shares much with the hatch. It's built on the MQB platform and has the same wheelbase.
Expect an engine range similar to the hatch but I'm told the 1.6-litre diesel (110bhp) will rack up the majority of sales.
They have yet to announce full spec and pricing but around €23,000 won't be far from the entry-level starting price.