While Volkswagen Golf is a nice car, the cargo space does leave much to desire. However, you do not need to sacrifice your love for this VW’s pocket rocket because of cargo space; you can also look to the new Volkswagen Golf Variant and Golf Alltrack.
This new version of Golf station wagon is now 66 mm (2.6 inches) longer, at 4,633 mm (15.2 feet). The increase in overall length affords it with enhanced legroom in the rear and the cargo space’s volume has been bumped up too, or a whole 611 liters to be specific.
Better still, there is a new Golf Alltrack that blessed the car with VW’s 4Motion all-wheel drive, as well as customized equipment for the off-road look. The new look is consummated with a new drive system, such as the eTSI with 48 V technology and 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox.
48 V denotes an electrical system comprising of a 48 V belt-driven starter-alternator and 48 V lithium-ion battery that turns the car into a mild hybrid drive system.
The new eTSI will be join by the same drivetrain options available on standard Golf. In addition to the basic Golf version, there is also a “Life”, “Style” and the very exciting “R-Line” (pictured below).
The Golf Alltrack, which is on its second generation, is sort of a cross between the Golf Variant and a SUV, featuring permanent all-wheel drive as standard, along with higher ground clearance, and as mentioned, the off-road look. The latter is offered through specific bumpers and the ability to tow up to 2,000 kilograms (4,409 lbs).
It is unclear if it ever arrive to the 2021 Volkswagen Golf Variant and Golf Alltrack will arrive to the U.S. But VW said that pre-sales for the Golf Variant has already started since September 10. Other European countries are expected to follow soon. No words on the Alltrack variety though. Prices are not known at this point either.
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