New Volkswagen Golf Estate and Alltrack now on sale
The new Volkswagen Golf Estate is now on sale in the UK, delivering increased practicality and equipment along with a latest Alltrack variant.
The new model was revealed early September and joins its hatchback siblings. It’s priced from £24,575 OTR and brings increased length and wheelbase, giving extra rear legroom and more boot space; storage space is up to 611 litres with the seats up – six litres more than before – while maximum volume is up 22 litres to 1,642 litres. The Estate also offers the option of an electrically operated rear boot.
Engine details have now been revealed and the launch line-up includes an entry-level 110hp 1.0-litre TSI petrol, with a six-speed manual transmission as standard, but also available as an eTSI-badged 48V mild-hybrid powerplant with VW’s seven-speed DSG transmission.
Other engines, dependent on trim level, include 130hp and 150hp versions of VW’s 1.5-litre TSI, and 115 and 150hp 2.0-litre TDI diesels, all available with six-speed manual gearboxes. As with the 1.0-litre TSI, the 1.5-litre TSIs are also available as eTSI mild hybrids, again with seven-speed DSG.
CO2 starts from 120g/km for the 1.0-litre eTSI and rises to 140g/km for the 150hp 1.5-litre TSI.
Trim levels for the standard Estate replicate those of the hatchback and cover Life, Style and R-Line designations. Equipment on the entry-level Life includes automatic LED headlamps with separate LED daytime running lights, dynamic headlight range control, tail lights incorporating LED technology, 16-inch alloy wheels, multifunction steering wheel, Discover Navigation system with 10-inch colour touchscreen, Bluetooth connectivity, App-Connect and the Volkswagen eCall emergency SOS call service. It also gets the Active Info Display Digital Cockpit Pro from the hatchback, with a 10.25-inch high resolution TFT dash display screen with customisable menus and Car2X connectivity, plus dynamic road sign display, front assist and adaptive cruise control, lane assist and front/rear parking sensors.
The step up to the Style model throws in 17-inch alloy wheels, LED ‘Plus’ headlights, High Beam Assist, front sports seats, enhanced interior ambient lighting, 3-Zone climate control, side assist and traffic jam assist, and lane change assist.
The Golf Estate R-Line adds on 17-inch grey metallic alloy wheels, R-line body-coloured bumpers, tinted glass from the B-pillar backwards, R-Line door and side trim panels, an R-Line three-spoke heated leather steering wheel, sports suspension, Driving Profile Selection and progressive steering.
The Alltrack version is priced at £35,560 and adds on SUV-inspired styling and 4Motion all-wheel drive along with bespoke honeycomb-design fog light clusters, also seen on the GT models.
It’s offered with one engine: a 200hp 2.0-litre TDI diesel with seven-speed DSG, giving a CO2 figure of 148-151g/km.
Enhanced design features on the Alltrack compared to the standard Estate include 17-inch alloy wheels, illuminated front grille and silver roof rails. 3Zone climate control is standard along with enhanced driver assistance systems, including travel assist, emergency assist, side assist and lane change assist as standard.