A prototype of the new generation VW Golf Variant station wagon spotted on tests

A prototype of the new generation VW Golf Variant station wagon spotted on tests

August 17, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Journalists captured a prototype of the eighth generation of the German Volkswagen Golf Variant. Judging by the fact that the test versions of the novelty practically did not receive camouflage, the official debut of the station wagon can be expected in the very near future.

The design of any new Volkswagen Golf can be called an evolution of past model integration – the Wolfsburg-based company usually takes a traditional approach to shaping the appearance of its compact bestseller. So it’s safe to say that the upcoming Golf Variant will stick to this rule – it will be broadly similar to the seventh generation version of the model. Judging by the batch of new “spy” photos that appeared at the disposal of our editors a couple of minutes ago, the test car has already received all the serial elements of the body and optics.

These prototypes were captured in tests on public roads in Germany and had almost no camouflage.

The front end is clearly no secret as it will be identical to that of the 8th generation Golf hatchback. There are tapes at the back that cover parts of the taillights.

While the Golf Variant is not the most anticipated member of the Golf Mk8 family, it is an important addition to Volkswagen’s European lineup. Despite the boom in SUVs and crossovers, the Old Continent is still hungry for practical station wagons, and the new Golf Variant will compete directly with the versatile versions of the American Ford Focus, Czech Skoda Octavia, Spanish SEAT Leon, French Peugeot 308, etc.

The Golf Variant is set to share its engine lineup with the Golf hatchback, which means a rich selection of petrol, diesel and electrified powertrains will be available to buyers. Given that the new Golf has exactly the same 380-liter boot capacity as its predecessor, we wouldn’t be surprised if the new Golf Variant offers roughly the same 605 liters as the current model.

Expect the official debut of the German station wagon in the next few months. The Golf Alltrack off-road station wagon will probably be added to the Golf Variant next year.

Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote about how the new generation of VW Golf copes with the “moose test”. Experts from the site km77.com team tested the new generation of the German VW Golf hatchback in the so-called “elk test”. The car showed rather mediocre results.