1 - July - 2013
The new Golf Estate opens for ordering tomorrow (2 July), with prices starting at just £17,915 on the road – only £765 more than the equivalent Golf hatchback. Like the multi-award-winning Golf hatchback, the Golf Estate is available in S, SE and GT trim levels, with the same high levels of equipment, refinement and safety. At the business end, the Golf Estate’s loadspace volume has been expanded from the 505 litres of its predecessor to 605 litres (loaded up to the back seat backrest), versus the 380 litre of the Golf hatchback. Loaded up to the front seat backrests and under the roof, the new Golf Estate offers an impressive cargo volume of no less than 1,620 litres (versus the 1,495 litres of the Golf Estate Mk VI). The rear-seat backrests can be folded remotely via a release in the boot. With a payload capacity of 600-611 kg (depending on engine), and a loadspace that is up to 1,831 mm long and a minimum of 1,003 mm wide, the new Golf Estate is exceptionally versatile. Making the most of the loadspace is a standard multi-level cargo floor, which ensures a flat load area, and offers somewhere to store items out of sight, while a roller-blind loadspace cover with net partition keeps items secure, and can also be stored under the boot floor when not needed. If the cargo area isn’t big enough, standard equipment on all Golf Estates includes roof rails (black on S and SE, anodised silver on GT), while the towing capacity is up to 1,600 kg (for a braked trailer, up to 12 per cent incline).