Golf Sportsvan is the heir to the Golf Plus model.
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High Golf Sportsvan - a kind of compromise between the compact five-door version and a very roomy wagon. Kompaktvenn compared to the hatchback provides more space above the head and leg room for rear passengers. And the volume of the trunk has increased significantly. So against the background of its predecessor, the Sportsvan has even more distanced itself from the hatchback - this is evident from the passport characteristics.
The overall length of the Golf Sportsvan is 4338 (+83), width - 1807 (+17), height - 1578 mm (+126). The ground clearance is 140 mm (for Russia, the car received a package of “bad roads” with ground clearance increased to 165 mm). All this has significantly increased the free space in the cabin, and additional space for the legs of the rear passengers provides increased wheelbase from 2,637 to 2,685 millimeters. In this case, the rear seats can move back and forth by 180 mm, thereby, varying the amount of luggage from 500 to 590 liters. And with the folded back of the second row, the volume of the compartment increases to 1520 liters.
Technically, the Sportsvan is an almost exact replica of the seventh generation Golf hatchback. In any case, it is built on the same modular MQB platform, with the only exception that the engineers of the German company selected suspension settings with an eye to possible higher loads. This platform has a progressive design with the possibility of building cars, both with front-wheel drive and with all-wheel drive transmission, as well as the extensive use of aluminum for the production of chassis elements and body panels.
The design of the Volkswagen Golf Sportsvan clearly shows that the model belongs to the Golf family, but at the same time the new model has become more mature and perfect than its predecessor. The front part of the novelty received a shorter hood, which smoothly flows into the front roof pillars, strict headlights with LED running lights, a narrow slit in the false radiator grille and a wide bumper with an open air inlet that intersects almost the entire lower part. The stylish rib cuts across the entire Golf Sportsvan's hull from the front wheel arches to the stern at the level of the door handles, and the wide doors are capped with large window openings. This image is completed by small but quite functional details: stylish side mirrors with integrated turn signals, triangular windows in front of the front doors and a small spoiler above the tailgate at the rear.
German precision and brevity continue in the interior.
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Well thought out comfort driver and passengers. Thanks to the high roof ahead, even sportsmen of a professional basketball team will comfortably accommodate, while they will still have room over their heads. For extra money, the driver's seat can be equipped with a wide range of electric adjustments and even a massage. On the second row of seats you can comfortably accommodate three of you, but since the height of the ceiling behind is slightly less than above the front seats, tall passengers will still be cramped.
Volkswagen Golf Sportsvan received a wide range of power units, each of which is already equipped with a start / stop system and meets the Euro 6 environmental class. At the time of launch, the car received 1.2 TSI (85 hp) and 1.4 petrol engines TSI (150 hp), as well as 1.6 TDI diesel engines (110 hp) and 2.0 TDI (150 hp), which are combined with the “mechanics” (five or six gears depending on the engine) or “ robot DSG (six or seven gears). The most economical 1.6-liter TDI BlueMotion diesel engine with a return of 110 hp in the combined cycle consumes 3.9 liters of fuel per hundred kilometers. And the most dynamic Amichesky Sportsvan - with the “senior” petrol engine. From zero to hundred it accelerates in 8.8 s (regardless of the type of gearbox) and develops a maximum speed of 212 km / h.
As on other Golfs, the design of the Sportsvan rear suspension depends on the recoil: versions with engine up to 110 hp inclusive laid a twisted beam, and more powerful - multi-link.
In the variety of options for complete sets and additional options, the Germans, as always, have no equal. The basic equipment of the Volkswagen Golf Sportsvan 2014 includes seven airbags, electronic differential lock, electric handbrake, air conditioning, 5-inch touch screen multimedia system. For a fee, there are many different security systems, heated steering wheel and a 400-watt premium Dynaudio Excite audio system with a subwoofer.
Volkswagen hopes that Golf Sportsvan will be more successful than its predecessor Golf Plus, whose sales in 10 years of production did not exceed the 1 million unit.