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Volkswagen Golf Sportsvan replaces the Golf Plus

Published by on May 6, 2014 in News Leave a comment

Volkswagen Golf Sportsvan

The Volkswagen Golf Sportsvan is the latest addition to the German carmaker’s lineup and will soon replace the Golf Plus. Just like its predecessor, the Golf Sportsvan is a compact MPV whose purpose is to offer generous and practical interior space. Compared to the Golf Plus, the Sportsvan is 90 kg (200 pounds) lighter and also comes with a fuel economy improved by as much as 20 percent. According to Volkswagen, the most economical version has an average fuel consumption of just 3.6 liters per 100 km (65 mpg) and produces 96 grams of CO2 per kilometer.

The new Golf Sportsvan comes with many of the carmaker’s systems, including Lane Assist, Front Assist with City Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Traffic Alert. The latter is extremely useful when backing out of a parking space, as it warns the driver about incoming cars which might be difficult to spot otherwise. Besides this wide range of safety systems, the Golf Sportsvan also comes with a new infotainment system which integrates different online services such as Google Earth, Google Street View and Online Traffic Information.

In Europe, the new Volkswagen MPV will be available with six engines, all turbocharged. There are four TSI petrol units that produce between 85 and 150-hp and two TDI turbodiesels available in two power versions, 110 and 150-hp. Except for the 85-hp entry-level TSI, all versions can also be ordered with the DSG automatic transmission. The 110-hp diesel take 3.9 liters of gasoline per 100 km (60 mpg), just 0.3 liters more than the BlueMotion version that has several fuel saving features such as aerodynamic upgrades and low rolling resistance tires.

Source: Volkswagen

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