Interestingly, as more and more manufacturers are betting on the familiar body. They are more common on the beaches and also now have more choice thanks to versions of crossover appearance or jackets. [youtube url=”video_url” width=”560″ height=”315″] A few days before its public debut at the LA Auto Show.
The sportiest version of the Golf is now also suitable for families who appreciate the virtues of a familiar body. The formula is simple, as simple as mixing the familiar body of Golf with all the aesthetic worth of a Golf R. Of course, under the hood we find no less than 300 hp, automatic transmission and 4Motion AWD system. Sales will begin in the spring of 2015 until the summer but not the first units will be delivered.
Volkswagen Golf Variant, 300 horses for the family
Differentiate it from the outside will not be difficult because of the special bumpers with gloss black rear diffuser and four tailpipes. The bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights are standard and give an aggressive look. Other details such as the heel, the mirror housings in brushed aluminum and R anagrams round out this set that sits on paths 18 “wheels with 225/40 tires to hide a brake calipers painted black and the anagram R. There alloy wheels 19 “as an option.
Inside there is no change with respect to a Golf R: Steering wheel three-spoke leather sports seats and Alcantara fabric, piano black trim and faux carbon fiber and LED blue ambient light. As always, different upholstery options for great seats on offer. All this without giving up the advantages of having a trunk of 605 liters, expandable to 1,620 seats folded down if (60:40) leaving a nearly flat load floor.
The engine is the same as that already enjoys the compact Golf. The 2.0 TSI 300 hp and 380Nm of torque, linked to automatic six-speed DSG gearbox and 4MOTION. With all this deployment will be difficult for children arriving late to school, then completes the 0-100 in just 5.1 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 250 mph. The average consumption is 7.0 liters per 100.
The 4WD Motion uses a Haldex center differential fifth generation while the front and rear axles have open differentials, although the pair function with XDS traction control and stability is managed to reduce understeer restraining the inner wheel curve. ESC Sport remains a more lenient stability control for those times when the quest for maximum performance. The driving mode selector is optional, or if opts series adaptive suspension. Includes modes acting on throttle management, change and suspension to better suit all conditions.
Meanwhile direction is variable, most directly in the central area and geared down at the ends, to facilitate parking maneuvers like Volkswagen Golf Variant. It has only 2.1 turns between stops.