Next week at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA), Volkswagen will bring the Golf Sportsvan Concept a.k.a. a successor to the Golf Plus. Based on the MQB platform, same used by the Golf 7, the new Golf Sportsvan Concept is 4,338 mm long (134 mm longer than the Golf Plus) and has a wheelbase with a length of 2,685 mm (48 mm longer than the Golf). Moreover, booth capacity was increased by 74 liters to 498 liters.
The so-called concept also comes with a stronger and safer body structure as well as with a raft of standard and optional passive and active safety systems. These include an automatic post-collision braking system which brakes the vehicle after a collision to reduce the chance of a second impact, and a PreCrash system which pre-tensions seatbelts and closes the windows and sunroof in case of an accident.
Other electronic aids include the Adaptive Cruise Control, Front Assist and City Emergency Braking. The Blind Spot Monitor is a first for the Golf Sportsvan.
The production version of the Golf Sportsvan Concept will offer all the engines found on the Golf 7, such as four turbocharged 1.4-litre petrol engines with 85, 110, 125 and 150 PS and three turbodiesels: a 2.0-litre 150 PS, a 1.6-litre 90 PS and a 1.6-litre 110 PS for the Sportsvan BlueMotion. All engines can be ordered with a DSG gearbox, except the 1.4 TSI with 85 PS. [source: Volkswagen]