Besides the standard Golf 7 Variant, Volkswagen also brought at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show the extremely fuel-efficient Golf 7 Variant/Estate TDI BlueMotion. For the first time in the history of Golf Estate, Volkswagen is offering this model (performance range 63 kW / 85 PS to 110 kW / 150 PS).
According to the official press release, this is also the most fuel-efficient Golf Estate of all time, with a combined fuel consumption of 3.3 l/100 km (equivalent to 87 g/km CO2).
Just like the standard version of the Golf 7 Variant/Estate, the TDI BlueMotion offers a total boot volume of 605 litres when loaded up to the back seat backrest, and a total of 1,620 litres when loaded up to the front seats.
Regarding the design, the front end is not new to everyone as it was seen on the hatchback version, but the rear end was upgraded and the Golf Estate makes a more elongated, more exclusive and sportier impression than its predecessor.
One important feature of the Golf Estate is in relation to storage space. The floor height of the cargo space can be changed to suit the needed storage capacity or may be removed completely as necessary. The cargo space is illuminated which is standard for the brand.
The cover for the cargo space has a retractable shade with a two-page automatic roller mechanism. Thus when the cargo space is not needed, the shade plus the net partition is stored under the cargo floor. The rear seat has not only been redesigned but includes more practical features.
The backrest of the rear seat can be folded and unlatched remotely. Through a 60:40 split, the backrests can easily be unlatched from a locked position using levers located at the side wall of the vehicle’s cargo space.
Moreover, the backrest can also be moved to a forward position in order to extend the cargo surface. Rear seats of the Golf Estate have colored-coded pins making it easier to know if the backrests have been correctly latched back.
The final feature of the storage space is that it has four practical bag hooks. The reason for the improvements in the storage space also has to do with the changes in the dimension. To start off, the new Golf Estate’s cargo capacity has been increased by 100 liters for a total capacity of 605 liters (when loaded up to the backrest of the rear seats).
When the backrest of the front seats and the space up to the roofline are included, this increases the capacity even higher to 1,620 liters which is still greater than 125 liters compared to the prior models. The cargo space itself measures 1,003 mm wide and 936 mm long.
When the rear bench is included, the length increases up to 1,055 mm and when it is extended even further up to the backrest of its front seats, the final measurement is 1,831 mm. However there is still another option to extend the length that can be accommodated even further.
If the backrest on the front passenger seat is folded, the available space can store an object that is as long as 2,671 mm. The way the cargo space is utilized corresponds to the basic dimensions of the tailgate opening measuring 1,031 mm wide with a height of 65 mm. Over-all, the Volkswagen Golf Estate is indeed an all-around elegant sports vehicle that combines low fuel consumption with a dynamic driving performance.