Volkswagen has revealed the all-new Golf R Estate at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show.
This is the first time that the Golf R has been developed in an estate bodystyle.
Like its hatchback sibling, the Golf R Estate has permanent 4Motion all-wheel drive which is mated to a standard six-speed dual-clutch gearbox (DSG) and is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged TSI petrol engine producing 296bhp and returning 40.4mpg, with emissions of 163g/km.
The model features Volkswagen’s innovative progressive steering system and ‘ESC Sport’ mode, which can be deactivated for use on a race track if desired.
The Golf R Estate packs space with a luggage capacity of 605-litres (up to the back seat backrest) and boot space of 1,620-litres with rear seats folded flat.
The Golf R Estate’s design follows that of the Golf hatchback with R-specific bumpers and highlights, distinguishing it from the rest of the Golf Estate range. Distinctive 18-inch ‘Cadiz’ alloy wheels are unique to R models, while black-painted brake callipers with R logo complete the look. Optional 19-inch ‘Pretoria’ flow-formed wheels (exceptionally lightweight and sturdy) in motorsport design are also available.
UK Retailers are due to start taking orders for the new car in spring 2015, with first deliveries expected in the summer.