Volkswagen has officially unveiled the Golf Sportsvan concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Volkswagen has officially unveiled the Golf Sportsvan at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Described as a "near-production concept," the model previews the Golf Plus successor that will go on sale during the middle of next year.

While the model closely resembles the standard Golf, the concept has a longer wheelbase and a taller roofline. The interior also receives several changes including a sliding rear seat, additional storage compartments and the ability to hold more than 1,500 liters (52.9 cubic feet) of luggage.

Detailed specifications were not released but Volkswagen confirmed the entry-level Sportsvan will come nicely equipped with air conditioning, an electronic parking brake, a 5-inch touchscreen display and a variable cargo floor and cargo cover. The model will also have seven airbags, an Automatic Post-Collision Braking System and an XDS+ electronic differential. Customers can also order a 400 watt Dynaudio Excit audio system and a Car Net telematics system.

Under the hood, six different engines will be available. The petrols will have outputs of 85 HP (63 kW), 110 HP (81 kW), 125 HP (92 kW) and 150 HP (110 kW) while the diesels will develop 110 HP (81 kW) and 150 HP (110 kW). All the engines, besides the entry-level 85 HP (63 kW) petrol can be equipped with an optional automatic dual clutch gearbox (DSG).

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