Volkswagen has announced plans to offer the Golf Sportwagen (aka Golf Variant) in the United States.
Volkswagen declined to go into specifics but confirmed the model will be offered with a variety of options including Bi-Xenon headlights, Park Distance Control and 18-inch alloy wheels. The model will also offer a panoramic sunroof and a Climatronic automatic climate control system.
Like the standard model, the Sportwagnen will be offered with two different engines. The turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder petrol produces 170 bhp (126 kW) and 200 lb-ft (270 Nm) of torque, while the 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel engine develops 150 bhp (111 kW) and 236 lb-ft (319 Nm) of torque. The petrol engine can be connected to a five-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission, while the diesel can be paired to a six-speed manual or a DSG gearbox.
The Golf Sportwagen will go on sale in the United States early next year and pricing will be announced closer to launch.
Note: Volkswagen Golf Sportwagon concept pictured