VW Reveals its Golf Sportsvan Concept

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It's like a regular Golf hatchback, only fatter.

For those who don’t know, Volkswagen offers a slightly plus size version of the Golf in Europe called, conveniently, the Golf Plus. Now that the seventh-generation Golf has been released, the German automaker has today unveiled the Golf Sportsvan concept, which heavily previews the upcoming production version. VW is describing it as a compact minivan, but in reality the Sportsvan concept is 83 mm longer and 126 mm taller than the current five-door Golf hatchback. Its wheelbase has also been extended, which in turn has made the cabin a bit more spacious.

Cargo space is also boosted while the rear bench features a 60:40 split and can even be adjusted up to 180 mm in a fore-aft direction. The front passenger seat can be folded flat for additional space. VW claims the Sportsvan will be offered with a range of six engines consisting of both gasoline and diesels, all of which are equipped with a standard start-stop system. It also comes with a ton of safety features like a blind spot monitoring system, adaptive cruise control and a driver alert system. The Sportsvan will even be the first Golf to offer steering wheel heating as an option. More details regarding an official launch date will come later this week at Frankfurt.

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