Inside, under the hood, and typically just in front of the B-pillar, the new Estate shares everything with the Golf hatchback. From the controversial buttonless dashboard (“almost nothing gets carried over from before – except perfect ergonomic design,” VW wrongly claims) to 48-volt mild hybrid gasoline engines. You can read our review of the VW Golf Mk8, including its interior and engines, by clicking on these words.
Oh, and alongside the Golf Estate, VW is launching the Alltrack. It’s a raised Golf Estate with permanent all-wheel drive and special bumpers – much like an Audi A6 Allroad or a Mercedes E-Class All-Terrain. Niche.
Both are expected to go on sale later this year.