Gallery: Volkswagen Unveils the Mk8 Golf Variant and Alltrack

It is an unfortunate reality that the new Mk8 Golf wagon is highly unlikely to be sold in the US. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t gawk at it from afar.

Sixty-six millimeters longer than the outgoing model, the new variant takes advantage of its extra size to add more legroom and cargo space. The addition has also allowed the designers to make the car look lower and longer.

Under the hood, meanwhile, VW is boasting a new eTSI engine that uses a 48V electrical system to help the car turn the engine off completely when the car is coasting, to help it save fuel. The changeover from coasting to accelerating is almost imperceptible, says VW, thanks to the car’s 7-speed DSG gearbox.

Available in “Life,” “Style,” and R-line trims, the wagon will be filled to brim with safety technology like lane departure warning, City Emergency Braking, an XDS electronic diff lock, and Car2X traffic hazard alert—which will alert you to accidents ahead of you on the road.

An 8.25-inch touchscreen features We Connect and We Connect Plus, which connects you to online services and functions. A digital instrument cluster will greet the driver, furnishing them with all the information that they could need.

The Alltrack, meanwhile, will be its own standalone model. The off-roady wagon will feature 4Motion AWD as standard, increased ground clearance, and special bumpers, and a custom interior. It will also be capable of towing up to 2,000 kg. Apart from that, though, it will be identical to the wagon.

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