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Golf Wagon Now Follows New Volkswagen “Design DNA”
Golf Wagon offers highest level of passive safety Visually, the Golf Wagon follows the styling of the current Volkswagen “design DNA”. Clear horizontal lines and bold styling
of the headlights define its appearance. And so the bumper, radiator grille, engine bonnet and fenders and highlights were all transferred from the new Golf. The design is characterised by a black, horizontally styled grille and body-coloured bumpers. In its lower front section, the Wagon also has an additional large air intake. Starting with the Comfortline version, chrome inserts are integrated in the radiator grille.
The Golf Wagon also preserves the car body’s excellent layout and high level of everyday utility. The development team focused on perfection in the details. Attaining the best possible acoustic properties on the wagon was a top priority for Volkswagen. In this context, the body was equipped with new detailed solutions in a variety of areas. Highly effective acoustic damping is implemented in the front windscreen, which eliminates nearly all high-frequency noise in the three kHz range that is very typical in vehicles with diesel engines.
In addition, many secondary noises have been eliminated or reduced right at their source. In particular, this was achieved in all belt drives, the turbocharger and charge air distribution channels
as well as in the heating and cooling blower. Noise comfort has been further improved by a new generation of turbo-diesels with common rail injection, as well as integration of TSI petrol engines
that are known for their quiet operation.
Passive Safety – Highest Level of Protection
The Golf Wagon is being offered with a seamless package of safety features as standard equipment. On the passive side, there is a safety body (including optimised pedestrian protection),
six airbags and a patented head restraint system for driver and front passenger.
The driver and front passenger airbags and safety belt system together form a precisely coordinated front restraint system on the wagon. The side airbags are integrated in the backrests
of the front seats. They protect the chest, abdomen and pelvis and have been optimally tuned to the car’s more rigid side structure. Integrating the side airbags in the backrests assures
optimal airbag positioning in relation to the driver and front passenger. Furthermore, standard head airbags help to prevent high biomechanical loads to the head. Specifically, these airbags
cover an area along the side windows extending from the A pillar to the C pillar, offering maximum protection at all seating positions regardless of body size. That is because protection over
a large area prevents the head and extremities from swinging out and prevents objects from penetrating into the car’s interior. Since the head airbags remain inflated for a long time, they even
retain much of their effectiveness in secondary collisions such as in the case of a rollover accident.
Instruments of new Golf also in Golf Wagon
Up to 1,495 litres cargo space for even the largest hauling tasks The Golf Wagon demonstrates tremendous quality. The high quality of the materials that are used is especially evident in the interior. This high level of value is a common thread running through the interior, especially when it comes to the car’s instruments. The look and feel of the materials, details such as brushed chrome accents and the round instruments and steering wheels taken directly from the Passat CC all leave the impression that one is actually sitting in a vehicle of the next higher market segment.
The interior ergonomics also reflect advanced development. All of the car’s functional components are easy to operate. These include controls for the climate control system where fitted (Climatronic) - initially introduced on the Passat CC. Sometimes it is the smallest of details that make the greatest impression. Consider the leather seats: robust leather is being used in the Golf Wagon. Its surface properties make dye transfer, such as from jeans, passé even with very light-coloured leather.
The instrument panel of the Golf Wagon offers a clear, wellorganised geometry with uncompromising ease of operation and a high level of timeless elegance. On initial contact, one is immediately impressed by the luxurious soft materials of the upper cockpit area and door trim that complement the design of the instruments. The instruments of the Golf Wagon match the instrument styling
in the new Golf. Prominently displayed are the two round instruments with brushed chrome bezels, which are standard; the tachometer is on the left, and the speedometer on the right.
Also designed as a round instrument is the engine temperature gauge; it is integrated in the lower part of the tachometer. Its counterpart is the fuel gauge integrated in the speedometer.
Gauge scale markings are backlit in white (regardless of whether the headlights are on or off); while turn signal indicators are in red. Also designed in white now are the graphics of the
multifunction display (MFD) – located between the tachometer and speedometer – which is standard equipment. An upshift indicator is integrated in the MFD on manual equipped models
with either a diesel or petrol engine. Like the main instruments, air vents near the instrument cluster also have brushed chrome bezels. There is one vent at each end of the instrument panel for driver and passenger, and two in the centre console. In addition, a vent for the side windows is integrated in each of the A-pillar trim panels. Complementing the chrome bezels, the upper and lower sections of instruments are separated by dark silver accents (“Titanium”) on the “Trendline” version. In the “Comfortline” equipment version the accents are glossy black (“Black Pyramid”).
All of the controls arranged on the centre console are readily and equally accessible to driver and front passenger. Right at the top is the hazard f lasher switch, optimally located between the
air vents. On the level below this, there is the audio or radionavigation system. The third level of controls contains interfaces to the heating and ventilation or climate control system. Another
set of switches is located directly in front of the gearshift lever for activating or deactivating systems such as ESP and “Park Assist”.
If the Golf Wagon is equipped with an automatic climate control system (Climatronic), a new set of controls is provided. There are two control knobs, one on the left and one on the right,
for selecting temperatures in 1 degree increments separately for driver and passenger sides. They are also used to activate seat heating. Naturally, the temperature for the two sides can
be controlled jointly too. The main operating modes of the Climatronic (“Auto”, completely “Off”, “Dual”, “AC”) and blower levels are set in the area between the two control knobs. Located
in the upper area are controls for ventilation modes, rear window heating and recirculation functions.
Further down the centre console, at the height of the handbrake lever, are the familiar storage compartment and an AUX-IN port that can be used to connect devices such as an MP3 player.
The optional Media Device Interface (MDI) port can also be integrated in the storage compartment of the centre armrest. This USB port is used to interface to a wide variety of memory
sources for the audio system. For example, an iPod – including its special control functions – can also be integrated in the system as a music source with a suitable cable.
Volkswagen is offering the Golf Wagon in a range of different seat configurations, depending on the equipment line. The “Trendline” base version already has excellent contoured seats in black cloth
upholstery. The comfort seats of the Golf Wagon Comfortline are now designed to be even more ergonomic. The cross-stitched fabric of the seat and backrest surfaces creates a clear visual
contrast to exterior surfaces.
The latest generation of the bestselling five-seater offers exceptionally spacious conditions. In front, the maximum interior height is 972 millimetres (seat in lowest position). The rear seating area offers a maximum interior height of 969 millimetres, depending on the version.
The Golf Wagon is a compact space wonder. When the cargo partition net is installed and cargo is loaded up to the height of the top of the rear bench seatback, the Wagon provides up to 690
litres of load volume; up to the load sill at window height it is a maximum of 505 litres. When the rear bench seat is folded down and the interior space is fully utilised, up to 1,495 litres of
volume can be stowed in the Golf Wagon.
When the rear bench is folded, the continuous flat cargo area of the Golf Wagon up to the driver’s backrest measures 1.70 meters. Bins offer storage space under the cargo f loor and in the side panelling. Even when the standard factory-installed asymmetrical split bench is not lowered, a respectable 1.07 meters of cargo length is still available. Maximum width: 1.29 meters. Interior width between wheel wells is 1.01 meter.
Operating the asymmetrically split rear bench seat is exceptionally easy. Release buttons next to the outer head restraints disengage the backrests from their anchorages so that they can be folded
forward. A clever detail is a red indicator, visible from the front seats too, that warns if one of the two rear backrests is not fully engaged when lifting the seatback up again.
Basic equipment lines
Currently offered engine, transmission and equipment line combinations:
Currently offered engine, transmission and equipment line combinations:
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