Volkswagen Golf Sportsvan Concept previews a successor to the Golf Plus

Volkswagen has unveiled the first images and details of the Golf Sportsvan Concept, the successor to the Golf Plus, which will make its debut tomorrow at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Based on the new Golf hatchback it has a larger and more practical body style.

The Golf Sportsvan is 4,338 mm long, making it 134 mm longer than the outgoing Golf Plus, and 83 mm longer than the new seventh generation Golf. When compared to the new Golf Estate it is 224 mm shorter.

Its 2,685 mm wheelbase is 48 mm longer than that of the Golf, helping to generate more interior space. It is also 80 mm wider, at 1,870 mm, and 126 mm higher, at 1,578 mm.

The Golf Sportsvan boot capacity is increased by 74 litres to 498 litres (versus the Golf’s 380 litres) compared to the Golf Plus and when the rear seats are folded down is up to 1,512 litres.

Tech and safety highlights include Adaptive Cruise Control, Front Assist and City Emergency Braking, Driver Alert System, a camera-operated Lane Assist system, Dynamic Light Assist system and Blind Spot Monitor, with an assistant for exiting parking spaces.

The production model will be offered with a wide range of petrol and diesel engines, including four turbocharged 1.4-litre petrol engines with 85, 110, 125 and 150 hp and three turbodiesels: a 2.0-litre 150 hp, a 1.6-litre 90 hp and a 1.6-litre 110 hp for the Sportsvan BlueMotion.

The Golf Sportsvan is expected to go on sale in the UK in mid-2014 and the production name will be announced closer to market launch.

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