The Volkswagen launched their production ready concept Golf Sportsvan at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show. This is basically a compact minivan and is a perfect roomier alternative of the Golf hatch. The production-ready minivan is built on the MQB platform and is measuring a length, width and height of 170”, 70” and 61” respectively. The Golf Sportsvan is designed elegantly in a way that reflects the traditional styling features of the Volkswagen models but in the comparison with all the other models it is aggressive, sportier and more refined.
Inside the Sportsvan, 5 passengers including driver can accommodate and has a really impressive cargo space of about 53 cubic feet when the second row seats are flat fold. On the center stack there is a color touch screen and Teutonic dashboard and an analog instrument panel. VW equipped the van with high tech driving aids including Adaptive cruise control, Blind Spot alert, City emergency Braking and Driver Alert system.
The new Golf Sportsvan gets power from four 1.4 liter turbocharged petrol powertrains produces 85 horsepower, 110 horsepower, 125 horsepower and 150 horsepower respectively. For high fuel efficiency, there are three 2.0 liter turbodiesel engines also offered that delivers 150 horsepower whereas the two small 1.6s engines generate 90 horsepower and 110 horsepower. The turbodiesel engine delivers a high fuel efficiency of 76.3 mpg and at the same time a significant reduction in CO2 emission that is 95g/km.
Prices and release information are yet to be announced by the officials of the Volkswagen however, it is expected that the Golf Sportsvan may hit the dealership somewhere in mid 2014. The production ready concept is expected to get a price tag around £19,000. The Volkswagen has no plans to launch this van to the US market.