New MQB-based long-roof Golf will be available with 1.8 TSI and 2.0 TDI engines
When the Volkswagen press conference starts at the Montreal International Auto Show next week, VW Canada will confirm the long-awaited Golf Sportwagon and its available engines with an on-sale date of March. Dealers can begin ordering the Sportwagon starting next week.
The all-new wagon, built on the same MQB platform as the seventh-generation Golf, will be powered by a choice of 1.8 TSI and 2.0 TDI four-cylinder engines. As of this writing, the 2.0 TSI from the GTI will not be available in the Golf Sportwagon.
Official fuel economy numbers from Natural Resources Canada give the 2015 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagon 2.0 TDI a rating of 7.7L/100km city, 5.4L/100km highway when equipped with a six-speed manual. Adding the six-speed DSG automated manual returns numbers of 7.5L/100km city, 5.6L/100 km highway. Both models get a combined rating of 6.7L/100km.
Later this year, expect more news on the Golf Alltrack bound for the Canadian market. The almost-crossover Golf sports a taller ride height than the Sportwagon and will send power to all four wheels instead of just the front.
We will have full details on the 2015 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagon from the Montreal International Auto Show late next week.