Volkswagen US has presented the all-new 2014 Golf VII SportWagen model with 4MOTION all-wheel drive system and the new EA288 TDI Clean Diesel. The concept version will be presented at the 2014 New York Auto Show and the production model is expected in the beginning of the next year.

Based on the new MQB (modular transverse matrix) architecture, the Golf SportWagen will continue the trend introduced by the seventh generation Golf whereby it is lighter, bigger, roomier, more fuel efficient and more powerful than the outgoing SportWagen model.

The new Golf SportWagen is 1.1" longer and 0.7" wider than the current SportWagen model. It is also 0.9" lower, which benefits both aerodynamic performance. The CdA is reduced by almost 10% compared with the previous generation. The interior package has been optimized to give more rear-seat leg- and shoulder room. Although the new SportWagen's overall height was lowered by nearly an inch, front and rear headroom has been improved by 0.4".

There will be two powertrains – a 1.8 liter turbocharged and direct-injection four-cylinder TSI – 170HP (125 kW) and the new EA288 2.0 liter common-rail, turbocharged and direct-injection diesel with 150HP (110 kW).  The gasoline model comes with a 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic, while the diesel has 6-speed manual or DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission.

The new features include a panoramic sunroof, 12-way power driver's seat, Climatronic automatic climate control, Bi-Xenon headlights with LED DRLs and the Advanced Front-lighting System, Park Distance Control, and available 18" aluminum-alloy wheels.

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Source: Volkswagen