Volkswagen has revealed the Golf Sportsvan Concept, which is the successor to the Golf Plus. The car will make official debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show tomorrow.

The new Golf model is based on the MQB platform and is equipped with advanced technology. The exterior design follows the look of Golf, but has a wheel base of 2,685 mm. This generates more interior space. Inside, the rear seats (60:40 split bench) can slide forwards and backwards by up to 180 mm, which enhances the passenger or luggage space.

The boot capacity is also increased by 74 litres to 498 litres. Moving the rear seats forwards enhances the luggage capacity to 585 litres, while folding the rear seats delivers up to 1,512 litres of room. In addition, it the front passenger seat is also folded, the load space goes up to 2,484 mm.

The new Sportsvan concept has a stronger and safer body structure. It will be also equipped with a range of standard and optional passive and active safety systems. For instance, the automatic post-collision braking system automatically brakes the vehicle after a impact, while the PreCrash system detects the possibility of an accident, pre-tensions seatbelts and closes the windows and sunroof.

Moreover, the Adaptive Cruise Control, Front Assist and City Emergency Braking can reduce or eliminate the chance of accidents. There are also available Driver Alert System, a camera-operated Lane Assist system and a Dynamic Light Assist system. Highlight here is the Blind Spot Monitor, which helps the driver find existing parking spaces. It works by monitoring the area behind and to the sides of the vehicle.

What is more, the Volkswagen Golf Sportsvan Concept will be powered by a range of petrol and diesel engines, all of which incorporate Stop/Start and battery regeneration systems. There are available four turbocharged 1.4-litre petrol engines with 85, 110, 125 and 150 hp (63, 80, 92, 110 kW) and three turbodiesels: a 2.0-litre 150 hp (110 kW), a 1.6-litre 90 hp (66 kW) and a 1.6-litre 110 hp (80 kW) for the Sportsvan BlueMotion. All engines except for the 85 hp one are also available with a DSG gearbox.

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Source: Volkswagen