Volkswagen has announced that it is to offer a third variant of the Golf later this year when the Golf Estate will join the hatchback and new SV model. This marks a return to the Irish market of the Golf Estate, which was last offered in Mark 4 guise, but due to the increasing popularity of estate cars in the compact segment in Ireland, this car will offer Golf customers more space and flexibility.
“We are delighted to see a return to Ireland of the Golf Estate,” said Paul Burke Operations Director of Volkswagen Passenger Cars. “More buyers are looking for a compact car with added versatility and practicality and the Golf Estate offers just that. The Golf is Ireland’s best-selling car and this offers buyers even greater choice.”
With a 605-litre cargo capacity, which can expand out to 1,620-litres with the seats folded flat, the Golf Estate offers very generous load-carrying capacity. Like the Golf hatchback, the Golf Estate is based on the MQB platform so both have the same wheelbase. Irish buyers can expect a similar engine line-up to that found in the hatchback with the bulk of sales expected to come from the 1.6-litre 110bhp diesel engine.
Full pricing and specification have yet to be announced but the model is expected to have a starting price of under €23,000.