• Feb 26, 2007
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Here's a first peek at Volkswagen's Geneva-bound Golf Variant. The new station wagon will launch with a choice of two gasoline and two diesel engines underhood. The topline petrol-drinker gets the 1.4L TFSI "Twincharger" that's good for 140 horses. The available diesels are rated at 105 hp and 140 hp, and each one is good for over 40mpg.

Cargo capacity is around 24 cubic feet with the rear seats up and baloons to 54 cubic feet when they're stowed. They fold completely flat, making it easy to load up all your stuff. No official word yet on if/when we'll be seeing it, but our friends at the Jalop say to look for it in NYC in April. We wouldn't be averse to seeing it arrive stateside as the Jetta Wagon -- with a nice, punchy GLI model topping the range. Pretty please, VW?

[Sources: VW (pics), MotorAuthority, Jalopnik]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      This Jetta has one FUGLY looking a$$.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Ugly. Period.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I agree, the back isn't the best looking. There are much much better looking wagons out there than the rear of this thing.

      Also, what's with wagons having such narrow cargo areas? It's rated at 24 cubic feet? That's pathetic. Look at the pictures--it doesn't even look wide enough for a set of golf clubs because they beef up the sides of the trunk with all kinds of crap little panel-covered storage nooks for jacks and other crap. And this isn't the only recent wagon that's done that.

      My old '93 Escort was a lot smaller car than a new Jetta, and it had 30.6 cubic feet with the seats up, and it was easily wide enough to fit golf clubs straight across the back.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It gets my interest ONLY if it comes in a GLI version with all the go-fast bits and the black grille - can't stand that chrome garbage. (Not holding my breath.) The wagon body makes it where it doesn't have that previous generation Camry/Corolla C-pillar/butt that completely turned me off on Mk5 Jettas when I was in the market for a 4-door sedan/wagon to replace my GTI. (Ended up buying a Mazda 6)
      • 7 Years Ago
      I still don't like the fact that this generation of Jettas and Golfs all look the same... The Jetta is just a Golf sedan and the Golf is just a Jetta hatchback... now the Golf Variant is a Jetta Wagon, it's stupid.
      • 7 Years Ago
      There are plenty of good looking wagons in EU. Models you mentioned are outdated. Check out Skoda Octavia VRS www.skoda.co.uk
      • 7 Years Ago
      I don't want to be one of those 'tards that says it looks like some other car or other, but the rear does bare a striking resemblence to a Suzuki. Plus, shock horror, there appears to be exposed body-color metal in the interior.

      Bring it here with the 2.0 FSI and DSP, we all love sleepers.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It seems they've got too much inspiration from that old '96 Accord SW (http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/21/hondaaccord329052020070sp8.jpg) the rear-end styling is just the same, the tailights shape, the form of the rear itself, don't like it
      • 7 Years Ago
      Clean up the front end, not the back, bring it here with the TDI and this could be my next car.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Golf, Jetta, Variant, Wagon... call it what you want, I'm just glad to see more choices in this segment. Someday I'll want to replace my Legacy GT Wagon and I'm not buying an Outback, so if I want to roll the quality dice on another VW (I got lucky 3 times running) I'll have a good choice... the Passat Wagon doesn't do it for me.
      • 7 Years Ago
      They call it a Golf, yet it has that fugly Jetta grill...
      • 7 Years Ago
      I think that the new wagon is pure Jetta 5 from the side and front...and very Saab from the back.
      In any event it should sell in huge numbers as a Golf in Europe and as a Jetta in the States and other parts of the world.
      I love the sedan...and want a wagon ASAP.
      Well done VW ON ANOTHER CLASSY and sporty member of the range.
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