[PHOTOS] 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
This morning, the 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen was revealed, replacing the Jetta SportWagen and standing in as America’s new favorite manual diesel wagon. If Volkswagen had a brain with which to generate thought and a mouth with which to speak those thoughts, it would say: “you’re welcome.”
The Golf SportWagen uses the same MQB architecture as the 2015 Golf and Golf GTI, saving weight compared to the current SportWagen (with component optimization and the use of lightweight materials) while growing 1.1 inches in length and 0.7 inches in width. The Golf SportWagen also sits 0.9 inches lower, which reduces drag and improves aerodynamics.
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Gallery: The 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
The Golf SportWagen will make an ideal choice for those drivers looking for a cargo-efficient alternative to compact crossovers and minivans. Small tweaks, such as moving the front wheels forward 1.7 inches, create an even more spacious and versatile interior than the Jetta SportWagen. Of course, while part of the allure of a wagon is utility, we all know that the real reason people will be falling all over themselves to get the Gold SportWagen is because it’s going to be sporty as all hell.
Gallery: 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Interior
Not to mention, as Jalopnik’s Máté Petrány astutely notes, the images provided by Volkswagen show that the 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen is 4MOTION badged, meaning it’ll be AWD. Because, you know, you needed fewer reasons to want one.