Upsized Volkswagen Golf Sportsvan for families and retirees
Latest VW Golf-based compact MPV is big on practicality and small on compromises
Published on May 24, 2014 9:12 PM
According to a Volkswagen product marketing executive, the new Golf Sportsvan is aimed at young families and "best agers", which we surmise is a euphemism for retirees.
The roads around St Tropez are full of best agers. As the successor to the Golf Plus pass them, they shower it with long, admiring glances.
Of course, the fact that the test unit of the compact multipurpose vehicle sports a very un-MPV-like orange may have something to do with the attention it gets.
But it may also be possible that the best agers are sizing up the Sportsvan as their next car. Traditionally, compact MPVs hold great appeal for European retirees.
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VOLKSWAGEN GOLF SPORTSVAN 1.4 TSI
Price: To be announced
Engine: 1,395cc 16-valve inline-4 turbocharged
Transmission: Seven-speed dual-clutch with manual select
Power: 125bhp at 5,000rpm
Torque: 200Nm at 1,400-4,000rpm
0-100kmh: 9.9 seconds
Top speed: 200kmh
Fuel consumption: 5.4 litres/100km
Agent: Volkswagen Singapore