Volkswagen's Golf versatile Variant

Volkswagen's facelifted Golf Variant is equipped with more features and priced more competitively

The Volkswagen Golf Variant comes with R-Line trim, 18-inch wheels, full LED lighting, heated self-folding wing mirrors, silver anodised roof rails, panoramic sunroof and sports suspension.
The Volkswagen Golf Variant comes with R-Line trim, 18-inch wheels, full LED lighting, heated self-folding wing mirrors, silver anodised roof rails, panoramic sunroof and sports suspension.ST PHOTOS: ALPHONSUS CHERN
The Volkswagen Golf Variant has a "virtual cockpit" and a decent-sized luggage compartment.
The Volkswagen Golf Variant has a "virtual cockpit" and a decent-sized luggage compartment.ST PHOTOS: ALPHONSUS CHERN
The Volkswagen Golf Variant has a "virtual cockpit" and a decent-sized luggage compartment.
The Volkswagen Golf Variant has a "virtual cockpit" and a decent-sized luggage compartment.ST PHOTOS: ALPHONSUS CHERN

Station wagons are neat but they tend to be rather large and not entirely suitable for a built-up environment like ours.

That is where the Volkswagen Golf Variant comes in. It blends wagon versatility with hatch driveability. There are trade-offs, of course, but really, how often do you need to move the kitchen sink?

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 29, 2018, with the headline 'Versatile Variant'. Subscribe