Volkswagen's Golf versatile Variant

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

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

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'. Print Edition | Subscribe