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News 2021 Volkswagen Golf Wagon Is Roomier And More Premium Than Ever

2021 Volkswagen Golf Wagon Is Roomier And More Premium Than Ever

The latest addition to the new Volkswagen Golf are the Estate and Alltrack variants


  • MK8 Golf wagon is 66mm longer than the previous MK7.

  • The trunk and rear passenger space is more generous.

  • The new Golf Wagon is too cool for North America.


The Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen was a car that needed only to be given half a chance to impress. Sadly, blinded by SUVs, North America will never be graced with the 8th generation Golf save for the GTI and Golf R. The greatest of all Golfs is the wagon, or estate, and Volkswagen has just introduced it.

Station wagons are, like SUVs, about utility, they only happen to look sleeker and generally drive better, by I digress. The latest Golf Estate is 66mm longer than the previous car, most of the extra length is in the wheelbase. This translates into more rear legroom and extra cargo room.

Volkswagen Golf Wagon R-Line MK8 | Photo: Volkswagen

But beyond the versatility, the new Golf wagon is beautiful, extremely urban and modern. The roofline slopes downward towards the steeply raked hatch for a near quasi coupe-like, for a wagon, profile. The Alltrack, with VW’s 4MOTION AWD, has consequently evolved into a more upscale crossover-like vehicle, trading some visual ruggedness for a little more panache.

The new Golf Estate will be offered with a number of powertrain options and the devilishly cool Golf R wagon will likely return. The Golf wagon will never return to North America.

Volkswagen Golf Alltrack MK8 | Photo: Volkswagen

Volkswagen Golf Wagon R-Line MK8 | Photo: Volkswagen

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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