2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Revealed Without AWD

2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Revealed Without AWD

The 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen has been officially unveiled but it’s missing one of the key features previewed in the concept car.

As the successor of the Jetta SportWagen, the Golf SportWagen will be offered in the U.S. starting in the first quarter of 2015 and will initially be offered with two powertrains: a 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder TSI engine with 170 hp and a TDI Clean Diesel model with the brand’s 2.0-liter turbo-diesel with 150 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque.

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The TSI powerplant can be paired to either a five-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission while the TDI engine will have a choice of six-speed manual or DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission. Initially, the Golf SportWagen will be offered only with front-wheel drive and TTAC is reporting that the German automaker is still “investigating AWD.” The 2015 Golf SportWagen will be built on Volkswagen’s new MQB modular architecture, just like the 2015 Golf and Golf GTI.

Compared to the current Jetta SportWagen, the Golf SportWagen is is 1.1 inches longer and 0.7 inches wider along with being 0.9 inches lower. Front and rear headroom has been improved by 0.4 inches.

Expect pricing and availability to be announced closer to the Golf SportWagen’s launch.

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  • bagger

    think I just found my compact wagon replacement…..

  • Bjorn

    I’m more dialssapointed that you cannot get a DSG with the 1.8 TSI engine 🙁

  • Think This Through, VW

    no awd, no want in north east usa

  • Clermont1

    I just find it highly disappointing that VW cannot simply drop one of its solid TDI’s in an Audi A4 or A6 wagon. WTF. How can the US market in 2014 still be decades behind the EU!? Can someone explain this other than the gas/oil/&automaker’s Lobbyist dollars blocking diesel?