Volkswagen has announced the station wagon version of its seventh-generation Golf, the Sportwagen, will be available in April.
The 2015 Golf SportWagen replaces the outgoing Jetta SportWagen.
This new generation of Volkswagen’s station wagon will be available with a choice of two four-cylinder turbocharged engines: a 1.8 liter gasoline or a 2 liter clean diesel.
The EA888 1.8 liter, 170 horsepower turbocharged and direct-injection four-cylinder TSI engine comes to a five-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission.
The EA288 2.0 liter, 150 horsepower turbocharged and direct-injection four-cylinder TDI Clean Diesel, comes either with a six-speed manual or a six-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission.
This new wagon starts at $21,395 for the 1.8T S model with manual transmission, good for an EPA estimated highway fuel economy of 36 mpg, 25 mpg for the city. Meanwhile, the TDI Clean Diesel model with the stick shift gets a 43 highway and 31 city mpg rating according to EPA estimates.
Price-wise, the new TDI S model reduces base Clean Diesel SportWagen pricing by almost $2,000 compared to the 2014 model; the base TDI S starts at $24,595, with the dual-clutch DSG automatic available for an extra $1,100.