Volvo thinks station wagons are poised for a comeback, and Volkswagen apparently does, too. So it’s adding a new special edition wagon to its lineup. The Golf SportWagen Special Edition. It slots between the S and SE models and will start at $24,995.
Volkswagen says it’s loaded with popular equipment including an array of standard driver assistance features like Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Monitor and Forward Collision Warning along with Autonomous Emergency Braking.
But it takes things up a notch from the S model – adding a panoramic sunroof, 17-inch aluminum-allow wheels and chrome window trim. Of course, a “Limited” badge comes on the front fenders to set it apart as well.
On the inside, it comes standard with leatherette seating surfaces and keyless access with push-button start. Every vehicle is also equipped with heatable front seats and window washer nozzles. They were previously available only on the SE model.
The Golf SportWagen Limited Edition also features Volkswagen’s new MIB II infotainment system, that offers USB and VW-Car Net App-Connect, allowing owners with these systems to access select apps from their smartphones. VW Car-Net’s connected vehicle services umbrella also includes connected car services, advanced telematics, and enhanced navigation available by subscription.
Under the hood, the Golf SportWagen Limited Edition is equipped with a 1.8-liter turbocharged and direct-injection TSI four-cylinder engine that delivers 170 horsepower and 199 pound-feet of torque. The engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. On the highway, the vehicle achieves an EPA estimated fuel economy rating of 35 mpg.
It will arrive in dealerships later this month.