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VW introducing near-production concept Golf Sportsvan at IAA; up to 19% more fuel efficient
8 September 2013
Volkswagen is presenting a concept car of the newly developed Golf Sportsvan in a world premiere at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt. The compact minivan will complete the Golf family at the middle of next year.
|Golf Sportsvan. Click to enlarge.|
The six new engines of the Golf Sportsvan cover a power range from 63 kW / 85 PS / 84 hp to 110 kW / 150 PS / 148 hp; with a stop-start system as standard, all are up to 19% more fuel efficient than the previous engine versions. All of the engines available at market launch conform to the Euro-6 emissions standard as well.
The 1.6 TDI BlueMotion with 110 PS has an estimated fuel consumption of 3.7 l/100 km (64 mpgUS), equating to 95 g CO2/km—the best value in the field of compact minivans.
Advanced driver assistance systems are making their way into the Golf Sportsvan, including the Blind Spot Monitor incorporating Rear Traffic Alert, which is being implemented in a Golf for the first time.
The Blind Spot Monitor warns the driver of vehicles in the blind spot. When reversing out of a parking space, the system also recognizes cross-traffic approaching from behind the car that can be difficult for the driver to see, and it warns the driver in case of a hazard. If a collision is imminent, the system automatically activates an emergency braking function.
Other available technologies include DCC dynamic chassis control, the Front Assist with City Emergency Braking surroundings monitoring system, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and a lane-keeping assistant.
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