New VW Golf Sportsvan gets the TDI treatment

For those that aren't aware, TDI in Volkswagen-speak indicates that the vehicle is powered by a clean (usually) turbo-diesel engine and the new Golf Sportsvan is no exception. Let's talk Sportsvan first. The regular Golf Sportsvan (interior shots and the silver car with the press release) is a vehicle type that is very popular in Europe, the multi-purpose vehicle or MPV. MPVs are available in varying sizes from five- to seven-passenger capacities in compact footprints with the Ford C-Max being the only Euro-style MPV available in the US so far (although the C-Max is currently hybrid only in the US). While the new Golf is just reaching our shores, the chance of US consumers getting the opportunity to purchase this compact people-mover is unknown at this time even though they are very popular in other parts of the world. We can hope and now that VW is making their clean diesels available in almost every vehicle, the chances of seeing a new 2015 Golf Sportsvan TDI here is pretty good. There are parts of the US where the Jetta Sportswagon diesel is in high demand, so... For more info, check out the brief release after the jump.

Source: Volkswagen - Press Release after the"read more" jump.

Press Release:
The new Golf Sportsvan TDI BlueMotion1

  • Trade fair premiere at the Geneva Motor Show
  • Fuel consumption of 3.6 l / 100 km best in class for a compact MPV
At the Geneva International Motor Show Volkswagen is giving a trade fair debut to the new Golf Sportsvan TDI BlueMotion1. The extremely economic version of the new Golf Sportsvan is a top-ranking compact MPV, needing just 3.6 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres, equating to CO2 emissions of 95 g/km.

At Volkswagen the term BlueMotion has stood for excellent environmental compatibility and ecological credentials since 2006. Using this technology, Volkswagen continually supplements its range of extremely fuel-efficient models, extending its lines through the addition of progressive, reduced consumption, lower emission BlueMotion models. Despite all its efficiency, the new Golf Sportsvan TDI BlueMotion is also a multi-talented five-seater that transports its passengers safely, comfortably and nimbly and provides a spacious, flexible interior as well.

The good aerodynamics of the 81 kW / 110 PS Golf Sportsvan TDI BlueMotion contributes significantly to the low fuel consumption. Thanks to numerous modifications the new MPV achieves an impressive CD value of 0.27. Among the factors that have enhanced the aerodynamics are the lowered vehicle body (15 millimetres lower), a special roof edge spoiler, a radiator grille - with blue strip - partially closed to the outside, a partially sealed ventilation grille with radiator shutter behind it, optimised cooling airflow and special underfloor panels.

The Golf Sportsvan TDI BlueMotion is available in Trendline and Comfortline versions. The specific BlueMotion features also include 15-inch alloy wheels and tyres optimised for low roll resistance. The new BlueMotion model is additionally perfected by a Stop/Start system, regenerative braking mode, modifications within the TDI engine and a modified 6-speed manual gearbox. The new Golf Sportsvan TDI BlueMotion will be available in Germany from this summer.

1Golf Sportsvan TDI BlueMotion – The vehicle has not yet gone on sale. It does not yet have type approval and therefore Directive 1999/94/EC does not apply. Provisional values: Fuel consumption in l/100 km: 3.6 (combined); CO2 emissions in g/km: 95 (combined)