Rumour Mill – Volkswagen Preparing Estate Golf R

Are Volkswagen planning to bring us an estate version of the Golf R? There’s a lot to be said for a fast estate, as Audi and AMG have proved for many years now, so the thought of a big-booted version of the Golf R makes sense to me. After all, Ford have enjoyed some success with the estate version of the Focus ST.

This footage of an estate Golf testing on the Nordschleife shows that Volkswagen is at least giving the idea some serious thought. It’s certainly quick too and seems to be giving the hatchback version of the Golf R a good run.

Whether or not we would ever get to see it is a different matter. First of all it’s got to make it into production, then Volkswagen UK have to see a big enough market to justify bringing it over here. If you like the idea maybe now is the time to start pestering your local dealer.

UPDATE – another estate test mule has been seen, this time in black. Looks like Volkswagen are serious about it.


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Author: Chris Auty

Voted the Breakthrough Blogger of 2013 by SEAT and the Guild of Motoring Writers , Chris has lived and breathed cars since he was old enough to say 'faster'. With a penchant for hot hatches and an allergy to public transport, he would much prefer to drive a bad car than never drive at all. Fortunately his family has learned to put up with this obsession and the internet has provided a channel for his ramblings.

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