Legacy is something that is often on the minds of those it affects from the very beginning. It's something that can often drive an entire lifestyle and way of thinking.
But sometimes, legacy is something that can creep up on you and become as much of an unexpected badge of pride as it is a weight of responsibility. It'd likely be safe to wager that this latter approach is how Volkswagen feels about the Volkswagen Golf.
The Volkswagen Golf started out as a humble little compact car. Nothing too flashy or fancy, just a well-built and reliable car that never takes up too much space and does what you need it to do. That was seven generations ago, back in 1974. Since then, Volkswagen has found ways to innovate and modify and advance and improve in ways that vastly overshadow many other cars within its class.
And now, more than four decades later, the German automakers have established a true legacy worth celebrating with the Volkswagen Golf that is exemplified with the SportWagen variant of the vehicle.
This new version is bigger, and yet lighter. It sports a more powerful, 2.0L turbocharged, direct-injection four-cylinder TDI CleanDiesel engine and yet is also more fuel efficient than its predecessor. That lighter build? It's all thanks to modern construction techniques using ultra-high strength steels, which results in a vehicle that is effectively 137 pounds lighter than its predecessor.
And inside? You'll find a wholly revamped interior that mixes smart ergonomics with comfort and style for a blend that truly makes this the best version of the Volkswagen Golf yet.
The Volkswagen Golf SportWagen is the ultimate statement of what happens when you aim to innovate and not just evolve.