Rendering: VW Golf VII GTI Variant Is One Sexy Wagon

Volkswagen has a car for everything and everybody. However, they've never tried something quite like this: to combine the Golf GTI and the Golf Variant into one car that carries a lot and goes very fast.
 VW Golf VII GTI Variant 1 photo
Photo: X-Tomi Design
At first glance, there isn't a market for this sort of machine, but Ford is proving people wrong with the nimble Focus ST Estate. What the Blue Ovel lacks and VW has spades of is technology.

For starters, DSG gearbox is quite popular with hot hatch fans onwards. Renault made the new Clio RS with a double-clutch box, knowing they'd otherwise lose precious sales to the Germans.

Another think the GTI has going for it is an optional diff. The Focus uses the brakes to keep itself straight and true, but the seventh generation hot Golf uses a segment-first electronically controlled mechanical diff that can send 100% of the power to one wheel.

With a big boot, the Golf GTI Variant isn't going to win any prizes, but optional large alloy wheels and a sharply dressed front end help with that problem.

Since you're still haven problems liking this car, we're help you understand it another way: "Honey, why don't we buy a new wagon? I like this one with the red stripe, I hear it's very safe." That's what we call a winning situation!

Rendering by X-Tomi Design
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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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