Spy Shots: 2021 Volkswagen Golf 8 Variant

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Spy photos showing the new Volkswagen Golf 8 Variant have emerged. While the SA market has lost interest in station wagons, the Europeans still enjoy them, despite the meteoric rise of the SUV.

Picture credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien. We have paid for these photos and at the photographer's request, have watermarked them.

First spotted in Germany, this is the all-new Volkswagen Golf Variant with minimal camouflage. From what we can see, it's just the tail lights which are obscured. Let's be honest, in terms of design, it's about as predictable as you'd expect with the front end resembling the Golf 8 hatchback.

Expect the same powertrains as the hatchback Golf 8, with petrol, diesel and hybrid motors making their way into the Variant. There's likely to be a raised ground-clearance Alltrack model as well as performance versions too. The European market offered performance and practicality fans the Volkswagen Golf R in a Variant body style which sounds like a really nice combination. We're expecting the Variant to be revealed later this year, but don't expect the performance versions until the middle of 2021.

Further Reading

Volkswagen Golf 8 GTI officially revealed

Volkswagen Golf 8 (2020) International Launch Review

Volkswagen Golf 8 GTI Filmed in Cape Town

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2020 Volkswagen Golf 8 Officially Revealed