Volkswagen Reveals SportWagen Limited Edition With More Safety Tech For Less
VW’s new Golf SportWagen Limited Edition offers up the latest safety features at a bargain. They’re able to do this by cutting some of the ‘frills’ to lower the price. The model begins as a S trim and adds adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, forward collision warning, and autonomous emergency braking. This safety bundle wouldn’t normally be available on the S version, and the SE reaches close to $30k. However, this new Limited Edition is a $25k vehicle!
The standard safety tech is awesome, and this model gets a little ore. It has a panoramic sunroof, 17” wheels, chrome window trim, heater washer nozzles, leather upholstery, heated front seats, and a push button start. The Limited doesn’t have the higher version’s fog lights, automatic headlights, rain sensing wipers, and the Fender stereo system. However, for the upgraded safety package, most would give up those tech features.
According to the Press Release from Volkswagen:
“The Golf SportWagen Limited Edition also features Volkswagen's new MIB II infotainment system, which provides a comprehensive suite of connectivity features. The MIB II system offers USB and VW-Car Net® App-Connect, allowing owners with these systems to access select apps from their smartphones directly through the vehicle's head unit. Volkswagen of America is one of the first in the industry to support all three available connected car systems: Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™ and MirrorLink®. VW Car-Net's connected vehicle services umbrella also includes connected car services, advanced telematics, and enhanced navigation available by subscription.
The Golf SportWagen Limited Edition is equipped with a 1.8-liter turbocharged and direct-injection TSI® four-cylinder engine that produces 170 horsepower and 199 pound-feet of torque. The engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. On the highway, the vehicle achieves an EPA estimated fuel economy rating of 35 mpg.”
Essentially, this model is positioned between the S and SE. It offers high tech safety features, without all of the bells and whistles of the SE. It’s a great middle ground car from Volkswagen.