The Golf SV

Design Poise and power: the Sportsvan with its sharply contoured styling has an independent and sophisticated look. With its taut body shape and precisely drawn lines, it truly stands out among compact MPVs.

Front-end design

Oozing charisma from every line: the Sportsvan is truly striking from the front, being based on a new type of shaping and an all-new layout of the radiator grille, headlights and bumper. The three horizontal struts of the radiator grille together with the headlights create a modern and passionate interpretation of the horizontally aligned front styling.

Side design

When viewed side on, the vehicle cuts a sporty minivan silhouette: elongated and flowing, with large doors and a dynamic side line. Defining design traits of the Sportsvan include its very long side window look with two additional windows (in the area of A and D pillars), and the sharply drawn character line that integrates the door handles.

Rear-end design

The expansive use of glass at the rear further emphasises the consistently elegant lines of the Sportsvan and ensures an optimum all-round view. The top of the window is framed by the roof spoiler, which has air guide elements worked into its sides. Under the window are the two-part rear lights, whose shapes form aerodynamic trailing edges.

Wheels

From powerful styling to sleek sportiness: the wheels for the Sportsvan are specially designed to suit the car's striking lines. The 'Dijon' 17-inch alloy wheel with 10 spokes is fitted as standard on the Comfortline model, while the Highline comes with the 'Durban' 18-inch alloy wheel with five double spokes, finished in sterling silver.

Space Stay completely flexible: thanks to the interior's wealth of stowage facilities, storage spaces and versatile solutions, there's plenty of room for family, friends and everything else in your life.

Rear seat bench

The end result of an ingenious seating and loading concept: a rear seat bench that can be adapted to your requirements with the greatest of ease. The backrest is split 40:20:40, while the seat base can be adjusted up to 180 mm fore and aft. In addition, rear passengers can adjust the angle of their backrests for even greater comfort.

Storage facilities

Everything in its place: intelligent storage facilities keep things tidy and within reach. Between the driver and front passenger, a centre armrest (adjustable in height and length) with an integrated storage compartment and two cupholders is included as standard. Other practical storage bins are located on the upper dashboard and in the door panels.

Luggage compartment

Not only does the Sportsvan make sure that its occupants feel very comfortable, it is also practical enough to handle the many tasks of everyday life. With the rear seats in their standard position, boot capacity is a very generous 500 litres - this increases to 590 litres when the rear seats are adjusted forward, and up to 1,520 litres with them folded away.

Assistance system You'll never drive alone: the assistance systems aboard the Sportsvan are a great aid out on the road, helping to keep you both safer and perfectly relaxed while driving.

Adaptive front lighting

Safer and more efficient: the Sportsvan Highline comes with bi-xenon headlamps that swivel as the steering wheel is turned, helping to illuminate the road ahead through corners. These headlamps also consume less power than conventional halogen lamps. Daytime running lamps - with U-shaped LEDs on the Highline - are standard on all Sportsvan models.

Park assist system

Making parking perfectly simple: Park Assist on the Sportsvan Highline guides the car into even the tightest parking spaces for you. It facilitates both parallel parking as well as reverse parking into spaces perpendicular to the road. The system is also equipped with braking and parking space exit functionalities, and can be activated at speeds of up to 40 km/h.

Comfort and convenience It isn't just the load space that's generous in the Sportsvan: it's big on relaxation, too. So every journey is sure to be a highly enjoyable experience, for the driver as well as all the passengers on board.

Multi-function steering wheel

Made of leather that feels great to the touch, the Sportsvan has a new-generation multi-function steering wheel. The ergonomically designed buttons can operate the cruise control and speed limiter system, adjust the volume and station/track on the entertainment system, scroll through the trip computer functions and even answer telephone calls.

Panoramic sliding/tilting sunroof

A great sense of freedom: the large panoramic sliding/tilting sunroof for a lighter, airier passenger compartment and high spirits all round. Extending into the rear seating area, the sunroof provides all passengers with a great view out and the use of heat- and UV-resistant glass keeps the interior of the Sportsvan Highline cool even on the hottest days.

Comfortable access

Get in and instantly feel at ease: wide-opening doors that can be held at any angle and an elevated seating position are some of the highlights. The 'hip point' of the seats is up to 85 mm higher than that of a normal car, making access easy for occupants of all sizes. Even people 1.9 metres tall can sit comfortably, one in front of the other.

Leather upholstery

Always an excellent choice: the plush leather upholstery gives the generously sized interior of the Sportsvan an upmarket feel. Plus, it's comfortable, practical and durable too. The leather is perfectly matched to the decorative inserts on the dashboard and door panels - 'Dark Silver Brushed' on the Comfortline and 'Piano Black' on the Highline.

Technology The advanced engine and transmission technologies in the Sportsvan guarantee maximum driving pleasure combined with low fuel consumption and emissions.

TSI

Powerful yet amazingly efficient, the 1.4 TSI engine with 125 PS produces an impressive 200 Nm of torque from just 1,400 rpm. This translates to effortless acceleration in all driving situations, even with a fully loaded car. Paired with a smooth 7-speed DSG, the engine consumes only 5.4 litres of fuel per 100 km and emits just 126 g/km of CO2.

BlueMotion Technology

There's a name for economy paired with comfort and dynamism: BlueMotion Technology. A complete package of efficiency-related measures including low rolling resistance tyres, regenerative braking and an engine stop-start system, BlueMotion Technology significantly reduces fuel consumption and emissions without any compromise.

Driving profile selection

Committing your individual driving style to memory: the driving profile selection function stores your preferred settings. A total of four programmes are available - Eco, Sport, Normal and Individual. In the 'Eco' driving mode, engine control, the air conditioning unit and other auxiliary systems are controlled for optimal fuel efficiency.

Infotainment You'll never be short of amusement in the Sportsvan: state-of-the-art technology provides top in-car entertainment on long and short journeys alike.

Radio systems

Great sound in different forms: the 'Composition Colour' (Comfortline) and 'Discover Pro' (Highline) feature large, high-resolution colour touchscreen displays and a logical user interface. Besides in-car entertainment, the screen allows full control of the car's functions and settings. Additionally, the 'Discover Pro' offers advanced navigation features.

Voice control

Just say it instead of pressing buttons: the 'Discover Pro' system can be controlled by your voice. Activate a car function, choose someone to call or even enter a navigation destination - it's all done easily with intuitive speech. Naturally, the 'Discover Pro' also comes with Bluetooth connectivity for phone calls and music streaming.

App-Connect

Link your Android or iOS smartphone to the Sportsvan with the innovative App-Connect feature, standard on the 'Discover Pro'. App-Connect includes three innovative technologies that allow you to bring smartphone apps onto the car's touchscreen: the established MirrorLink apps, the new Apple CarPlay and Android Auto from Google.

Safety The Sportsvan certainly offers plenty of room for accommodating all your different plans, but its sophisticated safety systems keep risks and any sense of insecurity firmly locked out.

Electronic stabilisation programme

Stabilises when it's needed: ESP detects critical situations and helps to prevent the car from deviating from the desired direction. Sensors on all the wheels constantly monitor their rotation, and the system adjusts the engine's output and brakes individual wheels when it detects skidding so the driver always remains in full control.

Automatic post-collision braking system

An excellent safeguard: this system automatically initiates braking after the car is involved in a collision. It prevents or minimises the severity of subsequent collisions, and allows the driver to steer the car to safety. The system brakes the car to a residual speed of 10 km/h; this speed is suitable for steering the car to a safe place after the braking action.

Electronic parking brake

Enhanced safety and comfort: the electronic parking brake with Auto Hold function allows jolt-free starting and prevents the vehicle from rolling back unintentionally on an incline. Another benefit of the electronic parking brake is the lack of a conventional handbrake lever, which frees up extra storage space on the centre console.

Occupant protection system

Protected on all sides: apart from a strong bodyshell, the Sportsvan has an intelligent seat belt package including a warning buzzer and lamp, as well as an advanced airbag system which ensures that all occupants are well protected in an impact. There are 7 airbags in all, including a driver's knee airbag and side curtain airbags that cover both front and rear passengers.

Tyre pressure monitoring indicator

Keeps a constant eye on the tyres: the tyre pressure monitoring indicator helps the driver to make sure the tyres are correctly inflated. Should one of the tyres lose pressure due to a puncture, the monitoring system immediately alerts the driver via a warning lamp in the instrument cluster. This prevents a possible loss of control due to an unexpected loss of inflation.

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