It’s also 8mm wider and 126mm taller, which all adds up to a roomier cabin and boot space is up by 120 litres to 500 with the back seats in their rearmost position.
Three engines are on the menu, these being 81kW/175Nm 1.2 TSI and 92kW/200Nm 1.4 TSI turbopetrol options and an 81kW/250Nm 2-litre TDI turbodiesel.
Both petrol engines feature idle stop and battery regeneration and are fitted with a six-speed manual gearbox, while a seven-speed DSG dual-clutch ‘box is optionally available with the 1.4. The diesel can be had with either a five-speed manual or DSG.
The 1.2 TSI model comes with the Trendline specification grade, which brings standard amenities like 15-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, leather-trimmed multi-function steering wheel, a sound system linked to a five-inch touch-screen, seven airbags, ESC stability control and VW’s Automatic Post-Collision Braking System.
The Comfortline grade, which comes with 1.4 TSI and 2.0 TDI versions, adds 16-inch alloys, automatic headlights and wipers, ambient interior lighting and other aesthetic additions.
Having said that, is SA market ready for it?
Here are various prices for models:
1.2 TSI Trendline – R292 500
1.4 TSI Comfortline – R325 200
1.4 TSI Comfortline DSG – R340 700
2.0 TDI Comfortline – R343 700
2.0 TDI Comfortline DSG – R359 200
More specifications will be revealed after the launch in SA.