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Volkswagen Golf Estate R-Line concept unveiled at Geneva

Volkswagen has unveiled a performance wagon concept at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, called the Volkswagen Golf Estate R-Line. The car is based on the new Mk7 Golf wagon.

Similar to the Golf R, the Estate R-Line features a number of sporty highlights, including a neat bodykit with front and rear spoilers, a discreet rear diffuser, and various black or darkened highlights such as the headlights and grilles. A set of 18-inch alloy wheels complete the look.

Under the bonnet, power doesn’t come from a fire-breathing turbo petrol, instead, it comes with a 2.0-litre TDI turbo-diesel producing a more modest 110kW and 320Nm. Power is sent through a 4MOTION all-wheel drive system though to boost its active/sporty appeal.

The interior is similarly styled and dressed up like the exterior. There’s leather sports seats in two-tone colours, Crystal Grey stitching, and various ‘R-Line’ badges and logos, such as on special sill plates.

Although the R-Line Estate is a concept at this stage, it may eventually spawn a production version down the track. Volkswagen recently said,

“The Golf Estate Concept R-Line highlights the dynamic potential of the new body version of the Golf. For the first time: There has never been a Golf Estate in R-Line design; so the concept shows for the first time how Volkswagen might envision this version.”

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.