The German automaker Volkswagen has just unveiled the special edition GolfVariant Exclusive at their home motor show in Frankfurt. This is the first model that has been created by the automotive conglomerate’s new “Volkswagen Exclusive” brand and is slated to go on sale sometime this Fall. The Exclusive brand name will be used to move extensively personalized VWs and other specialty vehicles by offering a wide variety of owner specified tailor finished features ranging from upholstery options to paint finishes aimed at pleasing even the pickiest of new car shoppers by offering a more elegant showroom experience.
The new Volkswagen Golf Estate Exclusive will no only but it will give the automaker an upscale Golf, but also adds will ride on a sport tuned suspension that drops the vehicle by 15 mm and closes the fender gap between the body and the Exclusive’s 17 inch alloy wheels and original Volkswagen Exclusive emblems dress up the outside, while the interior gets “Climatronic” (Volkswagen’s automatic climate control system) to help acclimate the passengers, a large panoramic sunroof to open up the estate’s interior and two tone leather wrapped sport seats that are available in a variety of different color combinations.
The 2010 Volkswagen Golf Estate Exclusive will add another reason to take a trip down to your local VW dealership to see what’s new on a regular basis. Hopefully Volkswagen won’t price themselves right out of their target market’s range and as long as Audi doesn’t decide to develop an A3 wagon it looks like the well finished Golf Estate has a strong future with the new brand.
Press release after the jump.
At the IAA, Volkswagen Individual is launching its new “Volkswagen Exclusive” product brand. In the future, it will market especially exclusive models and comprehensive special option packages for a wide variety of model series under this label. The first model to be offered in an Exclusive version, available this autumn, will be the new Golf Estate, which will cross over from an everyday-oriented all-purpose vehicle to a lifestyle estate car. Elegant Highline features for the basis for the Golf Estate Exclusive.
And here are the Exclusive ingredients: The exterior will launch with such features as a sport chassis (15 millimetre lower ride height), 17-inch alloy wheels (“Siena” in “Titan Silver”) and new Volkswagen Exclusive logos. Contact to the road will be provided by sporty, wide profile 225/45 tyres. Providing a transition to the interior are door tread plates that are also upgraded with the new logo.
The interior impresses with an extremely extensive set of special options. Along with Highline features such as automatic climate control (“Climatronic”), a panoramic sunroof and the “RCD 210” radio-CD system, they also include the following additional features from the new Exclusive program: electric lumbar support, storage drawers under the front seats, leather steering wheel, leather gearshift knob and handbrake lever, carpet floor mats in front and rear with coloured piping and door trim in leather look. The sport seats in the leather combination “Nappa / Vienna” (heated seats in front), which are also standard, may be ordered in either of the colour combinations “Sioux /Titan Black” or “Cinnamon / Titan Black.” All leather interfaces are also provided with decorative colour seams. Never before has a Golf Estate made such an elegant appearance in the showroom.