Volkswagen’s Golf Sportsvan and Touran MPVs will not be available any longer. Instead of the existing duo, the carmaker decided to offer just one replacement that’s going to be introduced sometime in 2020. Even though it’s still pretty far away from production lines, the brand new MPV has its name already. According to the automaker, the Golf Sportsvan and Touran will be replaced by the 2020 Volkswagen Variosport.
The all-new model has been spied testing for the first time. Still, since the automaker uses an uncovered prototype in the early phase of development, we assume that the production version of the Variosport won’t look this way.
As for the shape of the testing mule, well, it appears that the MPV sports downward sweeping nose and pretty sleek rooflines, which is almost a coupe-like. All the way in the rear, the 2020 Volkswagen Variosport appears to feature Sportback design of the trunk.
The all-new minivan will use the same platform as the Golf 8. Compared to the outgoing Touran, the new model seems to have some additional ground clearance, so it should be able to go off the path if it’s necessary. The cabin will provide seating for 7 passengers, while we also expect to see a fully digital dashboard and Level 2 autonomy.
The vehicle will offer a range of drivetrain options. The automaker will not skip the chance to offer 1.5- or 2.0-liter turbocharged engines, as well as mild hybrid system and PHEV. The PHEV will reportedly use a 210-hp system, but that’s not going to be the most powerful VW Variosport MPV available. No, because the carmaker plans to add the Golf R powertrain that’s limited to 340 horsepower.