This is the first time in history that the VW Golf R has been developed in an estate bodystyle. Order books will open in spring 2015, with first deliveries set to take place in the summer.

The new VW Golf R Estate is powered by the same 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged TSI petrol engine as its hatchback sibling.

Mated to a six-speed dual-clutch gearbox (DSG) and offering 4MOTION all-wheel-drive, the powertrain delivers 296bhp and 380Nm of torque.

The model also offers 20mm lowered sports suspension, the company’s progressive steering system and ‘ESC Sport’ mode – which can be deactivated for use on a race track if desired.

All of these features help push the model to a 0-62mph sprint time of just 5.1 seconds, before going on to reach an electronically-limited top speed of 155mph.

The new Golf R Estate will return average fuel economy of up to 40.4mpg, according to the manufacturer, while emitting a forecasted 163g/km of CO2.

It may be pacy, but it does not compromise on space; the VW Golf R Estate offers a boot space of 605 litres with the rear seats up, expanding to a massive 1,620 litres with the rear seats folded flat.

Standard kit will include a new R design bumper, bi-xenon headlights with daytime running lights, 18-inch alloy wheels, black brake callipers, Alcantara upholstery, R logos on the steering wheel and seats, and much more.

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