Officially a concept for now, the Sportsvan appears nonetheless ready for showrooms, where it will replace the current European-market Golf Plus.
Like the current 'Plus' model, the new Sportsvan draws on the look of its regular Golf stablemate, along with the rest of Volkswagen's more recent offerings.
Arriving as a more spacious alternative to the Golf - yet still slotting into the 'small car' segment - the Sportsvan offers improved access, greater interior room and a more capacious 1500 litre cargo area.
The Sportsvan isn't quite a 'people mover' however, with seating limited to five occupants, making it something of a more affordable alternative to the Mercedes-Benz B-Class.
But as an option for young families, the Sportsvan isn't without appeal, with a list of safety features that include seven airbags, City Emergency Braking with surround monitoring, Automatic Post-Collision Braking, Blindspot Monitor, Rear Traffic Alert and Lane-Keeping Assistant.
The Sportsvan is due to go on sale in Europe in the coming year, although we wouldn't expect an Australian debut.
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