In March, Volkswagen debuted the U.S. production version of the Golf Alltrack. Modeled after the much-loved Golf Sportswagen, the Alltrack has the added feature of all-wheel-drive.
The compact wagon was designed to meet the active lifestyle of Volkswagen owners who have long been requesting a Golf SportWagen with all-terrain capability.
“The Golf Alltrack shares its underpinnings with its Golf family siblings, from its MQB architecture to the turbocharged and direct-injection powertrain,” Volkswagen of America, Inc. shared in their announcement, “The fun-to-drive EA888 1.8-liter, four-cylinder TSI® gasoline unit puts out 170 horsepower and 199 lb-ft of torque. At launch it will be mated to a six-speed dual-clutch DSG® automatic transmission: a six-speed manual transmission will be available at a later date.”
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What distinguishes the Golf Alltrack from other compact wagons is its 4MOTION® all-wheel-drive system. The 4MOTION systems allows the vehicle to act like a front-wheel-drive car in normal driving conditions for better fuel economy, but shifts 50 percent of the drive torque to the rear wheels at the first sign of a slip. The Alltrack has almost one inch higher ground clearance over the SportWagen, and its rugged appearance makes it easy to differentiate.
The interior of the Alltrack is similar to the SportWagen in layout, but has featured a more upscale design. It has standard leatherette seating surfaces and aluminum pedal covers, door sills with Alltrack branding and ambient lighting. Standard information and entertainment features include a 6.5-inch capacitive color touchscreen with a proximity sensor, review camera, and VW Car-Net® App-Connect connectivity.
The 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack will be available at Military AutoSource at military pricing. It’s planned release is Fall 2016. For more information on the Volkswagen military program, visit www.militaryautosource.com/volkswagen.