The 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack for North America

Posted by: Xavier Kwan onMarch 28th, 2016


Volkswagen recently brought their all new 2017 Golf Alltrack to the New York Auto Show. The main attraction of this new Golf Sportwagen is that it will be using Volkswagen’s 4Motion all-wheel-drive system. Under normal driving conditions, the Alltrack sends power to only the front wheels, but the electronic all wheel drive system will kick in power to the rear wheels once it senses a loss of traction. The Alltrack is a milestone vehicle in that the Golf Sportwagens have never received an all-wheel-drive system in North America.

Nor surprisingly, the Alltrack will not be getting a diesel motor as Volkswagen still has a stop sale on that particular motor. Instead, the Alltrack will get the 1.8-liter four-cylinder turbo motor which pumps out 170 hp and 199 lb/ft of torque. Another difference is the Alltrack will get Volkswagen’s six speed dual clutch DSG automatic transmission, whereas the standard Golf Sportwagen only gets a normal automatic transmission or manual as an option.

The Alltrack has an overall much more rugged exterior look than the Golf Sportwagen. Lager fender flares, Alltrack specific bumpers, and a raised ride height all lend to the new look as well as the new function of the Alltrack.

More details on pricing will be released to the public closer to the time when the Alltrack hits showrooms which is around late fall this year.

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