Following on from the introduction of the Passat Alltrack in 2012, Volkswagen are now introducing the all-wheel-drive Golf Alltrack, which will be premiered at next week’s Paris Motorshow.
The new Golf Alltrack is set go on sale in the UK by the summer of 2015 and will be the latest car to join the Golf range. VW have taken the Golf Estate - jacked up the suspension by 20mm, added their 4MOTION all-wheel-drive system and added over-body protection mouldings.
Under normal driving conditions the power goes to the front axle, effectively decoupling the rear which saves on fuel, should traction be lost at the front it can transfer 100 per cent of the torque to the rear wheels.
There will be a choice of four engine options, one petrol - a direct-injection four-cylinder turbocharged 1.8-litre TSI unit producing a 180 PS that is capable of 0-62 mph in 7.8 seconds with a top speed of 135mph. It has a combined fuel economy of 41.5mpg with CO2 emissions rated at 158g/km. The three diesel units include, 1.6-litre TDI 110PS, 2.0-litre TDI 150PS and a 2.0 TDI 184PS. The top-of-the-range diesel unit is capable of 0-62 mph in 7.8 seconds via its DSG transmission.
The exterior remains pretty much un-changed from that of the Golf Estate bar the ride height, the body-protection mouldings around the lower section of the car and the re-designed bumpers. The interior will be familiar to owners of the current Golf, additionally there are bespoke seat covers with ‘Alltrack’ branding on the rear of the front seats. Other custom trim includes include a chrome trim strip with "4MOTION" lettering on the centre console compartment lid, stainless steel door sill plates with "Alltrack" lettering and chrome accents for various switches and buttons (lights, electric windows, mirrors).
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