Volkswagen Introduces the 2017 Golf Alltrack
With the introduction of the 2017 VW AllTrack, Volkswagen has made it clear. They’re serious about competing in the sporty all-wheel-drive, off-road-capable wagon category.
The AllTrack is equipped for sporty, off-road driving. Features include the fourth-generation 4Motion all-wheel-drive system, which is built for rugged terrain, and the AllTrack’s higher ground clearance and reinforced underbody make this a capable off-road machine. Simply put, the 2017 Volkswagen AllTrack is geared up to compete fiercely with the Subaru Outback and Crosstrek models.
Interior Design: VW Elegance and Versatility
With three available trims, including the S, SE and SEL, the AllTrack can be equipped to suit your tastes. The base model S is generously appointed, featuring leatherette seats, a 6.5 LCD display, rearview camera, and a variety of selectable driving modes.
Overall, the interior’s design is both versatile and comfortable. As a five-door wagon, the AllTrack has the capacity to hold plenty of gear, with a max cargo volume of 66.5 cubic feet with the rear seats folded, and the extended wheelbase compared to the Golf delivers added legroom for the second-row passengers.
Yet, the AllTrack also features a variety of innovative technology. The S (and all other versions) can be equipped with Volkswagen’s Driver Assistance package. This adds a variety of advanced active safety features, including forward-collision warning, blind spot monitoring, emergency braking assistance, and adaptive cruise control. The DA package also includes parking sensors and parking assistance controls for auto parallel parking.
Drivers can also stay connected in the cockpit. Through VW’s Car Net App Connect system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both available for syncing your smartphone. This adds your favorite apps right onto the AllTrack’s touchscreen. With the SE, navigation, an expansive panoramic sunroof, power-sliding front seats, and dual zone climate control are additional features. Finally, SEL versions get innovative active safety systems like lane-departure warning, auto on/off high beams, and adaptive headlamps.
Performance Specs: Turbocharged AWD Power
The AllTrack is designed to deliver sporty and efficient driving, but has plenty of power for climbing hills in the back country. All models are equipped with VW’s EA888 1.8L turbocharged four-cylinder. The engine delivers 170 horsepower and 199 pound-feet of torque (at 1,600 rpm). Both manual and VW’s Direct-shift gearbox (DSG) transmissions are available.
4Motion all-wheel-drive is standard on all versions. The advanced system is designed to transfer torque output, based on driving condition. On paved roads, torque is sent to the fronts, but on rugged terrain, up to 50 percent of torque can be transferred to the rear axle. The result is improved stability, and since it’s automated, it automatically adapts to changing road conditions.
One difference over the SportWagen: The AllTrack is equipped with different Sport and Off-Road modes, which have been optimized for performance in rough terrain driving. Overall, the AllTrack provides efficient fuel economy: 22/30 MPG city/highway.
Sleek Profile: The Alltrack’s Exterior
Outside, the AllTrack has a rugged, yet elegant, profile. Featuring a sloping wagon roofline, as well as increased ground clearance, the AllTrack has the stance of an off-road ready wagon. Yet, the exterior is yours to customize. With 7 available paint schemes and 16-, 17- or 18-inch alloys, you can configure the AllTrack to meet your specifications.
Additional features like a roof rail system and a reinforced underbody are perfect options for weekend adventuring.
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