Volkswagen Golf Alltrack (2015–)
Golf Alltrack revealed
Technical and visual properties of the Golf Alltrack include a 4Motion all-wheel drive system, higher ground clearance, wheel arch mouldings and flared side sills that offer body protection and newly designed bumpers.
4,562mm long x 1,799mm wide (excluding mirrors) x 1,501mm high on 2,635mm wheelbase.
Engines are a TSI petrol engine and three diesel engines. The 1.8-litre TSI with 180PS is an entirely new addition to the Golf range. Diesel units will comprise a 1.6-litre TDI with 110PS, plus two 2.0-litre TDI engines with 150 and 184PS. The versions with 180PS and 184PS transfer their power to the all-wheel drive system via a standard six-speed dual clutch gearbox (DSG).
The 4Motion all-wheel drive system is equipped with the latest generation Haldex coupling, which activates even before slip occurs and prevents nearly all losses in traction thanks to a proactive control. The Golf Alltrack is also equipped with XDS at the front and rear axles. It optimises steering response by braking the wheels on the inside of a bend during fast driving.
The combination of the up to 20 mm higher ground clearance, "Offroad" driving profile and 4Motion four-wheel drive system give the newest Golf off-road driving traits that are typical of an SUV. The "Offroad" driving profile activates a hill descent function (automatically brakes the car), modified accelerator pedal characteristic and off-road configuration of the ABS system.
The interior styling is defined by such details as a leather-trimmed steering wheel and gear shift lever, custom seat covers with the Alltrack badge on the backs of the front seats, accents in Dark Magnesium as well as ambient lights in the door trim.
Other standard features include automatic climate control Climatronic, LED reading lights for the front and rear seats, lights in the front footwell areas, Composition Touch infotainment system, Driver Alert System and cruise control system.