The 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack is set to be revealed at the New York auto expo this week. Right before its launch, the brand has officially detailed its specifications and other relevant information.
All models will use an all-wheel drive system powered by the manufacturer’s exclusive 4Motion technology. The ride height has been increased allowing the vehicle to cover more ground with increased clearance, especially in places with bumpy roads. Majority of the specs of the Golf Alltrack is similar to the Sportwagen but some minor changes and add-ons makes it a worthy choice on its own. It was showcased as a concept car last year at the same New York expo. The model’s production version is now ready and it won’t be long before it reaches dealership stores.
“The advantage of owning an alltrack is that it is made to match every terrain and has an all-wheel drive system. The requirement exists among customers for a long time now and dealers have been asking for it. We are finally ready to give them what they want. It should meet the active lifestyle of our customers with style, finesse and unparalleled performance,” said Joerg Sommer, Volkswagen’s vice president for marketing in North America.
The car uses a 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine which is capable of rendering 170 horsepower combined with 199 lb feet of torque. A six speed manual transmission system will be available in the future while all current models will be equipped with six speed automatic gearbox made by DSG with twin clutch system. For better fuel efficiency, the car utilizes its all-wheel system by focusing the torque in the front wheel while the rear wheel gets better traction as power is evenly split.
A total of 30.4 cubic feet cargo space is available in the rear seat and an additional 66.5 cubic feet is available behind the front seat. The car is equipped with a 6.5-inch touchscreen system to manage the infotainment features. Mirrorlink, Android auto and Apple carplay is supported by the model. The 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack has a dedicated off-road mode which makes it easier to customize the car’s traction to handle uneven road conditions. It also activates hill descent control for maximum stability.
The HMI system in the car displays altitude, steering angle and compass making it a truly dedicated choice for adventurers and frequent off-road passengers. Safety features include lane assist, emergency braking, parking assist and forward collision warning.