Volkswagen has unveiled the 2017 Golf SportWagen Alltrack at the 2015 New York International Auto Show. The newest addition to its wagon-ized
Jetta Golf line, SportWagen Alltrack builds on the proven SportWagen formula to take on Subaru, especially in snow-laden mountainous markets where the Japanese brand is strong.
The Golf SportWagen Alltrack adds wheelarch mouldings, flared sills that “offer more body protection”, and a more upscale interior. In addition, the Alltrack has VW’s 4MOTION setup with the latest generation Haldex-5 coupling. In normal driving conditions, the wagon sends all its power to front wheels, but as soon as it detects slip, up to 50 percent of the torque can be sent to the rear wheels. The ruggedized wagon also features electronic differential locks (EDL) at the front and rear, which will lightly apply the brake on any given wheel if it detects too much slip.
“We have heard from dealers and customers that they want to see a Golf SportWagen with the all-terrain capability that comes from all-wheel drive,” said Michael Horn, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc
Look for the Golf SportWagen Alltrack to arrive in U.S. showrooms in 2016 as a 2017 model.