Volkswagen has announced it will add an Alltrack model to its growing Golf lineup. The model will feature 4Motion four-wheel drive as well as a host of features that will appeal to the adventurous.
The rugged-looking model will feature 20mm increased ride height over the regular Golf, underbody protection, new roof rails, large alloy wheels, with the most visually distinct feature being wheel flares and lower plastic and aluminium protection plates wrapping around the lower part of the vehicle.
The European engine lineup is set to include a 132kW/280Nm 1.8-litre turbo four-cylinder petrol unit, an entry level 80kW/250Nm 1.6-litre TDI, and two 2.0-litre TDI engines that offer 110kW/340Nm and 135kW/380Nm respectively.
Volkswagen claims the 135kW TDI and 132kW turbo petrol Alltrack models can sprint from 0-100km/h in 7.8 seconds, while the 110kW TDI model sees 100km/h come up in 12.1 seconds. The 110kW does it in a more modest 8.9 seconds.
Despite the larger Passat Alltrack offering numerous engines overseas, Australia only receives the top TDI model. We might see a similar trend with the Golf Alltrack when it arrives in Australia.
The regular Golf wagon starts at $25,540 and tops out at $36,340. It’s safe to assume the Golf Alltrack will sit on top of the wagon lineup in terms of price.
The Golf Alltrack is set to hit the Australian market mid-2015. Pricing and exact model specifications are yet to be confirmed.