Basically, the 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Alltrack is an upgraded compact station wagon version of the Golf, with wider wheel arches, higher ground clearance, and a Haldex-based AWD system. This vehicle is definitely the most adventurous-looking VW that is not an SUV. Unlike the European version, the American one has the “SportWagen” added, but that is practically the only difference.
2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Alltrack review
The Alltrack looks very original, with an inch higher ground clearance than before, and the off-road-ready appearance. The front and rear bumpers have been redesigned, the 17-inch alloy wheels are included, as well as the matte-silver trim pieces along the lower edges and the chrome Alltrack badging on the unique honeycomb grille and the tailgate.
As far as the interior goes, the cabin of the new 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Alltrack comes equipped with exclusive features. You will find a leather upholstered steering wheel and gearshift lever, seat covers with the Alltrack badge showing on the front seats, as well as a special “Dark Magnesium” trim on the center console and “tracks” on the doors and dashboard. As an option in one of the offered trim levels, a chrome trim strip with 4Motion sign will be available on the storage compartment lid, while the Alltrack moniker will also be visible on the stainless-steel door thresholds. A lot of buttons and switches on the center console and doors also have chrome accents. Furthermore, standard equipment includes the Composition Touch infotainment system, the Driver Alert system and cruise control, automatic climate control, LED reading lights for all seats, and ambient lights in the front leg room. On the other hand, the optional equipment includes, sportier pedals, foot rest with an aluminum look, and black roof lining.
Volkswagen Golf 2017 SportWagen Alltrack specs
The 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Alltrack comes with 4 engines, the turbocharged, 1.8-liter 4-cylinder petrol engine with 178 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque. The 1.6-liter 4-cylinder diesel engine delivers 108 horses and 184 lb-ft of torque. The 2.0-liter 4-cylinder diesel is also in the lineup, but it has 2 stages of power: 148 hp and 251 lb-ft of torque or 181 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. The stronger engines will come paired with a 6-speed, dual-clutch, transmission, while the others will be paired with a 6-speed manual.
2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Alltrack release date and price
The 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Alltrack release date is still not known to the public, but it is expected to be available in the market sometime in 2016. The price for the base model is predicted to be around $20,000 and go higher depending on the selected trim level and equipment.