Following the success of the Passat Alltrack, Volkswagen introduced the 2015 Golf Alltrack and officially announced that it will bring the new vehicle next month at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. Featuring a 20 mm additional ground clearance, the Golf Alltrack gets the same body as the Golf Estate, but thanks to the new black mouldings the vehicles shows a rugged look.
In addition, it comes with matt “Reflex Silver” inserts on the new front bumper, new side sills painted in matt ‘Reflex Silver’, mirror caps painted in glossy ‘Reflex Silver’, a chrome trim strip (mattt) beneath the side windows, ‘Silver’ anodized roof rails, a rear bumper with matt ‘Reflex Silver’ protection and new 17-inch Valley alloy wheels designed exclusively for Alltrack models.
In addition, the rear end gets dark-red taillights and dual chrome tailpipes on the left side for the diesel-powered models and separate chrome tailpipes on the left and right for the petrol-powered versions. Inside, the Golf Alltrack gets a steering wheel wrapped in leather just like the gear shift lever, custom seat covers wearing the ‘Alltrack’ badge, ‘Dark Magnesium’ accents on the centre console and ‘Tracks’ accents on the dash and interior door trim.
Other features include the Climatronic automatic climate control, LED reading lights, chromed ‘4Motion’ lettering on the centre console compartment lid, stainless steel door sill plates fitted with ‘Alltrack’ lettering and chrome accents for various switches and buttons. As expected, the vehicle was designed for asphalt and light off-road terrain and as a result, it comes with the 4Motion permanent all-wheel drive system.
Under the hood, we find a 1.8-liter TSI petrol engine that produces 180 hp and 280 Nm of torque, bolted to the 6-speed dual clutch gearbox (DSG) as standard. The engine is able to push the vehicle from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.8 seconds, while top speed is 135 mph or 217 km/h.
For diesel fans, VW offers a 1.6-liter TDI with 110 hp and 250 Nm of torque. This engine pushes the vehicle from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 12.1 seconds while top speed is 116 mph or 187 km/h.
A more potent 2.0-liter TDI engine with 150 hp and 340 Nm is available too, enough to offer a top speed of 128 mph (206 km/h) and a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration time of 8.9 seconds.
Still, VW offers the 2.0-liter TDI engine with 184 hp and 380 Nm of torque. Bolted as standard with the 6-speed DSG transmission, the engine is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.8 seconds, with a top speed limited at 136 mph or 218 km/h. [source: Volkswagen]