Volkswagen today unveiled its all-new Golf Sportwagen Alltrack for the first time in the U.S. at the 2015 New York Auto Show, alongside four Beetle concepts.
2017 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen Alltrack
Much to the delight of our wagon-obsessed Matt St-Pierre, the new Golf Sportwagen Alltrack will hit the market next year as a 2017 model. VW answered the call of dealers and customers who wanted to see a Golf SportWagen with the all-terrain capability that comes from all-wheel drive.
In addition to a 4MOTION AWD system, the Alltrack variant boasts nearly an inch higher ground clearance, wheel arch mouldings and flared side sills that offer body protection, newly designed bumpers, and an even more upscale interior.
Beetle Convertible Denim
As the name suggests, denim is the highlight of this particular Beetle concept including all manner of washes and variations of blue. On the exterior, the fast-opening power soft top features a dark blue, textured fabric resembling denim, while the body is finished in Stonewashed Blue Metallic paint (nine other colours would also be available for a production version).
Inside, VW designers restyled such features as the sport seats in blue; the inner seating surfaces are upholstered in a light blue fabric, while the outer surfaces are designed in dark blue V-tex leatherette. They also integrated practical denim-look pockets on the backs and sides of the seats.
Beetle Pink Color Edition
According to the company, there is growing demand for a pink Beetle at Volkswagen dealers — especially in the U.S. Volkswagen is showing the concept car as a coupe, but it could also be built as a convertible. A limited edition is possible if public reaction in New York is positive.
Beyond the Pink Metallic exterior, this unique Beetle features Pink Metallic interior door panels, air vent surrounds, steering wheel spoke trim, and stitching. An even higher proportion of pink would be conceivable, based on feedback from the auto show.
Beetle Convertible Wave
Designed to enjoy the summer, here's a cabriolet with spicy Habanero Orange Metallic paint, bright 19” Tornado aluminum wheels, and chromed door mirrors. Inside, you'll find seating inserts in a classic houndstooth pattern and other design cues that harken back to high-end fashion and vehicles of the 1950s and 1960s.
The Beetle Convertible Wave is still just a concept car, but Volkswagen has a history of creating production models from concepts very rapidly.
The Beetle R-Line concept, powered by a 217-horsepower, 2.0L TSI engine, makes an extremely sporty statement. Finished in Oryx White Pearl, it has aggressive bumpers with large air vents at the front and wrap-around high-gloss black moldings that extend down the sides of the car. The interior is equipped with upgraded sport seats, while the dashboard, door inserts and steering wheel spoke trim have a carbon fibre-style finish.