A trio of new Volkswagen models made their Canadian debut at the Montreal Auto Show today including the Golf Sportwagon, Beetle Classic, and T-ROC concept.
The all-new Golf Sportwagon is already available to order with a starting price of just $22,495. Based upon Volkswagen's latest MQB platform, the newest member of the Golf family delivers all of the driving enjoyment of its hatchback brethren in a package that allows even more cargo to come along for the ride, making it an interesting alternative to SUVs and minivans.
The Golf Sportwagon is powered by a choice of engines and transmissions. A 1.8L direct-injected turbocharged engine with 170 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque is the standard unit, while Volkswagen's 2.0L TDI Clean Diesel is available offering 236 lb-ft of torque and superior efficiency.
After the New Beetle in 1998 and the next-generation Beetle in 2011, Volkswagen is launching the new Beetle Classic which looks even more like the loveable Bug of our youth with 17" Heritage alloy wheels and special cloth and leatherette seats in a checkered brown and beige colour.
Modern touches come from the heated front seats, touchscreen navigation system, available leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, interior ambient lighting, Bluetooth mobile phone connectivity, and Sirius XM satellite radio.
The Beetle Classic is powered by Volkswagen's 1.8L turbocharged engine, which produces 170 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. Transmission choices include a manual or 6-speed automatic with Tiptronic.
A cross between an SUV and a cabriolet, the new T-ROC concept is smaller than the company's Tiguan and features easily removable twin roof panels which, when stowed, give the vehicle an almost convertible-like appeal. LED headlights and taillights, a 360-degree camera system, and a touch- and motion-sensitive infotainment tablet are other highlights.
Under the hood of the T-ROC is a 2.0L TDI Clean Diesel engine and 7-speed DSG transmission mated to the 4MOTION all-wheel drive system. Several drive modes are offered including "Street", "Offroad," and "Snow."