The L.A. auto show was quite an event where numerous new cars -- some super, and some not so much -- were unveiled.
Beyond the Mustang GT350, the slew of Mazdas and the Audi A9 concept was a compact car that caught the attention of a large amount of you, our faithful readers.
I am referring to the 2015 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagon.
For those of us in the car business or who are auto enthusiasts, the coming of the MKVII Golf wagon is an outstanding thing, especially when AWD and TDI are included. More questions on an affordable car we’ve never had internally, either…
Here’s the lowdown on the details pertaining to the new Golf Sportwagon.
As of late winter, early spring (March 2015), the all-new, 7th generation Golf Sportwagon will be available for purchase with either the excellent turbocharged 1.8L TSI or excellent-er 2.0L TDI Clean Diesel engine. Both mills can be mated to either a manual or automatic transmission. At that time, the wagon will be front-wheel drive only.
Here’s the kicker, the punch line, the OMG moment: The sublime Golf Sportwagon will be offered with AWD beginning in late 2016. The exact timeframe is still in the air. The same goes for which engines and transmissions will find their way under the sculpted bonnet. Volkswagen will also offer an “Alltrack” version when AWD becomes available.
Say it with me: 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack TDI 6-speed manual. Yes, that does sound like automotive dirty talk to this author. Keep in mind that this specific car is now confirmed for out market! I wants it!
Pricing has been set. The base window stickers sports a $22,495 number and, once available, a loaded Alltrack to easily top the $40k mark (this, I'm assuming).
Ladies and gentlemen of the car-buying public, best get in shape now for the race to and war once at VW dealerships.