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2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack production begins

The 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack
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Josée Paquet

The 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack has now entered production for the U.S. and Canadian markets, and will land in showrooms this fall. This SUV alternative, which we tested last year, is based on the Golf SportWagon.

“We heard from dealers and customers that they wanted to see a Golf SportWagon with the all-terrain capability that comes from an all-wheel drive system,” said Joerg Sommer, Vice President, Product Marketing and Strategy of Volkswagen of America, Inc. “We are excited to introduce the Golf Alltrack to meet the active lifestyle needs of our customers."

Under the hood of the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack is a 1.8L TSI engine producing 170 horsepower and 199 lb-ft of torque. At launch it will be mated to a 6-speed dual-clutch DSG automatic transmission; a 6-speed manual transmission will be available at a later date. Of course, Volkswagen’s 4MOTION all-wheel drive system completes the powertrain equation.

Other Golf Alltrack highlights include a selection of 17” and 18” wheels, as well as unique bumpers, fog lights, and grille. Inside, there are leatherette seating surfaces and aluminum pedals. Standard infotainment is handled by a 6.5” colour touchscreen with proximity sensor, rearview camera, and VW Car-Net App-Connect connectivity.


Josée Paquet
Josée Paquet
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