The 2017 Golf Alltrack: Five Things to Know!


The 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack is coming!


This vehicle will put Volkswagen into a great position as a leader in capable vehicles to do anything in its wake. The Golf SportsWagen is a great body for this vehicle to ride on, but there is so much more with the Alltrack.


How much more? Here are five things that make the Golf Alltrack different than any vehicle of its kind.


4Motion All-wheel drive: the system is the first available on a Volkswagen wagon in a very long time. However, instead of concentrating on traction loss on the road, this system will enable the Golf Alltrack to increase traction off road. The system includes, and a specific Off Road Mode to make this happen.


Hill Descent Control: When going off road, there are conditions for which a normal vehicle might not be able to do. When a down slope is steeper for a vehicle to come down from, it would take a sequence of brake and accelerator pedal work to safely take the steep decline., Hill Descent Control is like a cruise control for these conditions, as it does all of the work to ensure a safe downhill drive off a rather steep slope.


Increased Ground Clearance: The purpose of having an increased ground clearance – the distance between the surface and the bottom of the vehicle – is to provide exceptional performance on a variety of road conditions. That also includes off road conditions. In all, the Alltrack is 6.9 inches off the ground, compared to the Golf SportWagen’s 5.5-inch ground clearance.


Increased Fuel range: Normally, the Golf SportsWagen is offered with a 13.2 gallon fuel tank. For the Alltrack, fuel tank capacity is increased to 14.5 gallons. Because it is anticipated that the Alltrack will be used in areas where gasoline stations are few and far between, the larger tank means better fuel range when those occasions occur.


A Choice of Models: the Golf Alltrack comes in S, SE and SEL trim – all with the 1.8 liter TSI turbocharged engine. Initially, all models will come with a six-speed automatic transmission, but a six-speed manual is due to arrive later in the model year. Pricing starts at $26,950.


If the Golf Alltrack is the right vehicle for that active lifestyle, stop by Volkswagen Van Nuys for a test drive and see what the buzz is about this great new all-terrain wagon.