Volkswagen launched the Passat Alltrack in 2010 as a model that closed the ‘on and off-road’ gap. After four years of the last model, the automaker is coming with its next Alltrack all-wheel drive. However, the only difference is that this time Volkswagen is using the Golf estate to replace the Passat. The new Golf Alltrack is expected to feature at the 2014 Paris auto show to be held in October.
The Golf Alltrack is coming as a crossover of Golf Estate and SUV and is equipped with 4-Motion all-wheel drive and off-road design. Besides, the car is coming with large wheel arches, new bumpers, flared side sills, higher ground clearance and augmented interiors.
Golf Alltrack will have four engines with four-cylinder units, including a new TSI petrol engine along with three TDI diesel engines. Moreover, all the four engines are turbocharged direct injection units. The Golf Alltrack is likely to be sold in Europe in the summer of 2015.
The Golf range of the Alltrack receives the 132kW 1.8 TSI engine as the new addition. On the other hand, the diesel units will include one 80kW 1.6 TDI engine along with two 2-liter TDI engines producing 110kW and 135kW respectively.
The 132kW and 135kW engines are attached to a standard six-speed dual clutch gearbox (DSG) for the transmission of power to the all-wheel drive system.
The Alltrack has a Haldex coupling which functions as a longitudinal lock. In addition, the model also possesses the four-wheel electronic differential system, which has been incorporated with the electronic stability control system.
Talking about its ‘off-road drive’ Volkswagen says, “The combination of its 20mm higher ground clearance, ‘off-road’ driving profile and 4Motion, give the newest Golf off-road driving traits that are typical of an SUV.”
With the ‘off-road’ profile of the Alltrack, the car can trigger several functions like hill descent, off-road design of the anti-lock braking system and modified accelerator pedal feature. Besides, the car can hold trailer loads of up to 2000 kg.
The 132kW 1.8 TSI has a top speed of 217km/h and it reaches 0-100km/h in 7.8 seconds. On the other hand, the entry-level 80kW Alltrack is powered by a 1598cc TDI and it consumes 4.7/100 fuel while its emissions level is 124g/km CO2. This engine comes with a 1.6 TDI engine and it can reach 0-100km/h in 12.1 seconds with a top speed of 186km/h.
Besides, the 110kW two-liter TDI engine assert to consume 4.9/100 fuel with emissions of 127g/km CO2.