2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack production model makes US debut

April 11th, 2016 by

2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack specs and features

Since the first announcement that it would be arriving stateside, VW enthusiasts across the country have been anticipating the US debut of the production-version of the all-new Golf Alltrack. Now that the hatchback has finally made its appearance, we here at Speedcraft Volkswagen are happy to finally have some information on the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack specs and features to share with you!

With its styling based off of the Volkswagen Golf SportWagen, the new Golf Alltrack offers new levels of style and practicality thanks to its new exterior elements and improved performance and capability.

You’re in for an exhilarating drive behind the wheel of the new Alltrack model thanks to its new 1.8-liter, 4-cylinder TSI gasoline engine with its direct-injection powertrain. With this new engine, the Alltrack is capable of outputting 170 horsepower and 199 lb-ft of torque.

For the original model, the Alltrack will feature a six-speed dual-clutch DSG® automatic transmission. But don’t worry, manual fans – a six-speed manual transmission model will become available at a later date for those who are interested.

New Golf Alltrack offroad capability

When driving on the road, the Alltrack is reported to offer the affordable efficiency and easy handling of a compact hatchback model, however what is grabbing the most attention is its 4MOTION® all-wheel drive system. While the original SportWagen was great on its own, offering great performance and affordable fuel economy, popular demand among drivers has brought new capability to the hatchback.

With the new 4MOTION system, the Alltrack features the latest generation of Haldex-5 coupling, activated through an electro-hydraulic oil pump. Don’t worry about this system affecting your efficiency, the Alltrack functions as a normal front-wheel drive vehicle during your day-to-day driving. But once you need it, or if the system detects a wheel slip, up to 50 percent of its drive torque can be shifted to the rear wheels, allowing for some easy off-road driving and traction in poor weather conditions.

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2017 Golf Alltrack new styling

Even though the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack has the same general design as the Golf SportWagen, it is easily distinguishable. New, distinct styling features are included with the Alltrack, including unique front and rear bumpers, wheel wells and side sills. The last two are designed to offer additional protection during off-road driving.

The Alltrack is also distinguishable by its new, pretty face. The model features a new front fascia, accented by new fog lights and an eye-catching honeycomb grille.

Depending on the trim level you get, the Alltrack offers different wheels. For the S and SE trims, it features 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, while the top tier SEL trim will come with 18-inch wheels. The model will also have silver detailing, roof rails, matte mirror caps and a diffusor for a more premium look.

Speaking of premium features, the interior of the new model has a received a major upgrade when compared to the SportWagen. The production model of the Alltrack will feature standard leatherette seating surfaces along with aluminum pedal covers, door sills with ambient lighting and Alltrack branding for a high-class, sporty look and feel.

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2017 VW Golf Alltrack release date

While we don’t have a specific date as to when the new Alltrack will become available here at Speedcraft Volkswagen, we do know that it is set to start arriving on lots starting this coming fall 2016. In the meantime, we’ll be sure to keep you up-to-date on any new details on Volkswagen’s new AWD hatchback and its impressive specs and features, so be sure to check back with our blog.

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