The Volkswagen Golf is known for its varying shapes, sizes and engine types, but overseas, there’s even more variety than here in the states. Due to its popularity in Europe, one of the Golf models is making its way over to the US next year. Volkswagen has recently confirmed that it is bringing the Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Alltrack to America.
Addition of the Alltrack system
The SportWagen was revealed with the Alltrack system a year ago at the Paris Auto Show. The SportWagen provides drivers with more space than the standard 2015 Volkswagen Golf, pitting it against other hatchbacks like the Volvo Cross Country and the Subaru Outback. The SportWagen also takes a step forward with its higher ride height, lower body and upgraded interior.
With the Alltrack system, this version of the SportWagen goes above and beyond with its all-wheel drive for added stability. The included 4Motion technology gives the SportWagen the stable all-wheel drive that was previously only seen in the top-of-the-line Golf-R. This technology allows the SportWagen’s 4Motion system to send power to the front wheels while driving conditions are good, and send half of it to the back when roads are slippery.
What to expect from the Volkswagen SportWagen Golf Alltrack
While there isn’t much information about what the US version of the Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Alltrack, we know that we will be seeing it in American showrooms sometime in 2016.
The best guess we can get is from looking at the European models of the SportWagen Alltrack. The European models come in four engine and transmission combinations, so there’s a good chance there will be a variety available to American consumers. In Europe, the models can feature a gasoline-burning turbo engine with 178 horsepower or one of three available diesel engines with outputs ranging from 109 horsepower to 182.
With the introduction of the SportWagen Alltrack, families and active drivers alike are given more options for style and power. The SportWagen features all of the style of the Volkswagen Golf with additional power, capability and cargo space.
Volkswagen has yet to give a definitive date for the Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Alltrack US release, but it has been conformed for 2016. Until then, take a look at our inventory, where we offer multiple models of the different versions of the Golf including the original 2016 Volkswagen SportWagen. If any of our models catch your eye, be sure to contact us here at Three Rivers Volkswagen for a test drive.
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