High riding Volkswagen Golf Estate variant – Golf Alltrack coming to UK market next year for around £23K.
The new VW Golf Alltrack has made its public debut in Paris Motor show and is the latest seventh generation line up model joins Golf Estate.
ABOUT VOLKSWAGEN GOLF ALLTRACK
VW Golf Alltrack is the second soft roader from Volkswagen after the Passat Alltrack. The Golf Alltrack comes with standard 4motion all-wheel drive system as standard for the UK.
The car body will be the same as Golf Estate, however some of the customisation will be made including 20mm higher ground clearance courtesy of revised suspension settings, black wheel arch mouldings, glossy silver coloured door mirror caps, low profile radiator grille and new redesigned bumper. It also gets exclusively designed 17 inch Valley alloy wheels and honeycomb-styled radiator grille are bespoke…
The Golf Alltrack, shares some features and style with the Passat Alltrack, blends rugged look, raised suspensions and all wheel drive platform for extra efficiency and practicality of a small family estate.
The Golf Alltrack’s interior reflects the sporty off-road character and styling such as leather trimmed steering wheel and gear shift lever, custom seat covers with Alltrack badge, ambient lights in the door trim and dark magnesium coloured dashboard and interior door trim.
All the models gets standard features such as : automatic climate control, LED reading lights, lights in front footwell areas, driver alert system, cruise control system and new ‘composition touch’ infotainment system. There are some option features will be available to personalise Alltrack of your choice including various switches and buttons for lights, mirrors, black roof-lining, custom pedals etc…
The Golf Alltrack uses the latest Haldex centre coupling system that we have seen in its sister car – Skoda Octavia Scout. The system changes drive from the front wheels to all four wheels automatically when its needs. VW also claims the electronically powered cluth can send 100% of drive to the rear wheels in extremis.
The new Golf Alltrack is designed to offer great performance in any off road terrain. It is equipped with Haldex coupling which activates even before slip occurs and prevent all looses in traction. The basic drive layout saves fuel and when necessary the rear axle can be variably engaged within fraction of a second which done by the Haldex-5 coupling, which is activated via an electro-hydraulic oil pump.
EDS and XDS
The four wheel EDS system operates as an electronic differential lock that is integrated in the ESC electronic stability control system take the granted the role of a differential lock at both axles. The XDS system also fitted at the front and rear axles, optimises steering response by braking the wheels on the inside of a bend during fast driving and ESC system applies brake pressure to this wheel to restore optimal traction.
Offroad driving profile and off-road suspension
The car has amazingly 4Motion four wheel drive system combination of the upto 20mm higher ground clearance. The off road system activates automatically a hill descent function, modified accelerate pedals and off-road configuration of the ABS system.
The car has amazing 2,000 kg handle trailer load capacity with exceptionally good off road properties and active safety benefits.
The 2015 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack will be available in choice of three diesel and one petrol engine.
|Engines||MPG||CO2 emissions||0-62 mph||Top Speed|
|1.8 TSI with 180PS||41.5 mpg||158 g/km||7.8 seconds||135 mph|
|1.6 TDI with 100PS||57.6 mpg||127 g/km||8.9 seconds||128 mph|
|2.0 TDI with 150PS||57.6 mpg||127 g/km||8.9 seconds||128 mph|
|2.0 TDI with 184PS||55.4 mpg||134 g/km||7.8 seconds||136 mph|
The 1.8 petrol engine is the new engine for the Golf range, and all the four cylinder engines fulfil the Eu6 emissions standard.
This new off roader 2015 Volkswagen Golf Alltarck will be coming to UK market in next summer.
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