New Variant variant

Wolfsburg / Paris, 24 September 2014

Between pure blenders who only pretend, and genuine off-roader is now pretty much sold on the car market every shade. The offered since 2012 VW Passat Alltrack, a special version of the Variant offers a offroad look also at least one standard all-wheel drive and a slightly higher ground clearance. With the Golf Alltrack the manufacturer transfers the recipe now in the compact class.

All-wheel drive as standard

Unlike the various cross - models of the VW Golf Alltrack has standard all-wheel drive. At low load or thrust of the propulsion takes place but on the front axle, the rear axle is switched on only when needed. This is done via a Haldex multi-plate clutch, which can lead nearly 100 percent of the drive torque to the rear axle. An electronic differential lock on both axles takes over the function of cross locks. In addition, the Golf Alltrack is equipped with the additional function XDS, which brakes the inside wheels in case of excessive discharge, bring back the best traction herzustellen.Der Golf Alltrack also features an up to two centimeters higher ground clearance and an off-road driving profile. For the latter, a Descent Control function is activated, changing the accelerator mapping and the ABS set to off-road driving. VW recommends the car as a towing vehicle for towing loads up to 2,000 pounds.

Four direct-injection turbo engines

A petrol and three diesel are available. All engines meet the Euro 6 emissions standard, for which the diesel have a NOx storage on board. New in the Gulf is the 1.8 - liter TSI with 180 PS. The Turbo petrol engine offers already from 1.350 U / min, a torque of 280 Newton meters and holds that value until 4,500 r / min. Offered the 1.6 TDI with 110 hp and the 2.0 TDI with 150 or 184 hp on the diesel side. The entry-level engine in the Golf Alltrack is the 1.6 TDI with 250 Newton meters of torque. More power has the 150 - hp diesel engine with 340 Newton meters. Again 40 Newton meters drauflegt the Top - TDI, which is also the most powerful Golf to date with Variant - body with 184 HP. The well-known from the Golf GTD engine ensures sporty performance. So the sprint to 100 kph takes just 7.8 seconds. The Alltrack versions with 180 PS and 184 PS give their power from a standard six-speed DSG for four-wheel drive.

Metal strips for individualization

On Golf Alltrack fall beside black scratch protection elements on various shiny parts like the silver door mirror caps and the silver sill plates. Metal strips accentuate the front grille as air intake have a honeycomb grille on. The version with the 180 - PS TSI has left and right each one chrome tailpipe, while the TDI versions have a double end tip left. The conclusion to the road front and rear provides a silver underride protection. All variants carry various Alltrack-and 4Motion lettering outside and inside. In addition, the Golf Alltrack has a leather steering wheel, a leather shift lever, specific upholstery, ambient lighting and various chromium and magnesium details. Also standard are an automatic climate control, infotainment system "Composition Touch", a fatigue detection system and cruise control. Wers sporty like, you can order a black headliner.

Still under 30,000 euros?

First time to see the golf Alltrack the Mondial de l'Automobile in Paris ( October 2 to 19 2014). Launch in spring 2015, prices have not been announced. For information: The Golf Variant 1.6 TDI 4Motion is available in the Comfortline equipment for 27,650 euros. The extensive Alltrack - equipped base model is priced not less. The appropriate Seat Leon X-Perience 1.6 TDI is available for 28,750 Euros, the Skoda Octavia Scout there is not with this engine . ( sl )