Volkswagen builds a number of crossovers – but their smallest raised wagon, the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack, will be significantly updated in a couple of months as part of a range-wide Golf Mark 7.5 upgrade, alongside its Golf hatch and wagon, Golf GTI and Golf R siblings.
The changes to the Golf Alltrack include the introduction of a new, $34,490 entry-level model, designed to make the all-wheel-drive Golf more accessible than ever, while a new, more powerful 135TDI diesel model launches in Australia for the first time.
Thanks to the introduction of a new Golf Alltrack 132TSI model ($34,490), the Alltrack can be had for $3,850 less than before. The 132TSI is powered by a familiar 1.8-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol making 132kW and 280Nm, driving a 4MOTION all-wheel-drive system through a 6-speed DSG automatic.
The Alltrack 132TSI is hardly underspecified. It includes “Summit” cloth trim, dual-zone climate control, keyless entry and go, a leather steering wheel, adjustable drive modes with an Off-Road mode, 8-inch “Composition” infotainment with CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink, 17-inch “Valley” alloy wheels, front fog lights, LED taillights and LED daytime running lights.
Standard safety features on the 132TSI include 7 airbags, Volkswagen’s extended differential lock (XDL), forward collision warning, autonomous emergency braking, fatigue detection, multi-collision brake, a rear view camera, and front and rear parking sensors.
From there, it’s a step to the familiar and more luxurious Golf Alltrack Premium 132TSI ($38,490), and the new Golf Alltrack Premium 135TDI ($40,990). The 135TDI is the most powerful diesel yet used in a diesel Golf, making 135kW and 380Nm, driving 4MOTION all-wheel-drive through a 7-speed DSG automatic.
The Premium model adds “Vienna” leather seats, heated in the front and electrically adjustable with memory for the driver, satellite navigation, LED headlights, dynamic cornering lights, and carpet mats.
On the options front, there are three choices.
An Alltrack Driver Assistance package ($1,800) adds Volkswagen’s Active Info Display – a 12” fully digital display replacing the driver’s dials, with an Alltrack-specific Off-Road configuration; adaptive cruise control; lane keep assist, and automated parking.
The Alltrack Sport Luxury package ($2,900) can be added to the Alltrack Premium, bundling 18-inch “Kalamata” alloys, paddles, panoramic sunroof, electric driver seat adjustment with memory and lumbar, power folding door mirrors with memory, and dark tinted rear and rear side windows.
The Infotainment package ($2,300), also exclusive to the Alltrack Premium, adds the Active Info Display – a 12” fully digital display replacing the driver’s dials, with an Alltrack-specific Off-Road configuration; an 9.2-inch “Discover Pro” infotainment screen with gesture and voice control, and an 400-watt Dynaudio Excite premium stereo with 10-channel amplifier and subwoofer.
Alltrack buyers can also combine the Infotainment and Driver Assistance packages for a $700 discount, with the combination priced at $3,400.
The Golf Alltrack will be launched in midwinter 2017 along with the rest of the Volkswagen Golf 7.5 range for Australia. We’ve got all the details on the range-wide update:
2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack prices – Australia
Key Golf Alltrack options
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