Golf Alltrack Set to Join SportWagen in US Volkswagen Lineup

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Do you drive an old Subaru Outback and are looking to trade it in because the permanent all-wheel drive gets bad mileage? You're in luck, because Volkswagen will bring the Golf Alltrack to the US and it could come with a 2-liter TDI as well.
Launched in October at the Paris Motor Show, the Golf Alltrack is a brand new nameplate for Volkswagen and is rapidly rising to success. Due to increased interest from its customers, VW of America will be looking to add it to the roster of Golf models in 2016, Road & Track has learned.

The Alltrack model is a softroader with raised suspension and standard 4Motion that Volkswagen has based off the new Golf Variant. Variant, what's that? We're talking about the one and only new Golf SportWagen, itself expected to arrive in 2016.

It sounds like both are going to be rolling off the new assembly line over in Mexico instead of being imported from Europe, which means powertrain change are going to be made.

For both models, the standard engine should remain a 1.8-liter TSI turbo making 170 horsepower. Hopefully, Volkswagen will also see the wisdom of offering a manual gearbox and diesel engines for two cars that are likely going to be used for towing all the time.

The announcement was made by Volkswagen of America CEO Michael Horn and comes seven months after the company showed the Golf SportWagen, a replacement for the Jetta-based wagon, at the 2014 New York Auto Show. The model was confirmed to be only a prototype, not the real production car, and came equipped with a brand new 2.0 TDI making 150 horsepower available DSG gearboxes and optional 4Motion all-wheel drive.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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