2017 Golf Alltrack First Review
Adi Desai from Canadian automotive review website, Double Clutch, was recently invited to test a new addition to the Volkswagen lineup, the 2017 Golf Alltrack. We are so excited about this model and eager to reveal that the same features we love are finding their way into the hearts of Volkswagen fans, too. Desai chronicles his experience after a week with the newest addition to the Golf SportWagen family and we’ve captured some of the highlights for you.
According to the review, what stands out from the start is the Alltrack’s aggressive styling. The higher chassis, front and rear fascia and faux skid plates give it a bolder look. And, when combined with standard 4MOTION® All-Wheel Drive, unique Off-Road mode, including Hill Hold Assist, the Golf Alltrack is well equipped to handle your off-pavement adventures.
We love that Desai enjoyed the six-speed dual-clutch Direct Shift Gearbox. He writes, “This dual-clutch is responsive and pulls off snappy, instantaneous shifts that will make even the most proficient manual transmission driver seem incompetent.”
The direct shift gearbox allows for nearly instantaneous gearshifts without a total loss in torque. The transmission operates similar to a manual one but it’s electronically controlled so you can choose to drive in manual or automatic mode without using a clutch pedal.
Desai continues his review in detail with a look at the Golf Alltrack’s interior styling and infotainment features. He concludes, the 2017 Golf Alltrack is an excellent alternative to a crossover for those who prefer the driving experience and fuel economy of a car, but require the cargo space of an SUV.
The 2017 Golf Alltrack will be available in dealerships in October 2016.