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VW reveals the US-spec 2017 Golf Alltrack

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VW has unveiled the US-spec version of the all-wheel drive Golf Alltrack, which is going to debut this week at the New York Auto Show, ahead of its arrival this fall.

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The 2017 Golf Alltrack is based on the Golf SportWagen, but features an increased ride height and body cladding to give it a somewhat more rugged look. Under the hood, the Golf Alltrack is powered by a 1.8L turbocharged TSI engine that generates 170 horsepower and 199 lb-ft. of torque. Initially it will be available only with a six-speed dual-clutch DSG transmission, but a six-speed manual will be added later. All four wheels will keep this wagon moving, thanks to VW's 4MOTION all-wheel drive system. In normal driving, the Alltrack acts like a front-wheel-drive car for better fuel economy, but as soon as the system detects wheel slip, up to 50 percent of the drive torque can be shipped to the rear wheels. A Drive Mode selector includes "Off-Road Mode," which adds hill descent control and optimizes traction control for off-road terrain. The Off-Road HMI displays compass, steering angle, and altitude when driving off-road.

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On the outside, you'll notice that the Golf Alltrack rides almost one-inch higher off the ground than the Golf SportWagen. It also gets cladding for the bumpers, wheel wells and side sills. The front fascia also has a unique honeycomb grille.

Source: VW

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