Published on November 19th, 2020 | by Subhash Nair


Volkswagen Golf MK8 Gets Alltrack Model In Europe

The Volkswagen Golf Alltrack is a rather interesting blend of SUV ruggedness and wagon practicality that was first shown on the MK7 Golf. It seems Volkswagen will be continuing to offer this variant on the new Golf, at least in Europe.

The Mk8 Golf Alltrack continues to feature 4MOTION all-wheel drive, 15mm higher ground clearance, and all-round body protection including an engine skid plate. The all-round body protection cladding comes in matt black with matt chrome accents on the side sills and front bumper. 17” alloys wheels come as standard and the new LED light strip on the radiator grille is a standard feature here.

We may have spotted the Golf MK8 driving around Malaysia in hatchback form, but don’t expect the Golf Alltrack to arrive. If you want more information, check out the press release below.

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The Golf Alltrack is a crossover of Golf Variant and SUV. A new generation of the all-wheel-drive all-rounder is now being launched. It is based on the eighth, completely new Golf generation. Traction is delivered by most powerful turbocharged diesel engine (TDI) ever used in a Golf with an output of 147 kW (200 PS)01. The rugged all-terrain equipment includes unique bumpers, wheel arch extensions and side sills, engine skid plate as well as increased ground clearance. Including navigation system, prices in Germany start from 39,337,6402euros.

With the new Golf Alltrack, Volkswagen is now rolling out a new member of the extensive Golf product line. The Golf Alltrack is designed to master all roads and tracks under all conditions. With its 4MOTION all-wheel drive, 15 mm higher ground clearance and the all-round body protection (wheel arches, sills, lower bumper sections), the Golf Alltrack is equipped for exactly that. At the same time, the Volkswagen with a top speed of up to 229 km/h offers a very high level of travel comfort and space for five persons plus luggage (611 litres). 

The all-round characteristics are matched by an NEDC fuel consumption of only 4.9 to 4.8 l/100 km. This means that ranges of around 1,000 kilometres are possible between two refuelling stops. It is also a fact that the very powerful TDI engine (400 Nm torque) is one of the cleanest of its kind worldwide. This is achieved by the use of innovative twin-dosing technology: here, double AdBlue injection in two SCR catalytic converters03 arranged one after the other converts nitrogen oxides (NOx) into hydrogen and harmless nitrogen.

As the flagship of the Golf Variant models, the independent Alltrack offers exclusive standard equipment that cannot be configured in this combination for other models in the product line. The all-round all-terrain cladding is finished in matt black. Accents in matt chrome look are also used on the side sills and in the front bumper. These visually match the burnished 17-inch Ronda alloy wheels and the silver roof railings. As the only Variant model, the Alltrack is also equipped as standard with an LED light strip in the radiator grille (between the LED Plus headlights) and LED fog lights in a striking X formation. 

As standard, the lifestyle all-rounder also features driving profile selection with an additional off-road mode that makes driving on off-road terrain even easier. The other standard equipment of the Golf Alltrack includes interior background lighting (adjustable in 30 colours), high-quality interior accents (Nature Cross Brushed), the Discover Media navigation system including App-Connect Wireless (smartphone integration) and DAB+ (digital radio reception), heated comfort seats at the front with Alltrack lettering in the backrests, a multifunction steering wheel in leather and stainless steel pedals. 

In addition, all Golf Variant models feature details such as the lane keeping system Lane Assist, Autonomous Emergency Braking Front Assist with City Emergency Braking System and Pedestrian Monitoring, an oncoming vehicle braking when turning function, Driver Alert System, the electronic differential lock XDS and the Car2X local warning system. Also always on board: the Digital Cockpit Pro (digital instruments), the We Connect and We Connect Plus online services and functions, the Air Care Climatronic automatic air conditioner, the keyless comfort start function Keyless Start, a Bluetooth mobile phone interface, comfort seats as well as LED headlights and LED tail light clusters including automatic headlight control.

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