Volkswagen is launching the new Golf Alltrack, an off-road version of the Golf.
Based on the estate, the model continues the precedent set by the Passat Alltrack, and is equivalent to the Seat Leon X-Perience and Skoda's Octavia Scout.
Technical and visual properties of the Golf Alltrack include a 4MOTION all-wheel drive system, higher ground clearance, wheel arch mouldings and flared side sills that offer body protection, newly designed bumpers and many other independent exterior and interior features.
Power units are a TSI petrol engine and three diesel engines, all powerful turbocharged direct injection units. The 1.8-litre TSI with 180 PS is an entirely new addition to the Golf range. Diesel units will comprise a 1.6-litre TDI with 110 PS, plus two 2.0-litre TDI engines with 150 and 184 PS. The versions with 180 PS and 184 PS transfer their power to the all-wheel drive system via a standard six-speed dual clutch gearbox (DSG).
The Golf Alltrack is expected to go on sale in the UK by summer 2015.