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UK Volkswagen dealers to get 4x4 Golf in mid 2015


Volkswagen will reveal an all-wheel drive Golf Alltrack during the Paris Motor Show next week.

Volkswagen dealers already offer a Passat Alltrack, and from summer 2015 they will sell the Golf Alltrack from UK showrooms to cater for corporate and private buyers who have a need for extra traction.

Technical and visual properties of the Golf Alltrack, which is based on the Volkswagen Golf Estate, include a 4MOTION all-wheel drive system, 20mm 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.

Distinguishing features include a radiator grille in honeycomb design with a chrome "Alltrack" badge, underbody protection in silver, dark-red rear lights, a new rear bumper design with underbody protection in silver.

On the inside, the Golf Alltrack has custom seat covers with the "Alltrack" badge on the backs of the front seats, ambient lights in the door trim, a chrome trim strip with "4MOTION" lettering on the centre console compartment lid, stainless steel door sill plates with "Alltrack" lettering and chrome accents for various switches and buttons.

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