2015 Volkswagen Alltrack Wagon Review
The 2015 Volkswagen Alltrack wagon will be released this fall. This successor of the previous VW wagons, such as the Jetta SportWagen and the Passat wagon, will try to keep the tradition of providing decent quality at a reasonable price. The VW 2015 Alltrack is underpinned by a completely new platform, since it’s actually based on the new VW SportWagen. There are some distinctive improvements which keep the 2015 Alltrack different from the SportWagen. This vehicle isn’t just an excellent solution for those who need or those like wagons. It has more than satisfying performance thanks to the pretty decent engine lineup and it looks good, but there’s a downside — it won’t be more affordable than the SportWagen or its competitor the Subaru Crosstrek. However, we expect it will provide some worthy features, so it will justify its price, and be a modern wagon worth paying for.
2015 Volkswagen Alltrack Exterior Changes
The new platform is borrowed from the SportWagen, but from that point on, the 2015 Volkswagen Alltrack made its own way in development. Looking from the outside, the Alltrack exterior is somewhat different. With very useful, better-looking body cladding and different fascia, this wagon has its own style. It has a different grille, but that’s not all. An inch or two higher ground clearance isn’t just a good-looking appearance feature, it is actually a statement that the 2015 Alltrack isn’t afraid of any off-road challenges. Also, it has a little bit bigger aluminum wheels, so it looks more powerful.
2015 Volkswagen Alltrack Interior And Safety
As for the interior, the 2015 VW Alltrack provides more rear-seats legroom. Expectations are that the cabin will be slightly more comfortable. The style of the Alltrack’s interior will compliment its exterior. This means that we can expect high-quality materials, which will be skillfuly composed to be unobtrusive. With aluminum accents, the cabin will have a note of elegance, but still it will have a robust feel. There are two-way power front seats with heating, adjustable height and lumbar support. Folding rear seats provide a significant cargo space enhancement, but we don’t know any volume specs yet. The 2015 Volkswagen Alltrack comes with cruise control, tilt-telescopic leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls mounted on it, air filtration, heated power mirrors with turn signals installed into those, 12V power outlets, trip computer… Since this car will probably be used by families, the safety is very important, so the manufacturer installed numerous safety systems. There are traction and stability control, all-wheels ABS, tire pressure monitoring, child safety lock, electronic brakeforce distribution, post-collision safety system and a lot more.
2015 Volkswagen Alltrack Engine Options, Transmission And Drive
The 2015 Volkswagen Alltrack engine lineup consists of two very good units. There is a turbocharged 1.8-liter inline-four which delivers 170 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. What may be considered as a more interesting option is a 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine. This one is able to generate 150 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque. As for the transmission, the 2015 Alltrack will probably have a six-speed automatic gearbox only. Of course, since it has off-road ambitions, it will have all-wheel drive available, but it’s still undetermined whether it will be standard, or just an option.
2015 Volkswagen Alltrack Release Date And Price
The 2015 VW Alltrack price for the entry model will be somewhere around $24,000. This is just slightly higher than its competition, but since the price difference isn’t that big at all, it’s worth considering whether the 2015 Alltrack provides more for almost the same amount of money. Like we said already, the new Alltrack release date is scheduled for the forthcoming fall.