Volkswagen has expanded the Golf model range with the addition of the more rugged Alltrack version

Volkswagen has expanded the Golf model range with the addition of the more rugged Alltrack version.

The fifth variant of the Golf lineup is positioned between the estate and the VW Tiguan. The model brings a +20mm increased ride height and restyled bumpers with plastic and aluminum protection plates. Notable changes are also the new roof rails and bigger alloy wheels.

First the Golf Alltrack will be launched with four turbocharged engines, all mated to a four-wheel drive 4Motion system with an electronic front differential lock as standard. Available will be a 1.8-liter TSI petrol unit with 177 bhp (132 kW) that accelerates the vehicle from 0 to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 7.8 seconds.

Next is a compact diesel engine – a 1.6 TDI with 108 bhp (80 kW) and 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) sprint in 12.1 seconds. The range-topping 2.0 TDI comes in two states of tune - with 148 bhp (110 kW) and with 181 bhp (135 kW).

Set to be fully revealed during the Paris Motor Show, the Golf Alltrack will go on sale in mid-2015 with prices starting at around 23,000 pounds (29,300 EUR).

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