The not-for-US Volkswagen Golf Alltrack and Golf Variant made their online debut last week with new technologies and more cargo space. These two are going to remain forbidden fruits for Americans for a really long time. Volkswagen announced that they were going to stop Golf Alltrack production in December 2019.
VW Expected To Sell Long-Roof Golfs in Europe
There was a rumor in early 2020 that VW may return with the eight generation on US soil. However, September’s debut shows that the oh-so-predictable Golf Alltrack is designed for Europe and other parts of the world. VW Golf SportWagen and Alltrack are almost ready to be made official. However, brand lovers are keeping their fingers crossed that the Mark 8 Alltrack could still come here.
The rugged model was spied with Mk7-esque camouflage while its regular counterpart had the disguise only on the taillights. There is a distinctively off camo makeup slapped on the lower section of the rear bumper and the front bumper. It’s nothing to write home about, but you can see VW jacked up suspension on the Golf variants for better ground clearance.
The wheel arches have plastic body cladding, which is so obvious, like they did with the 2017-2019 Alltrack. For some reason, VW decided that applying mascara on headlights was a good idea. And, they are continuing with the makeup on all other Golfs. The thrilling “Alltrack” badge peeks meekly through all the black tape on the front fender.
This is further confirmation that Europeans are going to be dealing with a crossover energized variant of the much-loved compact wagon. Golf Alltrack is expected to be offered as before in the top-tier diesel and gasoline engine variants. As always, you can expect the standard 4Motion and automatic transmission.
It’s going to be interesting to find out whether VW decides to finally go down Skoda’s route by offering the adventurous yet homely wagon with a front-wheel-drive layout as Skoda did with Octavia Scout’s mechanical variant.
Golf Variants Expected to be Unveiled Late 2020
VW is going to unveil all flavors of the Golf wagon by the end of 2020. The family is expected to grow with the addition of GTI R and GTI TCR hot hatchbacks. Golf R wagon is expected to live through a whole new generation with the hot response received by Touareg R, Tiguan R, and two Arteon R versions.
The old models were not just offered as R models. There were a few GTD with powerful diesel engines on the Old Continent as well.
What’s New for America?
This is probably the first time since 1960s when there will be no new Volkswagen wagon for sale in the US. Volkswagen announced to killing both the Golf SportWagen and the Golf Alltrack after 2019.
In the United States, VW is focusing more on the new electric I.D. sub-brand.
It is highly likely that the GTE-badged Golf wagon with an Octavia RS iV powertrain is going to be offered under the electric lineup. Golf Alltrack production lasted through December 2019 at VW’s Mexico plant in Pueblo.