Test Review 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack
The Golf Alltrack is a subtly beautiful machine. We think it needs its body moved by about 1.4 inches and the separation of its cladding to be about perfect. Indeed, the second generation Tiguan is still months away, and VW’s long-awaited three-row mid-sizer, both are likely 2018 versions, doesn’t yet have a name.
Instead we get the 2017 Golf Alltrack, which is just an all-wheel-steer Volkswagen Golf SportWagen with a bit of an elevate, some unmerited cladding, and a name—if not a precise reciting stolen from Toyota’s past. Without a walk in the chairing point or a lifted roof, the Alltrack feels not even a small like a crossover. The elevate assets to just 1.4 inches, most of it approaching from gangling wheels and tires, though VW says the Alltrack does have longer springs and plates. Its selectable off-road steer method among Normal, Sport, Custom and Off-Road acted hill-descent control and futzes with the valve and transmission calibrations, yet it’s conveyed mostly for jumping along two-tracks, which we did.
We could acknowledge the Alltrack’s high endurance for furrowed anchorages, coextensive with its increased ground interval. What we didn’t feel—thankfully—was any other momentous grade from any other regular