What do you get when you take the versatility of a wagon and the eco-friendliness of TDI® Clean Diesel Technology and combine it with the go-anywhere abilities of an SUV? Well, if you’re Volkswagen (full disclosure: we are Volkswagen), you get the Alltrack, our latest concept vehicle. The Alltrack made its North American debut at the New York International Auto Show, where VW fans got a possible glimpse into the future.
With a six-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission and a 2.0-liter TDI engine that provides 140 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque, the Alltrack is ready for adventure, on city streets or off the beaten (or paved) path. It also has a higher ground clearance, which is great for rides on rougher terrain, where solid underbody guards help protect the engine, gearbox, oil pan, exhaust system and more from damage.
The Alltrack’s all-wheel-drive system incorporates an innovative offroad program with Hill Descent Control and modified throttle and transmission settings. It also features a modified anti-lock braking system (ABS) that helps it brake more effectively on loose surfaces like gravel. At the same time, the electronic differential locks react more quickly to help prevent wheelspin at individual wheels.
For now, there are no plans to bring the Alltrack to market, but as with all Volkswagen concept vehicles, if people react strongly enough, that could change. If you could see yourself in a wagon with offroad abilities and some serious power, be sure to check out the Alltrack for yourself at the New York International Auto Show.
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