The rugged-styled, high-riding variant of the Golf Estate will go on sale in the UK in mid-2015, and prices will start from around £23,000.
Revealed at the Paris motor show, the fifth dedicated model in the existing Golf line-up is positioned in a niche between the latest Golf estate and the soon-to-be-replaced first-generation Tiguan. It aims to providing buyers with the practicality of the former with the off-road capability of the later.
In a move mirroring that taken with the larger and more expensive Passat Alltrack launched in 2013, Volkswagen has provided the Golf Alltrack with a series of off-roader inspired styling elements that attempt to distant it visually from the Golf Estate, upon which it is based and shares its steel body.
Included are restyled bumpers with stylized plastic protection plates front and rear, black plastic cladding within the wheel arches and beneath the doors, further production plates within the sills and a set of roof rails.