Alltrack is a blend of estate and SUV

VW Alltrack

The Alltrack gives the practicality of an estate and versatility of an SUV.

VOLKSWAGEN’S new Passat Alltrack has everything you could possibly need to head off cross-country and enjoy the rugged, outdoor lifestyle, claims the German giant.
Blessed with the advantages of a raised ride high, the VW’s 4Motion four-wheel drive and rugged body enhancements, if you are thinking of buying one there’s no need to beat around the bush, just go to your local VW supplier and you can order one ahead of the first cars reaching UK showrooms in late May.
The Alltrack is based on the popular Passat Estate, but the addition of 4Motion four-wheel drive and a much greater road clearance its off-road agility lets it go places other Passats never could and changes to the body shape and design provide greater protection from scrapes when driving off-road.
So there you have it… the practicality of an estate car combined with the versatility of an SUV, with plenty of luxury added with its high standard specification.
To keep things simple, only one trim level is available in the UK, with a choice of two drivetrains: A 2.0-litre TDI 140PS with six-speed manual gearbox, priced at £28,475 (RRP OTR), and a 2.0-litre TDI 170PS with six-speed DSG transmission, priced at £31,025. 
Standard equipment includes Alcantara upholstery, 2Zone electronic climate control, RNS 315 touchscreen satellite navigation, DAB radio, MDI iPod connectivity, Bluetooth telephone preparation, cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, tyre pressure monitoring system and 18-inch Canyon alloy wheels.  A Driver Alert System that monitors the driver’s responses to raise awareness of fatigue is also standard, as is ESP (Electronic Stabilisation Programme).
Options include climate seats with massage function; High Beam Assist, which automatically controls dipping of the headlights; Side Scan Lane Change Assist, which monitors the vehicle’s blind spot; Lane Assist; ACC Adaptive Chassis Control; Automatic Distance Control with City Emergency Braking function; Park Assist (second generation); an interior ambient lighting pack; a rear-view camera; and an electrically deployed towbar.
The Passat Alltrack has a generous towing capacity of 2,000kg (braked, 12 per cent incline), 200kg more than an equivalent Passat Estate.
The two-litre 140PS six-speed manual version delivers 49.6mpg on the combined cycle and has CO2 emissions of 150g/km, while the 170PS variant returns 47.9mpg on the combined cycle and emits 155g/km of CO2.
For more information on the Volkswagen range visit www.volkswagen.co.uk.

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