VW Jetta Alltrack heading to U.S. in 2015
In a report by Auto Car, it appears that Volkswagen is planning on introducing a new Jetta Alltrack crossover in North America, and a Volkswagen Golf variant for the European market. This new crossover will be similar to the Passat Alltrack featured in the photo that made its debut in New York earlier this year. According to the report, the new Jetta Alltrack would be available in North American showrooms in 2015.
Features on both models will include a raised ride height, wheel fender trim, distinctive front and rear bumper styling and extra black plastic wheel arch cladding. The cars will also feature one of a kind interior trims, have unique light graphics added and other extras to differentiate the new model.
Why is Volkswagen introducing a new wagon?
Volkswagens goal for the new Jetta Alltrack is to create a more rugged variant than its more economical counterpart. The Jetta Alltrack will not only be rugged in appearance but performance also. The new Volkswagen crossover will give the German company a larger platform option for the already popular Jetta.
Subaru has long been the dominant player in the off-road wagon market, and with Volkswagen wanting to be the number one carmaker in the world, they will need to challenge the Japanese stranglehold in this area. Subaru has long dominated the all-wheel-drive crossover wagon market with the Outback and the Forester. The new more aggressive VW Alltrack could give Subaru some serious competition.
Possible powertrain options