VW Bringing Golf SportWagen 4Motion, Alltrack To US In 2016

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon
vw bringing golf sportwagen 4motion alltrack to us in 2016

Looking to muscle in upon Subaru territory, Volkswagen will be bringing over the Golf SportWagen 4Motion in standard and Alltrack models for 2016.

Automotive News reports the plan was announced by Volkswagen Group of America CEO Michael Horn during last week’s LA Auto Show, citing demand from dealers and consumers alike.

The Alltrack variant, unveiled at the 2014 Paris Auto Show, will be paired against the Subaru XV Crosstrek with the aim of capturing a piece of the U.S. small crossover market, gain more overall U.S. market share, as well as using more of the Puebla, Mexico factory where the Golf is assembled now.

As for the standard SportWagen, FWD versions will arrive sometime this coming spring, while tooling for the AWD 2016 model is beginning to be installed. Horn expects the SportWagen to make up 50 percent of all Golf sales once VW completes its lineup expansion.

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  • Boxofrain Boxofrain on Nov 24, 2014

    Are they going to compete on price with the XV also? Currently the base XV is Canadian $24,495, with standard AWD. The Golf Wagon is $23, 575 for the base. This includes steel wheels and front wheel drive. That gives them less than $1000 to add allwheel drive, let alone alloy rims the VV comes standard with. Subaru is suppose to be coming out with an even more affordable base model for 2015.

    • 30-mile fetch 30-mile fetch on Nov 24, 2014

      They'll never be able to compete with the smaller Subarus on price. This thing will be Outback money, but it won't have Outback passenger space. Niche sales and nothing more for this wagon. On the plus side, it won't be powered by the woeful Subaru 2.0 w/ CVT or less woeful 2.5 w/ CVT. That alone is worth some money.

  • 30-mile fetch 30-mile fetch on Nov 24, 2014

    This looks appealing to me, but I shudder to think of the asking price. The Crosstek will significantly undercut it. It will probably be solidly in Outback territory, and I wonder how many buyers would pay the same for a smaller package, even if the VW's driving experience and powertrain is more enjoyable. We do like to buy our cars by the cubic foot.

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    • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on Nov 24, 2014

      @Fordson I say this because VW has a tendency to price things which could be seen as "special" or "unusual" at a too-high price. Eg. Golf R32 and the Eos. If they wanted $35K for a crap Golf-coupe Eos, I'm betting this AWD cladding All-Trac will start at $38, and be on par with the Audi after a couple options. Mark my words!

  • Sixray Sixray on Nov 24, 2014

    Dear VAG, I love that you have decided to bring the new Golf Sportwagen 4motion Alltrack to the US market, hopefully we are ready for the European wagon to make an entrance. Now please reintroduce the VW Vanagon Syncro with the same rear engine cab forward microbus design and a modern TDI engine so that I can go camping with large groups of friends without having to worry about that leaking coolant smell and that weird intermittent pinging sound from cylinder 4. Thanks! Truth be told though, VW really needs to bring their overseas economy car market to the US if they want to discover the fabled lost millennial car market. This sporty 4wd wagon is nice and all, but its certainly going to be too expensive for it's target market of youthful active people. When will auto manufacturers realize that in order to get younger people to buy cars they have to make them cheap enough for debt-burdened young professionals to afford? VW and Audi overlap on far too many points these days, the worst being the price point for anything above the standard stripper Jetta/Golf, and even those are pretty pricey for their segment.

    • Joeaverage Joeaverage on Feb 09, 2015

      I think the cab forward design is dead for good. Won't pass the crash tests of 2015. I like it too though. Am a driver of a Corvair powered '78 VW Westfalia. I accept that it is not as safe as other vehicles but I know that my van vs a small car - I'm probably okay. I drive it with the same mindset as when I ride a motorcycle.

  • Sixray Sixray on Nov 24, 2014

    VW really needs to bring their overseas economy car market to the US if they want to discover the fabled lost millennial car market. When will auto manufacturers realize that in order to get younger people to buy cars they have to make them cheap? VW and Audi overlap on far too many points these days, the worst being the price point for anything above the standard stripper Jetta/Golf, and even those are pretty pricey for their segment.

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