The new Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Diesel Estate is essentially the VW Golf Estate but with the addition of a “go-anywhere, do-anything” attitude of an off-roader. It has a springier suspension than its stablemate, while four-wheel-drive comes as standard. There are a few slight styling differences, too, as VW have made this car look tougher than the Golf.
There are no petrol engines available, which means you’re left to choose from either 1.6-litre diesel or a 2.0-litre diesel unit which is offered in two separate power guises. And although this is not a fully-fledged SUV, if you’re in the market for a capable off-roader that isn’t too beefy but which provides plenty of grip and confidence, the Alltrack has a lot of plus points.
OSV takes a closer look at what it’s all about with our Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Estate review.