2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Off-Roading Features

By Product Expert | Posted in Volkswagen Golf Alltrack on Friday, August 17th, 2018 at 5:24 pm
2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack driving parked on grass

How does the 2018 VW Golf Alltrack’s Hill Descent Control work?

The 2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack differentiates itself from the 2018 Golf, 2018 Golf GTI and 2018 Golf SportWagen through its off-roading capability and performance. This wagon comes equipped with a variety of features that are sure to appeal to drivers planning to add a little bit of adventure to their travels. But what features are included, and how do they work? What is 4MOTION all-wheel drive? How does the 2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack’s Hill Descent Control work?

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There are three trim levels available for the 2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack: S, SE and SEL. Every model is powered by the same engine, a turbocharged, four-cylinder, 1.8-liter engine with 170 horsepower and 199 pound-feet of torque. The S and SE trims come equipped with a six-speed manual transmission with a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission available as well. SEL models come standard with the automatic transmission.

2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack parked next to two people in the snow2018 VW Golf Alltrack Off-Road Technology

4MOTION all-wheel drive, available for both automatic and manual transmission models, transfers torque between the rear and front wheels as needed. During regular travel, 4MOTION will send power to the front wheels, but will shift that power to the rear axle when necessary. 4MOTION was engineered to provide an optimized and stable driving experience, no matter the terrain or road condition.

Hill Descent Control is another exciting off-road feature included with the 2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack. When the vehicle is set to Off-Road Mode, Hill Descent Control automatically activates. When travelling down a steep slope, this system assists the driver in brake application to keep the vehicle moving at a controlled, stable speed.

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