Which 2018 Volkswagen models have All-Wheel Drive?
All-wheel drive is a power delivery system that varies the amount of power being sent to each wheel. This maximizes the vehicle’s performance in even the harshest of weather conditions, including handling and traction. Automatically monitored by numerous sensors, the AWD system analyzes each wheel’s speed and traction, and then adjusts accordingly. But which 2018 Volkswagen models have all-wheel drive? We’ve put together a list for your convenience.
There are five Volkswagen models which have access to Volkswagen’s exclusive 4Motion All-Wheel Drive System. The 2018 Volkswagen Golf R, a performance-oriented hatchback, comes equipped with 4Motion AWD as a standard inclusion. Wagon enthusiasts will be pleased to hear that all-wheel drive is available for the 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen and comes standard with the 2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack. Volkswagen’s SUVs, the 2018 Atlas and the 2018 Tiguan, feature 4Motion AWD as an option.
What is 4MOTION All-Wheel Drive?
4Motion, or 4MOTION, is Volkswagen’s signature version of all-wheel drive. Volkswagen’s 4Motion AWD system differentiates itself from other AWD systems by featuring Haldex coupling and Torsen differential. Haldex coupling is a feature that considers road conditions when sending power to the wheels, while the Torsen differential keeps the system’s power-shifting smooth and steady to ensure that drivers can easily maintain control of their vehicle, even during major shifts.
Drivers planning on driving in severe winter weather conditions will find all-wheel drive highly valuable. Due to the added safety, control and power distribution, many drivers find it a must-have when tackling icy roads or other slippery terrain.