Volkswagen is set to expand its off-road-themed passenger vehicle line-up with the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack and Jetta Alltrack models in the near future, according to reports.
Autocar reports that Volkswagen appears keen to expand its crossover range, evolving a Golf Alltrack and Jetta Alltrack from the next-generation wagon variants of the two models.
Both Golf and Jetta Alltracks would see raised ride height for increased ground clearance, black plastic lower body and wheel arch cladding, restyled front and rear bumpers and unique interior changes. The look of both cars would follow the theme laid out by the Volkswagen CrossGolf concept seen at the 2010 Geneva motor show (pictured top), Volkswagen Passat Alltrack (pictured below) and Volkswagen Group’s Audi A4 and Audi A6 Allroads.
It is believed that both models would take advantage of Volkswagen’s versatile new MQB platform and be offered in front- and ’4Motion’ four-wheel-drive guises with the brand’s range of petrol and diesel engines supplying motivation.
With the second-generation Volkswagen Tiguan due in 2014 and tipped to be larger than the current model, and a new midsize SUV being considered, a smaller crossover vehicle market may emerge in around 2015 that could see the Golf variant head to Europe and the larger Jetta destined for the US.