As part of the '7.5' update, the rugged Alltrack wagon range expands from a solo offering to a three-strong range, including a new entry-level petrol model and a new flagship turbo-diesel variant.
Price of entry is also significantly lower, now kicking off at $34,490 (all prices excluding on-road costs) for the base Alltrack 132TSI, powered by a 1.8-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine pumping out 132kW of power and 280Nm of torque. Drive is sent to all four wheels through a six-speed DSG dual-clutch transmission.
Standard kit in the entry-level Alltrack includes 'Summits Cloth' interior trim, dual-zone climate control with Air Care filtration, keyless entry and start, leather multifunction steering wheel, selectable driving modes with an off-road setting, and an 8.0-inch 'Composition Media' infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
There's also LED interior ambient lighting, rear-view camera, 17-inch 'Valley' alloy wheels, automatic headlights and wipers, an automatically-dimming rear-view mirror, front and rear parking sensors, front fog-lights, along with LED tail-lights and daytime-driving lights.
Like the regular Golf hatch and wagon range, all Alltrack models come equipped with autonomous emergency braking (AEB), seven airbags, and a multi-collision brake system.
The Alltrack Premium 132TSI starts at $38,490, just $150 more than the previous standalone Alltrack model, and adds niceties like 'Comfort Sport' front seats, Vienna leather upholstery, heated front seats, an upgraded 8.0-inch 'Discover Media' infotainment system with satellite navigation, LED headlights with dynamic cornering lights, a colour multifunction driver's display (the base model has a monochrome unit), and carpet floor mats.
Also available is the Alltrack Premium 135TDI ($40,990), which mirrors the specification of the petrol-powered variant with the exception of swapping in a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine with 135kW of power and 380Nm of torque. The oiler is also mated to a new wet-clutch seven speed DSG.
Three option packs are also available depending on grade; the Driver Assistance Package ($1800), Sport Luxury Package ($2900) and the Infotainment Package ($2300).
Available on all variants, the Driver Assistance pack adds the 12.3-inch Active Info Display digital instrument cluster with special off-road configurations, adaptive cruise control, lane assist, park assist, and proactive occupant protection system.
The Sports Luxury pack is only offered with Alltrack Premium models, and includes larger 18-inch 'Kalamata' alloy wheels, steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, panoramic electric glass sunroof, electrically-adjustable driver's seat with memory function and power lumbar support, power folding exterior mirrors with memory, and rear privacy glass that absorbs 65 per cent of light.
Finally, Alltrack Premium variants can be optioned with the Infotainment package, which also adds the 12.3-inch Active Info driver's display, 9.2-inch 'Discover Pro' satellite navigation system with gesture and voice control, along with the Dynaudio Excite 400W premium audio system with 10-channel amplifier and subwoofer.
Owners who wish to option both the Infotainment and Driver Assistance packages can combine the two for $3400 - a saving of $700.
The updated Golf Alltrack range is available to order now, with first deliveries expected at the beginning of July.
Note: Overseas model shown
2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack pricing (plus on-road costs)
132TSI - $34,490
132TSI Premium - $38,490
135TDI Premium - $40,990
Metallic/Pearl effect paint - $500
Driver Assistance pack - $1800
Infotainment pack (Premium only) - $2300
Sport Luxury pack (Premium only) - $2900
Driver Assistance + Infotainment packs (Premium only) - $3400
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