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2018 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack Wolfsburg review

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2018 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack Wolfsburg review

The crest of VW’s home city is back with the Passat Alltrack Wolfsburg, bringing some key extras to the higher-riding version of the Passat wagon.

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2018 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack review
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2018 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack review

The Volkswagen Passat Alltrack presents an attractive alternative to the flood of SUVs on our roads today. But does its road presence match the chops of its off-road ability?


2018 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack Wolfsburg returns with next year's tech
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2018 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack Wolfsburg returns with next year's tech

The 2018 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack Wolfsburg Edition has been announced this week, reviving the nameplate and bringing more technology for the new model year. Limited to just 250 units this time round, the Wolfsburg Edition of the jacked-up Passat kicks of at $54,990 plus on-road costs - $4200 more than the Passat 140TDI Alltrack base car...


2017 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack Wolfsburg Edition on sale in Australia
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2017 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack Wolfsburg Edition on sale in Australia

The 2017 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack Wolfsburg Edition is now on sale in Australia, bringing some extra equipment and style to the German brand's high-riding family wagon. The newly added Wolfsburg Edition version of the Volkswagen Passat Alltrack sees the addition of new 19-inch Albertville alloy wheels (an inch larger than the standard rims), while the newly added LED headlights are said to offer a "unique light signature"...


2017 Volkswagen passenger cars updated: Added equipment, increased prices across the range
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2017 Volkswagen passenger cars updated: Added equipment, increased prices across the range

Volkswagen has released updated 2017 model-year pricing and specifications for its passenger car range, bringing varied price rises depending on model and variant. At the entry point of the German brand’s range is the Polo hatch, which now starts at $17,190 plus on-road costs (ORC) for the 66TSI Trendline equipped with the five-speed manual transmission...


2016 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack 2.0TDI v 2016 Subaru Outback 3.6R Comparison
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2016 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack 2.0TDI v 2016 Subaru Outback 3.6R Comparison

The Volkswagen Passat Alltrack and the Subaru Outback are now more evenly matched than ever before. Subaru has always had this segment to itself though, but now theres a proper battle taking place.


2016 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack Review
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2016 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack Review

It's the second generation of Volkswagen's popular off-road oriented wagon. The Passat Alltrack launches in Australia this week and we get behind the wheel for a drive.


2016 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack pricing and specifications: $49,290 starting point for rugged wagon
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2016 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack pricing and specifications: $49,290 starting point for rugged wagon

Now into its second generation, Volkswagen Australia has launched the 2016 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack locally with one engine and one specification. Priced from $49,290, the 2016 Passat Alltrack pricing represents an increase of $1000 over the old model, but comes with more kit to increase the value proposition. The Passat Alltrack launches with one engine, a 2...


Medium/large cars coming in 2016
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Medium/large cars coming in 2016

Medium/large cars coming in 2016 Mainstream medium/large cars Ford Falcon XR Sprint – Q1 Skoda Superb – Q1 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack – Q1 Subaru Levorg – mid 2016 Hyundai / Genesis G80 rebranding – late 2016/early 2017 Luxury medium/large cars Audi A4 sedan – February Audi A4 Avant – March/April Infiniti Q70 update – February Jaguar XF – February Lexus GS F – February BMW 750i/750iL – March Jaguar XJ – March BMW 330e – May BMW M4 GTS – June Audi RS6 Avant Performance, RS7 Sportback Performance – Q2 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Plug-in – Q2 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-in – Q2 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe – Q2 Jaguar XE update (infotainment) – first half Audi S8 Plus – mid 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet – Q3 Infiniti Q60 – Q4 Mercedes-Benz E-Class – Q4 Volvo S90 – Q4 BMW 3 Series GT update – second half BMW 4 Series update – second half Infiniti Q50 update – second half Audi S4 sedan and Avant – late 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet – late 2016/early 2017...


2016 Volkswagen New Cars
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2016 Volkswagen New Cars

Details of the new and updated Volkswagen models launching in Australia in 2016. Passat Alltrack — Q1 The rugged B8 Passat wagon-based Alltrack crossover will arrive in Australia by March, complementing the smaller Golf Alltrack and giving VW a rather unique crossover SUV offering...


2015 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack unveiled
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2015 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack unveiled

The 2015 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack has been uncovered ahead of its debut at the 2015 Geneva motor show in March. The second-generation version of the rugged, all-wheel-drive Passat Alltrack wagon (which is based upon the eighth-generation Passat) follows a familiar theme, with off-road-inspired body cladding, heavy duty bashplates on the bumpers, and suspension that's raised by 27...


New Volkswagen Passat will spawn CC, Alltrack variants
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New Volkswagen Passat will spawn CC, Alltrack variants

It's been confirmed that new versions of the CC four-door "coupe" and Alltrack all-wheel drive wagon will be spun off from the just launched next-generation Volkswagen Passat. Klaus Bischoff, head of Volkswagen's design department, dropped this little nugget of information during an interview with Autogramm, Volkswagen's employee magazine...


Volkswagen Golf Alltrack : rugged wagon variant on local radar
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Volkswagen Golf Alltrack : rugged wagon variant on local radar

A hard-wearing, high-riding Volkswagen Golf Alltrack variant will join the German manufacturer's popular small car line-up, and the local division is keen to introduce the wagon-based model to Australia. Confirming plans for the rugged Golf wagon, Volkswagen Australia communications general manager Karl Gehling told CarAdvice the forthcoming Golf Alltrack is one of the variants under consideration for our market...


Volkswagen Passat range receives diesel upgrade
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Volkswagen Passat range receives diesel upgrade

Diesel powered Volkswagen models have scored more power and torque, yet lowered their consumption. The 2.0-litre TDI engines in the Volkswagen Passat sedan, Passat wagon, Passat Alltrack (pictured top) and CC all now get 130kW and 380Nm – an increase of 5kW and 30Nm. Fuel consumption on the Passat wagon and CC (pictured above) has reduced by 0...


Volkswagen Passat Alltrack Review
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Volkswagen Passat Alltrack Review

The Volkswagen Passat Alltrack bridges the gap between the family wagon and SUV surprisingly well...


Volkswagen Passat Alltrack launches with sub-$50k price tag
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Volkswagen Passat Alltrack launches with sub-$50k price tag

The Volkswagen Passat Alltrack has been launched in Australia with a price tag of $47,790. The all-new Passat Alltrack is an off-road-oriented wagon featuring higher ground clearance than the regular Volkswagen Passat wagon, as well as 4Motion all-wheel drive and a six-speed DSG transmission as standard...


Volkswagen Golf, Jetta Alltrack crossovers planned: report
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Volkswagen Golf, Jetta Alltrack crossovers planned: report

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...


Volkswagen Passat Alltrack: Review
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Volkswagen Passat Alltrack: Review

Volkswagen jacks up the Passat wagon to create a new soft-roader variant called the Alltrack.


VW Passat Alltrack: Volkswagen's "anti SUV" option
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VW Passat Alltrack: Volkswagen's "anti SUV" option

The Volkswagen Passat Alltrack is being positioned as the latest alternative for buyers who want a high-riding vehicle but not the stigma associated with big SUVs. Volkswagen’s new spin-off variant of its medium-sized passenger car follows models such as the Subaru Outback, Audi A6 Allroad, Skoda Octavia Scout, Volvo XC70 and even the Holden Adventra in offering a wagon body with extra ground clearance and a more rugged appearance...


2012 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack: VW's off-road wagon
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2012 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack: VW's off-road wagon

Volkswagen has unveiled the Passat Alltrack, an off-road-oriented wagon that will become a rival for the Subaru Outback and Skoda Octavia Scout. The 2012 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack will be imported to Australia next year, likely in the second half, to follow model variants such as the Outback, Scout as well as the Audi A6 Allroad – introducing increased ride height and extra body protection over the regular models on which it is based...