Track less trav­elled

It’s worked for Skoda . . . now Vwwants some Out­back pie

Herald Sun - Motoring - - Car News -

In price terms, the All­track will sit slightly above the Czech-built Skoda, which is a de­riv­a­tive of the Oc­tavia range.

The All­track is aimed at broad­en­ing the ap­peal of the highly com­pe­tent but vis­ually bland new-gen­er­a­tion Pas­sat, launched here ear­lier this year.

Some mar­kets will get both front- and all-wheel-drive ver­sions but Aus­tralia is likely to take only the4wd model, pow­ered by the fa­mil­iar 125kw four-cylin­der tur­bod­iesel driv­ing the six-speed twin­clutch au­to­matic DSG.

Due here mid-next year, the All­track is based on the plat­form of the Pas­sat 4Mo­tion V6 wagon, which shares the Haldex­awd­with the Tiguan SUV. Pric­ing will be un­veiled closer to the launch date.

But it will be cheaper than the $57,990 of the 4Mo­tion wagon and dearer than the ex­ist­ing front-drive $45,990 con­sid­ered by the com­pany for Aus­tralia.

They have a high stance and off-road looks but are sim­ply stan­dard front-drive mod­els with raised sus­pen­sions.

Town and coun­try: Vw’snewall­track

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.