Starting prices are up across the board but disguised with drive-away deals that start at $23,990. VW claims at least $2000 of added value, depending on the model.
More standard safety, improved infotainment — even the parking assistance has more ability. Each model gets more as features trickle down the range.
The dozy 92kW base engine is gone, leaving 110kW and 132kW turbos and a 135kW turbo diesel with 380Nm. Six-speed manual and seven-speed DSG automatic transmissions depending on the model; front-drive except in the AWD Alltrack.
Same as it ever was, with a Benz-style feel on any road and impressive quietness and comfort.
You will never pick the difference from outside. Bigger infotainment screens are the give-away in the cabin.