PRICE 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. EQUIPMENT More standard safety, improved infotainment — even the parking assistance has more ability. Each model gets more as features trickle down the range. PERFORMANCE 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. DRIVING Same as it ever was, with a Benz-style feel on any road and impressive quietness and comfort. DESIGN You will never pick the difference from outside. Bigger infotainment screens are the give-away in the cabin.