Volkswagen Alltrack Planned for U.S. Launch in 2014

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Volkswagen Alltrack Planned for U.S. Launch in 2014

Volkswagen has its eyes set on competing against the Subaru Outback with an all-wheel-drive, Golf-based Jetta SportWagen due in the U.S. in late 2014.

The German automaker has approved the model, with sources saying that it will be similar to the Alltrack concept shown at the 2012 New York Auto Show, meaning the all-wheel-drive model will have higher ground clearance and body cladding.

SEE ALSO: VW Passat AllTrack Just a Concept, for Now: 2012 New York Auto Show

Volkswagen, which currently sells a Passat Alltrack in Australia, is looking to steal away some of the Outback’s market share, which is Subaru’s best-selling model in the U.S. If the German automaker can keep costs down on the all-wheel-drive variant, it could compete with the Subaru Outback, which is priced from $23,495 including destination. Currently, the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen in front-wheel-drive form is priced at $21,390.

GALLERY: Volkswagen Passat AllTrack concept

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[Source: Automotive News]

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  • bagger

    wagon lovers…rejoice !

  • iamcarrie

    diesel??

  • Kenneth Segovia

    Woohoo!!!!! Make mine the new electric-bi-turbo-TDI 2.0, MANUAL + moonroof+all wheel drive, beige on black CC interior to keep COOL yet CLEAN here in the never-ending-year-round-summer Texas heat

  • Jose

    It better get a diesel! A TDI wagon with a stick… I think I’m aroused!

  • leighmn

    D-I-E-S-E-L pleeeeeeeeaaaaaaassssse!

  • honko

    Lol does the author know anything about this model? This is clearly the Passat-based Alltrack that has been available in Europe for some time now. There it sells at a premium over the regular Passat wagon. Why would they sell it here at the Jetta price?

  • Alfie

    I’m guessing, as the story suggests, that it will be a Jetta-based and not Passat-based. Either way, they could always build a Passat Alltrak based on the new US Passat. It wouldn’t be Jetta-priced, but it would probably still be quite affordable.

  • industry_watcher

    Someday soon? Our ’06 3.6 Passat wagon won’t last forever – unless it has to.

  • Don

    Nice, though I would still much rather have a pickup.

  • pgeller

    Lovely! An Outback with character.

  • Anthony

    BRING THE CAR HERE NOW ( PASSAT BASED PREFERRED)

  • Anthony

    PERHAPS VW SHOULD OFFER THE JETTA AND THE PASSAT BASED VERSIONS IN THE U.S.

  • Anthony

    CONSUMERS WILL PAY FOR THE PASSAT BASED, BECAUSE IT WILL BE AN AFFORDABLE ALTERNATIVE TO THE ALLROAD.

  • Jacbar007

    Find a pickup that does 40 m/gal, good luck in ur search, LOL

  • derp derp

    PLEASE don’t use all caps. It makes you look r-tarded, mmmm kay?

  • tony 2323

    I drive 2013 audi allroad and dont think the idea of passat alltrack is good. The car is just only pity copy of expenisive better audi allroad so it doesnt make sense to bring it here. better birng regualr passat wagon.

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