VW Redesigns Jetta SportWagen for 2014; May Add AllWheelDrive Version… — 2014 Volkswagen Golf Wagon

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VW Redesigns Jetta SportWagen for May Add All-Wheel-Drive Version

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Station may be a hard sell in SUV-crazy but Volkswagen isn’t giving up on A recent Car and Driver online quotes Rainer Michel, director for VW of America, as saying the Jetta SportWagen will be for 2014, the first complete for this model since it was for 2008 after a few years Not only that, Michel the company is thinking of adding an quasi-SUV version along the of the Alltrack concept from April’s New York Auto

Today’s SportWagen is built the Jetta sedan at VW’s Mexico, plant. The sedan the brand’s U.S. top-seller, and was for 2011 as a slightly larger, competitively priced compact in a bid for higher volume. Both styles are based on VW’s PQ-series platforms, but the next-gen will move to the new MQB modular-matrix architecture that hosts the 2014 Golf (and, some 40 distinct models VW Group’s four mainstream As a result, the SportWagen will its structural kinship with sedans, and that could a change to European sourcing and higher sticker prices the lower manufacturing costs claimed for the new architecture. As far as we know, the plant is not yet tooled to produce vehicles.

However, it’s possible the new SportWagen could be sourced VW’s Chattanooga plant, builds the new-for-2012 U.S. midsize Passat sedans. The is being expanded for additional notably a midsize 3-row SUV that’s also aimed at America. Moving the SportWagen to would still protect from unfavorable dollar/Euro rates, though it might exports to the Euro Zone, levies tariffs on vehicles in the U.S. but not those from

Whatever its ultimate sourcing, the SportWagen should follow the new Golf in being a slightly and roomier car that is also thanks to extensive use of premium steel and other weight-saving The aim is to improve fuel economy and performance per tough new regulations, by more-efficient powertrains. VW has already a 1.8-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder for Jetta sedans, replacing an 2.5-liter 5-cylinder, so count on for the new SportWagen as well. In European it’s good for 158 horsepower and 185 of torque. The U.S. version have similar outputs. You can even more on the return of 2.0-liter TDI 4-cylinder turbodiesel, lately has accounted for 90 percent of sales. This engine claims 140 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of in U.S. trim, but we wouldn’t be if VW substitutes the 170-horse, 280-pound-feet that’s been available in for some time.

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We expect transmission choices stand pat with a standard manual and optional VW DSG dual-clutch that can emulate a conventional An engine idle-stop system is for all new-Golf powerteams, and this also feature on U.S.-market

In his Car and Driver interview, product Michel hinted at a possible change from Jetta to Golf SportWagen or just SportWagen. Whatever it’s the new model should employ a multilink suspension, 4-wheel brakes with ABS and integrated VW ESP control system, and perhaps old-fashioned hydraulic steering instead of the increasingly fashionable sort. In addition, the next SportWagen may offer some or all of the driver-assistance features listed for European Golfs, including cruise control with automatic braking, lane-keeping drowsy-driver alert, and automatic assist. The wagon is also to inherit the new hatchback’s electronic brake and driver-centric dashboard standard touchscreen. The last, of VW’s new “modular infotainment could be available in three depending on model and options: black-and-white, 5.8-inch color, and color 3D.

As for a possible AWD version, product Michel told Car and Driver it’s being considered of overwhelmingly positive response to the concept, even though the New car was based on the midsize European wagon, not the compact SportWagen. C/D that “Michel said prefer to offer Americans a conventional SportWagen and an Alltrack-like If the latter does materialize, it be basically a more-affordable take on Audi’s new 2013 A4 Allroad and a direct rival to Subaru’s Subaru XV Crosstrek. That an elevated suspension, all-terrain SUV-style body cladding and flares, perhaps an underbody plate or two, standard rack, and, of course, the The last would probably be an “as you it” system that normally the front wheels and shifts aft only to maintain traction. and most other features be the same as for the front-drive SportWagen, C/D sees as “the more option for people who don’t to pretend they own an SUV.”

Though the current SportWagen is a blip on VW’s sales it offers a unique combination of fuel economy, practicality, and affordability. CG Auto likes it a to name it a 2012 Best we’re glad to see VW keeping the flame alive in the U.S. An Alltrack version would be on the cake.

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