It looks as if Volkswagen aims to spread the Alltrack love around. Autocar reports the German manufacturer is currently mulling a lifted version of its next Golf and Jetta. European buyers would be able to sink their teeth into the smaller of those two creations, while Americans would be left to enjoy the larger Jetta Alltrack. Like the Passat Alltrack shown above, the vehicles would enjoy a taller ride height, black plastic cladding on the wheel arches and unique front and rear fascias. Why would Volkswagen look to add another crossover to its ranks when it already has the Tiguan?

The next-generation Tiguan will likely be larger and offer third-row seating, leaving a compact crossover-sized void in the company's lineup. An all-wheel drive high-riding Jetta could be just the answer. There are no solid details on what the driveline could offer, but we'd be surprised if anything other than the current spate of gasoline and diesel four-cylinder engines showed up under the hood.


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      Mason
      • 2 Years Ago
      WHY do they need to up-size the Tiguan when it'll just leave a hole in the line-up??? What they need to do is just lower the price of the Touareg. And I wouldn't consider a Jetta Alltrack a crossover, I'd consider that a wagon.
        Shiftright
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Mason
        Ditto. Everything must get bigger it seems
        Carlos Cruz
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Mason
        Lowering the price of a Touraeg would take too many sales away from the already too similar Q7 and Cayenne.
      The Wasp
      • 2 Years Ago
      Who called this a crossover? I'm curious of those are VW's words, Autocar's, or Autoblog's... In any case, it's not a crossover. It's a station wagon.
      Nick
      • 2 Years Ago
      Unless this hits the market within the next 12 months (highly unlikely), probably not going to be the "current spate" of gasoline [and diesel] engines.... It may be of use to reference your own past articles...more like: 1.8 TSI with 158 -168 hp, the current 2.0TSI, and the current 2.0TDI http://www.autoblog.com/2011/11/18/vw-to-replace-unloved-five-cylinder-base-engine-with-turbo-four/ http://www.volkswagen.co.uk/#/new/volkswagen-cc-fl/which-model/engines/overview/ http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1064438_audi-unveils-new-1-8-tfsi-170-hp-41-mpg http://www.autoblog.com/2011/08/05/meet-audis-new-engine-the-1-8-tfsi/
      captnclintock
      • 2 Years Ago
      I would prefer a return of the Passat wagon. Unfortunately, Americans seem biased against wagons. My current one has plenty of cargo space and is a dependable ride. This Jetta wagon is fine I guess...just a bit too small.
      Shannador
      • 2 Years Ago
      This has me intrigued, is it possible America will finally get a diesel, AWD car? And, I mean, call it a crossover all you want, it's a slightly tall car. It annoys me that with VW and big brother Audi, you can have diesel cars, you can have AWD cars, but the two shalt not meet!
      Michael
      • 2 Years Ago
      Manual, diesel Jetta alltrack, please.
      JF
      • 2 Years Ago
      Look how rugged it is, it has plastic wheel arches!
      Road Menace
      • 2 Years Ago
      No thanks. Like every W out there it will spontaenously combbust after only 20k miles on the clock, it will have a cheap interior, and it will have a sterile, boring drive characteristic of German cars. Outback FTW!!!!!
      • 2 Years Ago
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        brian
        • 2 Years Ago
        You didn't read the captions on the photos - Did you?
      mr.vw
      • 2 Years Ago
      Build it to european quality specs!! VW don't make it like the mk6 jetta or new passat - those are embarrassment for german cars. they have as much german pedigree as a toyota!!!
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Andre Neves
      • 2 Years Ago
      If this thing comes with a diesel, then...then......*can't contain myself*