Volkswagen of America Reveals 2017 Model Lineup

The Volkswagen of America 2017 lineup was announced today, and among the new models are a slew of limited edition Beetles, the Golf Alltrack, and, most importantly, the GTI Sport.

Based on the four-door Golf, the new GTI Sport comes standard with the Performance Package as well as 18-inch Nogaro aluminum-alloy wheels and Bi-Xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights.

The Performance package part of the equation means you get the brakes off the Golf R, an electronically controlled, torque sensing, limited slip diff, and the power of 10 more horses, to get you up to 220.


In other Golf variant news, VW have announced the Golf Alltrack wagon. Think of it like an off-roady SportWagen. It comes with 4Motion all-wheel drive, an “Off-Road Mode” that adds hill descent control and optimized traction control, and body cladding to protect your precious paint from the harmful stones you’ll be kicking up on all your off-road adventures.

The Alltrack also gets a slightly more luxurious feel, with leatherette seats as standard, as well as unique dash pad trim, ambient lighting, and aluminum pedal covers. It will initially come with a six-speed dual clutch DSG automatic transmission, but a six-speed manual will be coming later in the year.

The top of the line Golf R also gets new driver assistance features in 2017. With DCC and Nav, you get Forward Collision warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking, Blind Sport Monitor, Adaptive Cruise Control, and 19-inch Pretoria aluminum-alloy wheels.

The Jetta lineup, meanwhile, will be simplified in the coming model year. In 2017 there will only be four models: S, SE, SEL, and SEL premium, with the GLI trim now offered only in the SE trim. As a result, the Jetta Hybrid has kicked the bucket, and driver assistance features become available on lower trim lines.


The Beetle Classic, with its old-school looks, is back by popular demand, while the #PinkBeetle and the Beetle Dune will both be offered in Coupe and Convertible.

New Wolfsburg Editions will be added to the Touareg, the Tiguan, and the Golf. For each, the Wolfsburg Edition will be a luxury focused model, providing a number of design enhancements.

The CC and Passat lines also see some minor trim level changes. More information on those can be found in Volkswagen’s press release.