Volkswagen Releases More Information About Its 2017 Models
What does the 2017 VW model lineup look like?
Can you believe 2016 is half over already? It has been a great year so far, with Volkswagen giving us details on concept cars, such as the BUDD-e, and hinting at a major SUV rollout to come in future years. Now, with 2016 at the midway point, it is time to start looking toward what Volkswagen has in store for the 2017 model year. So, what does the 2017 VW model lineup look like? Read on for what we know so far. All photos, except the #PinkBeetle and the Golf Alltrack, are of 2016 models.
2017 Volkswagen cars
The 2017 model year sees the limited edition #PinkBeetle trending right out of the gates, and a retro-look Classic model will make a return. The Beetle Dune coupe and convertible models will remain in 2017, and the overall Beetle lineup will receive a more aggressive front and rear bumper styling to make it look more like the Beetle R-Line 2.0T.
The Trend, R-Line 2.0T, and V6 Executive trims are being removed from the lineup. The 2.0T R-Line Executive will add Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking, and Adaptive Cruise Control.
Volkswagen will add a Wolfsburg Edition trim for added value to the lineup, and the four-door SE and SEL trims will be sold as order only. The e-Golf will be largely unchanged from the 2016 model.
The Golf Alltrack will have a more rugged and off-road look due to its body cladding and additional ground clearance. It will also have 4Motion all-wheel drive, and hill descent control with “Off-Road Mode.” The cargo space will be on par with compact SUVs in terms of size and versatility.
The Golf GTI will add a new high-value Sport trim with a standard Performance Package, which will also come standard on Autobahn and SE trims. It will also see the Light Assist (high-beam control) feature added to the available Driver Assistance Package on the Autobahn trim, and the S trim will be the only two-door GTI offered.
The Golf SportWagen will see new driver assistance features added to the SEL model and 4Motion all-wheel drive availability on the S trim with manual or automatic transmissions.
The Golf R will see new driver assistance features added to the topline Golf R, and Light Assist will be added to the Driver Assistance Package for the top trim.
The Jetta lineup will be slimmed down to just four trims: the S, SE, SEL, and SEL premium (order only). The Jetta Hybrid will be discontinued, and the Jetta GLI will be offered only in the high-value SE trim. A rearview camera will now be standard on the base S trim, and more driver assistance features will be added to lower trim levels.
2017 Volkswagen SUVs
The Tiguan will see two new trims joining the lineup: the Wolfsburg and the Sport. The R-Line and SE trims are being removed from the lineup. A newly available leather package will make for a luxurious addition to the S, Sport, and Wolfsburg trims.
As you can see, 2017 is shaping up to be an exciting year for our favorite brand! Keep in touch with the Owens Murphy Volkswagen blog for more updates on the 2017 model lineup as they become available!