2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Driver Assistance Systems
The all-new 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack is an affordable, practical and fun-to-drive hatchback. Powered by a fuel-efficient 1.8-liter TSI turbocharged and direct-injection four-cylinder engine, the Golf Alltrack gets 170 horsepower and features the latest generation 4Motion all-wheel drive system.
The Golf Alltrack will be available in three trims S, SE and SEL and the Alltrack is due to arrive at dealerships in October. Volkswagen is offering the Golf Alltrack S and SE with a Driver Assistance Package and the Alltrack SEL with the Driver Assistance and Lighting Package which includes numerous driver assistance systems. See the available 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack driver assistance systems and their descriptions below.
Adaptive Cruise Control
This system uses forward facing radar to maintain a set speed while helping maintain a set distance to the vehicle in front. When the road ahead of the vehicle is empty, the system maintains the set speed. Alltrack models fitted with the automatic transmissions and Adaptive Cruise Control can match the speed of a vehicle in front and come to a stop, as well as resume ACC after the driver presses the accelerator pedal or the resume button on the steering wheel.
Forward Collision Warning
The system helps warn the driver of critical front-end collision situations both visually and audibly. Autonomous Emergency Braking is then activated to slow the vehicle if the driver fails to brake. If the brake pedal is applied but the driver brakes too lightly, the brake pressure is increased by the system.
Lane Departure Warning
The system’s camera can recognize visible lane markings and by using a special algorithm, it can calculate the risk of the car leaving the lane. If the driver takes their hands off the wheel for a defined period of time, or the vehicle crosses a lane marking without use of a turn signal, the system countersteers and later provides an audible warning and a visual warning in the instrument cluster, asking the driver to take over steering.
Park Distance Control
By using ultrasonic sensors located in the front and rear bumpers to monitor a range of up to five feet in front or behind the vehicle, the system provides guidance when parking or in tight situations when the reverse gear is engaged or the vehicle is below a speed of 9 mph. The system has audible and visual warnings when the car starts to approach parked cars or static objects from the front or rear.
The system can automatically steer the car into parallel and perpendicular parking spaces in reverse. After pressing the Park Assist button, once for parallel and twice for perpendicular, the driver only needs to activate the accelerator pedal and brake once a gear is selected.
The 2017 VW Golf Alltrack is due to arrive at dealerships this October. If you are interested in test driving the all-new Alltrack when it arrives, please contact us at Volkswagen Santa Monica.