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Manual Transmission VWs Have Many Benefits

If you’re of a certain age, you remember that it was a big deal when your father (or mother) taught you how to drive a stick. The ability to deftly move between three different pedals and smoothly transition from one gear to another was a real rite of passage into adulthood. According to government data, the day of the stick shift is quickly becoming a thing of the past. Just 3.1 percent of all new vehicles delivered in the U.S. had a true manual gear shifter last year. Volkswagen is attempting to reverse that trend and bring the excitement back to driving with vehicles such as the 2017 VW Golf Alltrack.

Now in Stock at Chapman

Now in stock at Chapman Volkswagen Scottsdale, the VW Golf Alltrack comes with all-wheel drive and a six-speed manual transmission. Aside from the manual transmission’s ability to repel car theft, there are other reasons to drive a stick according to Megan Garbis, VW Golf product manager for the U.S. The manual shifter “gives you a strong connection with the road and the vehicle,” Garbis noted. “A lot of our owners care about driving, and coming out of a Jetta or other Golf, we sant to give them as much as possible without compromise.”

You Can Get an Automatic

Of course, for those who are so inclined to let the car do the brunt of the work, the Alltrack comes with the option of a six-speed automatic transmission with Sport mode. Whether you choose an automatic or manual, strongly consider the $845 Driver Assistance package that includes forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, autonomous emergency braking with front assist, and park distance control. The Golf Alltrack comes in three different trim levels starting at a suggested retail price of just $25,850. All include the patented VW 4MOTION all-wheel drive system that transfers torque from the front to rear axle as needed. Features like a panoramic sunroof, keyless access, navigation and leatherette seating surfaces are available as you move up the ladder in price.

4MOTION Won’t Leave You High and Dry

Along with increased ground clearance, the VW Golf Alltrack comes with the innovative 4MOTION all-wheel drive system that automatically adapts to changing road – or trail – conditions. You won’t be shy about taking this juggernaut off-road, as the all-wheel drive system works in conjunction with an electronic differential lock to make sure you can conquer the beaten path or power through a bout with inclement weather. The 1.8L TSI turbocharged engine provides plenty of power, along with earning a highway rating of 32 mpg from the EPA. For a fun, stylish off-road vehicle that doubles as the perfect commuter, check out the 2017 VW Golf Alltrack today at Chapman Volkswagen Scottsdale.

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