2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Driver Assistance Systems
The Volkswagen Golf Alltrack is the newest member of the Volkswagen family and is the derivative of the Golf SportWagen. It takes the practicality and fun-to-drive experience of the SportWagen and combines it with rugged exterior styling and all-wheel drive. The 2017 VW Golf Alltrack is due to begin arriving at dealerships this October and we are all patiently awaiting its arrival. 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 below.
VW Driver Assistance Package
The Driver Assistance Package that is available on the 2017 VW Golf Alltrack S and SE adds Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking, front and rear Park Distance Control and Parking Steering Assistant. Here is a breakdown of how each driver assistance system works.
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 roadway 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 by both visually and audibly. Autonomous Emergency Braking is 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 recognizes visible lane markings and 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 the use of a turn signal, the system will countersteer and provides an audible warning and a visual signal.
Park Distance Control
This system uses 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 is activated when the reverse gear is engaged and the system has audible and visual warnings when the car starts to approach parked cars or static objects from the front or rear.
The Park Assist system can automatically steer the car into a 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 will be available soon. Give us a call at Hall Volkswagen if you are interested in seeing the 2017 Golf Alltrack as soon as it arrives at our dealership.