All features big and small
The Golf Alltrack I’m driving has been kitted out with the Sport Luxury Package, which includes 18” Canyon alloy wheels, a Panoramic electric glass sunroof that offers fantastic views of tree canopies even from the backseat, steering wheel gearshift paddles plus dark-tinted rear side and rear windows.
The optional package is the cream on top of what is a very generous list of standard features. There are those that make the vehicle easy to live with day-to-day, such as the Vienna leather appointed seats, Keyless Access, clever storage options, ISOFIX child seat anchorage points and an impressive 605L of boot space (expandable to 1620L with the rear seats down).
And there are the small touches here and there that are a delight to discover for the first time, such as the flat-bottomed multi-function steering wheel usually found in sporty models, the luggage partition net separating passenger cabin from boot space and the elegant stainless steel door sill inlays with Alltrack lettering. The metallic effect extends all over the vehicle, too, with its silver side sill extensions and underbody trim, plus chrome roof rails and exposed chrome exhaust tailpipes, left and right.