The 4Motion, essentially a VW’s equivalent to (parent? sister?, geez, it can be like Chinatown when it comes to VW, Porsche & Audi, huh?) Audi’s Quattro system, delivering power, as needed, to all four wheels. Makes for great driving when things get slippery, muddy, gravelly, and/or borderline rally stage-like. You know, sort of like it is now for 80% of the Northern Hemisphere (i.e. winter).
This is the third iteration of the 4mo system, so you’d think that all the kinks would be worked out (good for the repair budget), and really, it’s about time the latest Golf had this available. I’ve got nothing against Subaru’s & Mistubishi’s fine AWD systems, but the more the merrier. Besides, having it in a hatchback platform plays to my Group B desires.
“… VW is yet to reveal any details about North American availability.”
Don’t do this VW! Remember when it took you half-way to forever to get the R32 here in the states, and by the time it was here, it was 6 grand more than either a WRX or an Evo?
Don’t do that. Bring it in now, and bring it in for a reasonable price.