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We're loving the customized Golf Alltrack.

Volkswagen recently showcased several wacky concept cars at the 2019 SOWO (Southern Wörthersee): The European Experience on Hutchinson Island, Savannah, Georgia. All seven are based on production models in VW's current lineup and feature an assortment of sporty performance add-ons and visual enhancements.

Our pick of the bunch is the Golf Alltrack Combi Concept Golf that takes elements from several Golf models to create a unique-looking wagon. It started out as a 2019 Golf Alltrack in SEL but features a front bumper from the Golf GTE, a Golf GTD short shifter, and a rear spoiler from the Golf GTI Rabbit Edition. Other components include a set of adjustable lowering springs, custom 90's-themed graphics, tinted windows, Volkswagen Accessories base carrier bars with an integrated LED light bar, and a cargo box. This concept was created at the Volkswagen Technical Service Center in Auburn Hills, MI.

Next up is, the Confetti Concept. Based on the limited-run 2019 GTI Rabbit Edition, the Confetti Concept is covered in a wrap decorated with Rabbit logos arranged in a confetti-like pattern. It rides on 19-inch wheels, with custom Rotiform Aerodisk wheel covers, and features adjustable lowering springs, tinted windows, and carrier bars with a Thule Canyon XT Cargo Basket.

Representing sedans is the Super Touring Concept created in collaboration with Fifteen52. Based on a 2019 Jetta GLI Autobahn, the concept is the reveal vehicle for a set of brand-new Fifteen52 wheels. Additional equipment includes K&W Variant 3 DDC coilovers, sport spoiler, brake kit, extended exhaust, and tinted windows.

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The Arteon R-Line SEMA Concept, on the other hand, was developed in collaboration with Vossen Wheels and was first shown in the Vossen Gallery during the 2019 SEMA show. It features a Pure White coating covered by XPEL STEALTH satin paint protection film, sits three inches lower to the ground, and rides on a set of 21-inch Vossen Forged M-X4T wheels. After SEMA, this concept was fitted with a custom valence kit and aluminum floor mats by Luft Technik, and a 14.9-inch front big brake kit by Forge Motorsport.

For SUV lovers, the Tiguan Adventure Concept was designed to appeal to outdoor enthusiasts. Based on the 2019 Tiguan SEL Premium 4Motion, it features a topographic-themed wrap, H&R Adventure Raising Springs, and 18-inch Rotiform WGR wheels fitted with all-terrain tires. Other accessories include custom mats, a protection plate, a rear spoiler, aluminum side steps, base carrier bars, and a kayak carrier securing a white water kayak.

The mid-size Atlas SUV has also been given the custom treatment with the Basecamp Concept, which is designed with endurance mountain biking in mind.

Based on a Volkswagen Atlas SEL Premium, the Basecamp Concept is painted Platinum Gray and Black Uni with a matte finish and orange accents and rides on custom 17-inch wheels wrapped in all-terrain tires. Other include a custom body kit, a lift kit with coilover suspension that raises the ride height by around 1.5 inches, a roof rack system with bike holders, off-road LED light bars on the front and rear, as well as protective interior add-ons from Volkswagen Accessories.

Last but not least is the Spektrum Concept designed to showcase the 40 custom colors available with VW's Spektrum program for the Golf R. It's finished in Ginster Yellow color available as part of the program and has been customized with adjustable lowering springs, 20-inch Vossen forged wheels, tinted windows, and black lower rocker panel accents.