Volkswagen previews upcoming Passat

Volkswagen has released the first technical details and sketches of the all-new, 8th-generation Passat, which will make its global debut in July before a public premiere at the Paris Motor Show in October.

The future Passat will be 85 kilograms lighter and 20% more fuel-efficient than the outgoing model. It will also offer extra legroom and headroom, not to mention a larger trunk.

A highlight of the Passat’s new range of engines is a high-performance, 2.0L, 4-cylinder twin-turbo diesel producing 237 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque from 1,750 rpm. This engine will be available only with a new 7-speed DSG gearbox and 4MOTION all-wheel drive. A plug-in hybrid model will also be offered, with potential to travel 50 kilometres on battery power alone, and around 965 kilometres combined.

A fully configurable and interactive 12.3” TFT display, head-up display technology, the latest Modular Infotainment System, a 360-degree Area View function, and the latest generation of Park Assist are just some of the available features on the new Volkswagen Passat.

Deliveries will begin in early 2015.

Volkswagen previews upcoming Passat

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