In May, Volkswagen released technical details of the next-gen 2015 Passat. Now, extensive details and images about the 2015 Volkswagen Passat have emerged through a leaked presentation, prior to next month’s confirmed official unveiling. The 2015 Volkswagen Passat is scheduled to make its public debut at the Paris Motor Show in October.
On the mechanical front, the 2015 Volkswagen Passat will be offered with a host of petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol engine lineup will include two 1.4 TSIs with 125 PS (92 kW) and 150 PS (110 kW), with the latter featuring Active Cylinder Technology (ACT). Also on offer would be a 1.8 TSI with 180 PS (132 kW) and two 2.0-liter TSIs with 220 PS (162 kW) and a whopping 280 PS (206 kW). The diesel engine range will include a 1.6-liter TDI with 120 PS (88 kW) along with three 2.0-liter TDIs delivering 150 PS (110 kW), 190 PS (140 kW) and 240 PS (176 kW). All these engines meet Euro 6 emissions standards. The German car maker is also planning a plug-in hybrid version with an electric motor and a 9.9 kWh battery pack with a maximum electric range of around 31 miles (50 km) and a combined range of 600 miles (966 km). On this version, the charging socket will be positioned in the badge on the front grille.
The upcoming new gen model of the Passat will make use of advanced materials – including high-strength, hot-formed steel and aluminium in certain areas. Thanks to all these, the new 2015 Passat shaves off upto 85 kg of weight compared to its predecessor, helping it to claim expected fuel-efficiency improvements of up to 20 per cent. Despite exterior dimensions that are actually marginally smaller than those of the previous Passat, interior space is improved, with more leg- and head-room, as well as increased luggage space.
Other new technology which will be seen on the new Passat includes the Active Info Display, which replaces the instrument cluster with a fully configurable interactive 12.3-inch TFT display; a heads-up display; the latest Modular Infotainment System, including the Car-Net remote app; a further-developed 360-degree Area View function; and the latest generation of Park Assist. This newly developed Park Assist includes the option for the car to park itself forwards into perpendicular spaces.
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