The new Passat Alltrack was first seen at 2011 Tokyo Auto Show and now, the news is that VW recently came out with an updated version of the popular estate. It may be noted that this car here is a ‘not-so-distant’ cousin of the Audi A4 Allroad and comes with almost all the features seen on the Bulgarian cousin. Talking about the exteriors, the Passat Alltrack has a an air of ruggedness about it, what with the front and rear underbody plates, protective black plastic cladding around the wheelarches and side sills. The car is also seen sporting a tasty set of alloys that certainly look the part. The roof rails and the ORVMs come finished in a does of chrome. The Passat based Estate now comes with a better ground clearance (165mm as compared with 135mm), a better approach angle (16 degrees again 13.5 previously) and a ramp angle that has been moved to 12.8 from 9.5 degrees previously. As is obvious, the car comes with 4Motion all-wheel drive system. The VW Passat Alltrack comes with a choice of as many as four engines- a 2.0-liter TDI diesel with either 140PS (138bhp) or 170PS (168bhp), a 1.8-liter TSI petrol pushing out 160PS (158bhp) and a 2.0-liter TSI delivering 210PS (208bhp).
We so want this car to come to our shores. VW, are you listening?