The countdown has actually started: the 30 millionth Passat will leave the assembly line this spring. This landmark makes it the most effective mid-size model worldwide. Which’s not all. After the Golf (35 million vehicles)– and ahead of the famous Beetle (21.5 million systems)– the Volkswagen Passat is among the 3 most popular vehicles from Volkswagen to date. Something is particular: the 30 millionth Passat will be among the very first examples of the substantially improved 8th generation. A significant technical upgrade sees the new Passat integrate the newest brand name developments. Pre-sales will begin in May 2019 in some European nations and the marketplace launch will begin with completion of August 2019 onwards (Germany).
IQ.DRIVE is the new umbrella brand name for Volkswagen help systems. From now on, the technologies associated with autonomous driving will be bundled under the IQ.DRIVE label. An example is the new Travel Assist. The Volkswagen Passat will be the very first Volkswagen that is capable of partly automated driving throughout almost the entire speed range (0 to 210 km/h). Together with its support system, the Passat represents the most sophisticated variation of IQ.DRIVE yet seen.
LEDs fine-tune the style
Volkswagen has fine-tuned the Passat’s style for a much more commanding existence on the roadway in either saloon or estate type. The front and rear bumpers, the radiator grille and the Passat logo design, now situated centrally at the back, have actually all been upgraded. In addition, new LED headlights, LED daytime running lights, LED fog lights, and LED tail light clusters guarantee an unique style. Colours like Lapiz Blue, Bottlegreen, and Sandgold are new to the Volkswagen Passat. In addition, 4 new designs of 17, 18, and 19-inch alloy wheels extend the wheel range.
Particle filters as requirement
An extra emphasize is the recently established 2.0 TDI Evo– an extremely effective turbo diesel motor with an output of 110 kW/ 150 PS that produces 10 g/km less CO2 compared to the comparable engine in the predecessor. The 2.0 TDI Evo is the leader of a new generation of diesel motor. The powerplant range likewise consists of 3 petrol engines (TSI) with 110 kW/ 150 PS, 140 kW/ 190 PS, and 200 kW/ 272 PS in addition to 3 diesel motor (TDI); the latter provide 88 kW/ 120 PS, 140 kW/ 190 PS, and 176 kW/ 240 PS respectively. All TSI and TDI systems satisfy the requirements of the Euro 6d-TEMP emission requirement. In addition, every new Passat– whether a petrol or diesel motor– is geared up with a particle filter.
Passat GTE and Passat Variant GTE– Zero emissions in the city
Volkswagen will introduce the new Passat GTE with an improved plug-in hybrid drive as both saloon and estate models. The mix of electrical motor and petrol engine brings fantastic advantages: On the one hand, the GTE models with their mix of electrical drive motor and effective turbocharged petrol engine (160 kW/ 218 PS system power) offer the advantages of a long-distance vehicle. On the other, they can be utilized as a zero-emission vehicle in the city environment. With the new Passat, this now works a lot more remarkably since the new GTE is geared up with an even bigger battery. The battery’s energy material has actually been increased from 9.9 kWh to 13.0 kWh– a plus of 31 percent. The pure electrical range was hence extended alike. This is now as much as approx. 55 km in the new, practical WLTP cycle; this is comparable to a variety of around 70 km in the old cycle (NEDC) (20 km more than the predecessor). In addition, a new operating mode setup has actually made it a lot easier to book enough battery capability for the target location in a city. The plug-in hybrid drive is advised for the majority of commuters as the perfect engine and the Volkswagen Passat GTE can be utilized as a zero-emission vehicle in a targeted way in metropolitan locations and can for that reason be exempt from roadway tolls in significant cities such as London (blockage charge).