PASSAT SEEMS DETERMINED TO MAINTAIN ITS LEADERSHIP WITH ITS RENOVATED DESIGN AND INCREASED LEVEL OF EQUIPMENT.
In the European and the Turkish market, VW Passat, which is renovated by having an extensive make over, is one of the most assertive vehicles in its class. The vehicle that was getting ready for the launching of its eight-generation at the Paris Motor Show, which is going to open its doors in September, couldn’t wait for the exhibition to unveil its new face. Passat that embraces its new elite appearance thanks to its new front design, headlights, and taillights, which make a reference to its big brother Phaeton, is going to strengthen its place on the market. In the interior of the vehicle, which also had a makeover, the quality standards are set higher with a customizable 12.3-inch LCD display, the increased quality of materials and craftsmanship.
Now its lighter
The weight of the vehicle have been reduced by an average of 85 kg and the engines used in vehicles have become more economic by 20 percent compared to the older versions. While the interior offers a spacious area for passengers’ use, the knee space is increased by 33 mm and the luggage cappacity is increased by 21 lt making it to reach to 586 lt. The new Passat uses MQB modular platform. A plug-in hybrid version powered by a 1.4 TBI (109hp) electric motor is going to be offered for the first time. The hybrid version is going to reach to a 50 km range on an only 80 kW electric motor. The new Passat, which has been on sale in Europe since the second week of July, is going to be put on the Turkish market in the first months of the coming year as the ‘2015 model.’ A significant change on the price of the car has not been expected despite its renovated design and increased level of equipment.
High level of safety
When VW Passat was being renovated, the high level of safety was of the utmost importance in mind. The new Passat presents many safety functions such as inner-city emergency breaking system, automated parking functions, pedestrian detection function, and 360-degree multi-camera system. Each engine version comes with an option of DSG, and four-wheel drive.