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The Volkswagen Passat is a premium range sedan which has been appreciated throughout the world for its fascinating looks and superior performance. The German auto giant rolled-out a new age version of this car - Volkswagen Passat BlueMotion TDI – in the Indian market in March 2011. The new Passat model comes powered by a 2.0 liter diesel engine which is capable of delivering a peak power of 170 bhp along with a peak torque of 350 Nm. The new age Passat has higher fuel efficiency and a considerably low emission level. The BlueMotion Passat further comes blessed with fuel saving features like longer gear ratios, reduced engine idle speed and Start-stop technology.
Earlier, Volkswagen India had discontinued the diesel version of the car - Passat Highline DSG – which was then replaced by a new TSI petrol engine.
The new Passat also carries all-new head lights, tail lights, bumpers, fog lamps, front grille, new shade for leather upholstery, and newly designed instrument cluster. The new Passat is claimed to be the most fuel efficient car in its segment with a mileage around 15 KMPL.
The Volkswagen Passat is available in the price bracket of Rs 20.18 lakhs to Rs 25.65 lakhs, where it is competing with the likes of Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Maruti Kizashi, etc. The Passat is currently available in three variants including Trendline, Comfortline and Highline.
Engine & Specifications of the Volkswagen Passat
As mentioned above, the new Passat model comes blessed with 2.0 litre, TDi BlueMotion engine which is capable of generating a massive peak power of 170 Bhp along with a peak torque of 350 Nm. The powerful engine of the Passat offers a torque 350 Nm, since it has been optimized for longer ratios.
Performance of the Volkswagen Passat
The new age BlueMotion technologies of the new Passat not only offers an experience of sheer luxury but it also provides an eco-friendly and efficient approach to mobility. The new technology decreases the carbon emission to a very low level. Moreover, both manual and DSG transmissions of the car have been optimized for longer ratios, early upshifts and delayed downshifts, enhancing the energy efficiency of the car. The new Passat is blessed with Auto start-stop technology that turns the engine off automatically whenever you are in a traffic jam or at a red light. In addition to this, the new Brake energy recuperation technology recharges the battery every time you apply brakes on the car.
Interior, Exterior & Safety Features of the VW Passat
As mentioned above, the new Passat comes blessed with all new head lights, tail lights, bumpers, fog lamps and front grille. Inside, the car carries a new shade for leather upholstery, and newly designed instrument cluster.
The Passat is available in five colours including White, Black, Brown, Pearl and Silver. The major comfort & convenience features of the Passat include Power steering, Power windows and Remote central locking, Automatic climate control system, Reverse assist camera and parking sensors, 'Napa' leather upholstery, 16 inch "Barcelona" Alloy wheels (set of 5), LED Daytime running lights and Electric slide/tilt sunroof.
The VW Passat is blessed with a range of new age safety features including Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), ABS with brake assist, ASR, EDL and TCS.
10 March 2015, 17:12 IST by Nikhil Puthran
German carmaker Volkswagen has received a new jewel on its crown by winning a new title, “Car of the year 2015” by the new Passat in Europe's automobile markets. The award is
04 March 2015, 12:59 IST by Roger Dsouza
Volkswagen Passat won the award for the 2015 European Car of the Year after beating BMW 2-Series Active Tourer, Ford Mondeo and Renault Twingo. The stylish sedan, known for its wide range of
01 December 2014, 12:56 IST by Roger Dsouza
Car maker Volkswagen has commenced deliveries of 2015 Passat in Germany. This sedan is based on the new MQB platform and features a new design that has optimised its efficiency by reducing its
04 July 2014, 12:33 IST by Roger Dsouza
German auto giant, Volkswagen has released first official images of 2015 Passat premium saloon. The public display of updated Passat will be done later this year in October at the 2014 Paris Motor
11 June 2014, 17:00 IST by Aditya Chatterjee
German auto major, Volkswagen has released first teaser image of the new 2015 Passat premium sedan ahead of its global online unveiling scheduled on July 3, 2014. The online unveiling of the new
27 May 2014, 10:53 IST by Roger Dsouza
German auto maker, Volkswagen has confirmed unveiling of new Passat premium saloon and estate. The unveiling will be done in the month of July prior to the 2014 Paris Motor Show, where the new
22 May 2014, 12:27 IST by Aditya Chatterjee
Sketches of new generation Volkswagen Passat have gone viral on interweb. Along with various global markets, Volkswagen will launch the new version of Passat premium saloon in India also. From the
30 April 2014, 15:44 IST by Roger Dsouza
German car manufacturer Volkswagen is expected to unveil the new generation Passat saloon at the 2014 Paris Motor Show in October. The vehicle has been spied during its test rounds in China. The
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