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2015 Volkswagen Passat technical details out

Team OD  /
27 May 2014 12:48:04 IST

Volkswagen has revealed technical details of the all-new Passat saloon and estate which will be unveiled to the public at the Paris Motor Show this October.

The new Passat is 85 kilos lighter than its predecessor, due to the use of high strength, hot-formed steel and aluminum in its construction. Volkswagen claims that the new Passat's fuel efficiency is also up by 20 per cent.

2015 Volkswagen Passat preview (2)The headlamps look sharper

The 2015 Passat is slightly smaller in size compared to its predecessor. But Volkswagen claims it offers more space, legroom and headroom and that the luggage space has been increased in the new Passat.

Volkswagen's new Passat features a 2.0-litre TDI bi-turbo diesel engine, capable of delivering 240PS and a torque of 500Nm from 1,750rpm. This engine is available with a seven-speed DSG gearbox and a 4MOTION all-wheel drive.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="99%"]2015 Volkswagen Passat preview (1) The 2.0-litre TDI bi-turbo diesel engine is available with a seven-speed DSG gearbox and a 4MOTION all-wheel drive[/caption]

Also confirmed is a plug-in hybrid model which has a range of 50km on electricity and 965km overall.

2015 Volkswagen Passat preview (3)Though the new Passat is smaller than the outgoing one, it claims to be more roomier

The Passat will feature technologies like 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. The latter includes the option for the car to park itself forward into perpendicular spaces as well as Trailer Assist, which provides assistance when reversing a vehicle with a trailer attached.

An array of high-tech options have been introduced too, including full LED headlights that use an on-board camera to prevent blinding other cars and illuminate around corners, as well as LED taillights as standard.

The 2015 Passat will also feature all standard safety features like ABS, Airbags, EBD, hill hold etc. Apart from this, you will also get rear traffic alert, emergency assist, traffic jam assist, side assist, front assist, city emergency braking, etc.

The first deliveries in U.K are expected to start by beginning of 2015.

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2015 Volkswagen Passat technical details out Volkswagen has revealed the first technical details of the all-new Passat Saloon and Estate, ahead of the cars' unveiling in July and their public premiere at the Paris Motor Show in October. The eighth-generation Passat will bring with it a range of new technologies and features, to ensure that even after 41 years and over 23 million sales worldwide, it remains as competitive as ever. Thanks to the use of advanced materials including high-strength, hot-formed steel and aluminium in certain areas the new Passat is up to 85 kg lighter than 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. A highlight of the Passat's new range of engines is a high-performance, four-cylinder, 2.0-litre, bi-turbo diesel delivering 240 PS and an extraordinary 500 Nm from 1,750 rpm. This engine will be available only with a new seven-speed DSG gearbox and 4MOTION all-wheel drive. A plug-in hybrid model will also be offered, with potential to travel 31 miles on battery power alone, and with a potential maximum range of around 600 miles. Other new technology to be offered 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 useful, for example at supermarket car parks, where access to the boot is important. It also includes a world-first Trailer Assist, which provides assistance when reversing a vehicle with a trailer attached without the need for any modification or adaptation of the trailer. Other safety technology includes Side Assist with Rear Traffic Alert; Traffic Jam Assist which makes stop-and-go driving more comfortable; Emergency Assist, which can potentially halt a vehicle when the driver is incapacitated; and the latest Front Assist system with City Emergency Braking, which optionally combines both radar and camera sensors to add pedestrian detection. All new Passats will feature LED tail lights, while headlights will be halogen or LED. In conjunction with Dynamic Light Assist, one of the two LED headlight options automatically adjusts the beam for maximum illumination of the road without dazzling other traffic. Further details and first pictures of the Passat will be available in early July, ahead of the car's public unveiling at the Paris Motor Show in October. UK sales will start before the end of the year, with first deliveries expected in early 2015.
  

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