Updated VW Passat: 218-strong hybrid and the like autopilot

In contrast to obsolete models for the American market, the European Passat is built on a modern, modular platform MQB. Externally, the car changed only in detail: the bumpers have become more textured, tweaked grille, and optics became a matrix-led in all trim levels. The boot capacity of the wagon varies from 650 to 1780 litres, the sedan compared to the “barn” is more modest — 586 L.

In the cabin there’s a new digital instrument panel with improved graphics, sockets format the USB Type-C and an updated media system with a large set of services — updated Passat can now automatically pay for Parking remotely monitor the condition of the car, to distribute Wi-Fi and transmit the electronic key to your friends.

The model received also a system of electronic assistants driver IQ.Drive — the Passat for the first time became semi-Autonomous and can go on the highway, maintaining speed and following the markup, as well as yourself tragas in traffic.

New VW Passat: the ancient platform and only one motor

In the motor line place 150-HP 1.4 TSI engine took a-liter-motor Assembly. There are also a whole range of turbo diesel volume of 1.6 and 2.0 liters, which meets the emission standards Euro 6.

Rechargeable hybrid Passat GTE at the base petrol 1.4 TSI and electric motor develops a total of 218 horsepower. The reserve was increased to 55 km cycle WLTP, or up to 70 km on the NEDC method.

In Europe, pre-orders for the new Passat begin to take in may, living cars will arrive in dealerships in autumn. Last year in the markets of the Old world, Volkswagen has sold 183 of 249 copies of this model and about 90% of them were “sheds” — among the wagons, the Passat is equal to sales no.

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