Volkswagen Passat changed the generation. It is intended for the two largest car markets in the world. So far, the Chinese version is presented, and the American version will arrive later.
Volkswagen Passat is quite popular in Europe. In 2019 sedan and station wagon waiting for the next update. However, there is a second, “alternative” version of the same model, which is sold in China and the United States. This car debuted in 2011 and is now replaced by a generation.
The Chinese love cars more genuinely, so it’s not surprising that the size of the Volkswagen Passat is new. If the previous version was 4 872 mm in length, then the novelty was stretched to 4 933 mm. Note that in the European version this size is 4 767 mm. The wheelbase also increased accordingly: not 2,803 mm (as in the previous generation), but 2,871 mm. For comparison, the European version – 2 791 mm. The width and height differ slightly and make up at the Passat 1,836 and 1,465 mm, respectively.
Motor line is the same as its predecessor. Sedans with a 2.0-liter TSI turbocharged gasoline engine will be the first to enter the Chinese market in two forms: 186 and 220 hp. It offers a seven-speed automatic transmission DSG model DQ381 with two wet clutches. Then the younger version will get to the dealers: it is equipped with a 150-horsepower TSI engine with a volume of 1.4 liters. In addition, the family will replenish the rechargeable hybrid based on a less powerful version.
The exterior of the “alternative” Passat is distinguished by a large chrome grille (similar to the similar element in the current Touareg), as well as additional windows located in the rear roof pillars (the European sedan has no such).
The equipment of the basic version of the Chinese new VW Passat includes LED headlights, turn signals in the form of a “running line”, multimedia with a 9.2-inch screen, as well as a virtual instrument cluster on a 10.25-inch display. Optionally available are matrix adaptive headlights, electric front seats with massage function, all-round camera, projection display, glass roof, electric trunk lid.
Production of the new Passat will be arranged at the facilities of the joint venture Shanghai Volkswagen. In the US, the model is produced at a local plant, which is located in the state of Tennessee. The American version of the big Passat company will present in the coming months. The car will presumably be different from the “brother” of the PRC filling kits and engine range.