VW introduced the updated Passat for EuropeFebruary 6, 2019
Although the Passat model for Europe looks alike on its predecessor, there are still changes. Revised front and buildings bumper, as well as a slightly modified front grille. VW also changed some LED headlights and taillights, as well as daytime running lights and even fog lights. The main headlights have a matrix version and were adapted from the flagship Touareg, introduced in 2018.
One of the distinctive features of the 2019 Passat is an expanded set of auxiliary systems that provide partially automated driving at speeds up to 210 km / h.
The car can be equipped with intelligent cruise control, lane traffic assistant, emergency steering system, parking assistance system. Another important novelty is the use of an electromechanical brake booster for faster braking.
The European novelty will receive gasoline and diesel engines, which are now equipped with a diesel particulate filter to reduce the amount of harmful emissions. We are talking about three TSI petrol engines with 150, 190 and 272 horsepower, as well as three diesel TDI engines with 120, 190 and 240 hp.
In conclusion, we note that the European Passat, starting from 2023, will be assembled in the Czech Republic, at the Skoda plant.
The hybrid plug-in Passat GTE has also been updated and can now travel up to 55 km on electricity. Start receiving applications for the mid-size sedan VW Passat 2019 in Europe will begin in May, and the first deliveries are scheduled for late August.
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