What is known about the new version of the Volkswagen Passat sedan?September 16, 2018
A couple of hours ago, our colleagues published a couple of photos of the updated Volkswagen Passat model – the car was completely without disguise! Judging by these pictures, you can judge that the appearance of the sedan has much in common with the flagship lift elevator Arteon. The start of Passat sales is scheduled for next year.
I want to note to begin with that the elevator Volkswagen Arteon is the flagship model of the German brand. The car was introduced in March last year, and its official sales started in the summer of 2017. A close look at the published photos shows that when creating the exterior of the new Volkswagen Passat, the designers of the German company, as they say, were inspired by the appearance of the flagship liftback Volkswagen Arteon.
Our friends insiders also report that the Volkswagen company management is going to present a hybrid modification of its mid-size Volkswagen Passat sedan – this car will get a GTE prefix. It is possible that an eco-friendly modification of the novelty will be available for purchase from the first days of the beginning of sales.
It is also known that the brand-new Volkswagen Passat, which will be positioned as a 2019 model year car, will receive a modernized modular MQB platform, and thanks to the efforts of the brand engineers, it was possible to significantly improve the strength and rigidity of the body. The design of the model now uses a greater number of aluminum, which is why the total weight of the novelty is less for a couple of kilograms, which in turn will have a beneficial effect on the handling of the car and reducing fuel consumption. About the changes that will occur in the engine range of new items so far nothing is known. For some reason it seems to me that Volkswagen guys will not significantly change the Passat engines – most likely, they will be slightly optimized, and their power may be slightly increased.
Now a few words about the interior of the German mid-sized sedan. Just want to note the presence in the Volkswagen Passat interior completely digital instrument panel, as well as a fairly large screen infotainment system. As representatives of the German brand assure us, now, at furnishing of the car interior materials of higher quality are used.
Finally, I note that the official start of sales of the updated German sedan Volkswagen Passat is scheduled for next year.
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