2015 Volkswagen Passat is expected to be in the market by July and it will be 85 kg lighter to the current model with 237 bhp. It will also be found in the plug-in hybrid and Bi-Turbo powertrains. It will also be larger compared to the old model. Passat is one of the best VW cars sold since its first release in the market. Even if the exterior of the car is not yet known but it is expected to look as Golf with the roofline that looks like coupe. It will be closing the gap that exists between the CC variant and Passat Saloon.
2015 Volkswagen Passat: Concept, Specs
The car is expected to be on the stretched MQB platform and because of the use of high strength and vacuum formed steel, it will have less weight. Even if the overall length will be reduced, having a longer wheelbase, shorter overhands will offer a large room for the passenger than the predecessor model. An electric tailgate allows the user to open the hatch by waving the foot under a bumper or and it will close automatically and lock itself when the user walks away. It is easy to expand the cargo area by folding the rear seats while the dual boot floor with the runners section may help to slide heavy boxes to the back and this boosts the functionality.
2015 Volkswagen Passat: Engine, MPG, 2.0 TDI
2015 Volkswagen Passat will have many options for its engine. The car may have the new engine of 237 bhp of 2.0 TDI, Bi Turbo Engine with 500 Nm of the torque. This is a 62 hp and 120 Nm over the previous engines. The engine will work with a reversed DSG gearbox of seven- speed. It is re-engineered in order to cope with the torque of 500 Nm. In the version of four wheel drive version and it will be able to return of the 53 mpg.
2015 Volkswagen Passat: Plug-In Hybrid
Another engine expected to be in 2015 Volkswagen Passat is a plug in hybrid version that uses the same modular powertrain like Golf GTE. This engine will combine 154 bhp, 154 TSI engine together with an electric motor of 107 bhp. It will be able to produce 208 bhp with a total range of more than 620 miles within the fill ups. The fuel economy with the CO2 emission has to be close to that of the GTE of 188 mpg with a 35 g/km. Other engines may be 1.6 TDI of 118 bhp; the 2.0 TDI has 148 bhp, 188 bhp and 237 bhp. The petrol options will include 1.4 TSI with the 123 bhp or 148 bhp while the latter will have an ACT cylinder.
2015 Volkswagen Passat: Interior, Price, Release
The interior of 2015 Volkswagen Passat will have many types of equipment that were introduced. These equipments are LED headlights, on-board camera, illumination on the corners, and full LED taillights. Some of the driver assistance devices include emergency assist, autonomous braking, trailer assist and traffic jam assist. The latest technology in the car includes the MIB II infotainment system with facelift from Polo. The car will have a touchscreen from 5.8 to 8 inch. The car is expected to be in the market after its launch in Paris Motor Show and it will be sold at 21,000 pounds for the base level car.