Volkswagen is ready to launch its eight generation Volkswagen Passat with a facelift in India at an estimated price of Rs 22 - 27 lakh.It is expected to launch in 1st quater of 2017.
Updated Passat looks more sleeker and wider than its predecessor and brings company design language to next level. It gets many modification regarding interior and exterior. Its front facade gets major modifications, radiator grille has been widened, chrome strip on top is extended to edges of headlight cluster. Inside, new dashboard and instrument cluster, analogue clock which is placed above Infotainment, revised steering wheel and floor console. It is expected to have Volkswagen latest MQB platform which will improve its overall performance & help to reduce its total weight by 85 Kgs.
It will be powered by 4 cylinder petrol and diesel engine. It will have 2.0 L TDI diesel engine with a turbocharger incorporated in it producing power of 187bhp and 1.4 L TSI petrol engine, which is expected to have 125bhp of power. Diesel engine give milegae of 16-18 kmph and petrol engine will have mileage of 15 kmph. Both these engines could be offered with a choice of seven speed DSG & manual automatic gearbox option.