Volkswagen released the technical details of new Volkswagen Passat Sedan and Estate, the car’s public premiere at the Paris Motor Show in October and it will go on sale before the end of 2014 while the first deliveries in early 2015. The new Passat is up to 85 kg lighter than its current version, helping to claim a better and improvements fuel-efficiency up to 20 percent including high-strength, hot-formed steel and aluminium in certain areas.
New Volkswagen Passat technical:
The main highlight of new Volkswagen Passat is its new range of engines, which is high-performance, 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder, bi-turbo diesel produces 240PS of power and 500 Nm of maximum torque at 1,750 rpm. This engine will be available only with a new seven-speed DSG transmission and 4MOTION all-wheel drive system. While the company decided to add a plug-in hybrid model also, potential to travel 31 miles on battery power and potential and range of around 600 miles.
New Volkswagen Passat Features:
Volkswagen added a new technology called the Active Info Display, which replaces the instrument cluster with a fully configurable interactive 12.3-inch TFT display, a heads-up display; the latest Modular Infotainment System, including the Car-Net remote app; a further-developed 360-degree Area View function; and the latest generation of Park Assist. This newly developed Park Assist includes the option for the car to park itself forwards into perpendicular spaces – useful, for example at supermarket car parks, where access to the boot is important. It also includes a world-first Trailer Assist, which provides assistance when reversing a vehicle with a trailer attached – without the need for any modification or adaptation of the trailer.
All new Volkswagen Passats featured LED tail lights, halogen or LED headlights, Dynamic Light Assist, one of the two LED headlight options automatically adjusts the beam for maximum illumination of the road without dazzling other traffic.
New Volkswagen Passat Safety Features:
In-terms of safety included Side Assist with Rear Traffic Alert, Traffic Jam Assist which makes stop-and-go driving more comfortable, Emergency Assist, which can potentially halt a vehicle when the driver is incapacitated, and the latest Front Assist system with City Emergency Braking, which optionally combines both radar and camera sensors to add pedestrian detection.