Passat is one of the models, right after the Golf, in which the company has invested a lot and have high expectations. It is the same and with the new model, which as a redesigned model in many aspects will to appear at the Paris Motor Show in September this year. A few months after presentation, is expected to appear in showrooms around the world. Redesigned, innovative, reliable, 2015 VW Passat comes on a new platform, named as MQB platform. 2015 VW Passat continues the successful series production of the current version, MkCII, which was introduced 3 years ago.
This MQB platform will be in use for both the most popular models from VW Company, Passat and Golf. This is the first time that company decided on this step. It indicates that this concept must be high quality. One of changes with this platform is larger sizes of chassis for the 2015 VW Passat. Introducing lighter materials for building this model indicated on reduced vehicle weight, and it will be less about 90 kg. Consequently, fuel economy and CO2 will be also improved with this feature.
2015 VW Passat: Changes
Major changes are expected in the exterior of the new 2015 VW Passat. Procedures that will be done will give a brand new, elegant appearance model. Innovations are expected in appearance roofline, grille, and in the design of the front and rear lights. Concepts like CrossBlue and Sportsvan were the inspiration for a new form of grille, which is now somewhat thinner. The same is the case with front lights.
In relation to its predecessors, this model would have the maximum internal volume so far. 2015 Passat takes over the interior from the previous model, with a small interventions in it. This will primarily be a new dashboard with advanced technical features and more gadgets. It is understood that the interior will be constructed of high quality materials, with small additional details.
As for powertrain for 2015 VW Passat, it is expected to come in diesel and hybrid variant. The first one is a 2.0-liter TDI diesel engine that delivers more than 200 horse power. This is the same engine as for Golf. If you choose this type of engine, it comes with all-wheel drive mode. The other type is a 3.0-liter TwinTurbo VR6 engine that produce over 400 jorse power, and also comes with all-wheel drive. This type of engine is also for hybrid model. As for hybrid, it will be and with 1.4-liter TSI petrol engine (with litium-ion battery, sure). This gives great result in fuel economy and CO2 emission (less than 60 g/km), better even than Mazda 6 and Ford Mondeo. For the other engines, fuel economy is rated as 20/43 mpg in the city/highway drive.
Starting price will depend of engine type, accessories and the other additional equipments. 2015 VW Passat will have probably higher price than the previous model, which price is in range between $ 21,000 and $ 35,000.