The 2015 Volkswagen Passat designed for the European market will have its premiere at the Paris Motor Show in October this year. The new model will be completely redesigned, with many new treats to all its lovers. To start with, the 2015 Volkswagen Passat will have a more modern and attractive look. The exterior will be dynamic and bold, but it will keep its level of elegance and style. Furthermore, the interior will also be altered, and although the manufacturer didn’t publish any photo of the cabin, they say it will be more spacious, luxurious and better equipped. In addition, the new model will be lighter, which will affect its fuel efficiency and handling, and it will also offer more powertrain options to choose from. There will be some additional changes as well, and they will be published during summer, alongside with some photos. The European model of the 2015 Volkswagen Passat will be offered in two body styles, as a sedan and as a station wagon. The U.S-spec VW Passat will not be changed this year, but it should have a full redesign in 2016.
2015 Volkswagen Passat Redesigned Exterior
The new Euro-spec 2015 Volkswagen Passat will have new exterior. Not all the details about it have been announced, but we know for sure that the new model will feature LED headlights which will replace the daytime running LEDs. Now, all lights will be LED. In addition, the new model will have a redesigned front fascia and grille, while the middle part will remain more or less unchanged. Also, the redesign will include new taillights as well as a reshaped rear bumper. The new Passat will feature many styling cues borrowed from its predecessor, but they will be nicely combined with the details seen on the VW’s concepts such as NMC and T-Roc. The overall appearance will be very modern and dynamic. In addition, the new model will use a MQB platform, which will support both the sedan and station wagon. The new model will be smaller in all sizes, but the manufacturer said it will provide more cargo space and comfort than the current model thanks to “clever packing”. Moreover, the new model will be using more aluminum and high-strength steel, which will result in weigh reduction. The 2015 Passat will weigh 187 pounds less than its predecessor.
Interior, Gadgets And Systems
As for the interior, the 2015 Volkswagen Passat will have its cabin redesigned. We already mentioned that it will be more spacious, but it will also feature more quality materials. The new model will also offer a lot of high-tech gadgets, including a 12.3-inch TFT screen. In addition, the model will use the latest version of its infotainment system which comes with a touchscreen. More advanced trims will also have a heads-up display. In addition, there will be many other gadgets and systems, including the ones that are safety-oriented. Some of them will be Side Assist system with Rear Traffic Assist, Front Assist system, Emergency Braking, Traffic Jam Assist, and a newly developed Park Assist system that allows the car to park itself.
Powertrain Of 2015 Volkswagen Passat
As for the powertrain, the 2015Volkswagen Passat will offer a wide array of engines. The new model will use gas and diesel engines that will provide it with 118 horsepower to 276 horsepower. The top unit installed will be the 2.0-liter bi-turbocharged engine that produces 237 horsepower and 369lb-ft of torque. In addition, the 2015 Volkswagen Passat will also use a hybrid plug-in powertrain that will consist of a 1.4-liter TSI gas engine and a 100-horsepower electric motor. This combo will generate around 201 horsepower, while the range of electric-drive only will be around 30 miles. Both power sources combined will be able of supplying the car with energy for around 600 miles. As for the transmission, the new model will use a seven-speed DSG gearbox and it will use the 4MOTION all-wheel drive.
2015 Volkswagen Passat Premiere
The new Euro-spec 2015 Volkswagen Passat will be released shortly after its premiere at the Paris Motor Show this October. As for the price, there are no official announcements yet. The U.S-spec Passat will have its full redesign in 2016, so the details of it should be available soon.