Volkswagen India has launched the new Passat in India at a starting price of ₹ 29.99 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The Passat will be available in two variants and there’s no GTE (plug-in hybrid) variant introduced yet. It was first showcased at the 2014 Paris Motor Show and is based on VW’s family MQB platform and is powered by a 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine mated to a 6-speed automatic-DSG gearbox. It is good enough for a healthy 177 PS of power and whereas the peak torque is rated at 350NM. Passat will be available in 6 colours, across all Volkswagen showrooms for test drives and bookings.
At the launch event, Steffen Knapp, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars, said, “We are extremely pleased to launch the technologically advanced New Passat in India offering our customers a carline that is equipped with superior safety features and driving dynamics that the brand Volkswagen is known to offer across the industry. The Passat is renowned world over for its sheer performance, iconic style & rich heritage. With the launch of the Passat we will now have a portfolio with remarkable carlines across leading vehicle segments in the country.”
VW Passat Specifications
|Engine||2.0 L TDI Diesel|
|Transmission||6-speed DSG Automatic|
|Power||177 PS @ 3,600-4,000 rpm|
|Torque||350 Nm @ 1,500-3,500 rpm|
|Length x Width x Height||4,767 x 1,832 x 1,456 mm|
|Tyre Size||215/60 R17 Alloy Wheels (Highline)|
|Boot Space||586 L|
|Fuel Tank||66 L|
Volkswagen Passat Price
|Variant||Introductory Ex-Showroom Prices (INR)|
|2.0L TDI AT Comfortline||29,99,000 Lakhs|
|2.0L TDI AT Highline||32,99,000 Lakhs|
We will be shortly driving the new Passat and stay tuned to Exhibit Auto for your daily dose auto news!