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2015 Volkswagen Passat first official images released

 2015 Volkswagen Passat first official images released
2015 Volkswagen Passat

Looks very refined

Volkswagen has published the first images with the 2015 Passat and Passat Variant.

At the moment we don’t have an official press release but we already know a great deal about the all-new Passat. It’s up to 85 kg (188 lbs) lighter and will be available with a couple of 1.4 TSI engines generating 125 PS and 150 PS, respectively. There’s also the usual 1.8 TSI with 180 PS and a 2.0 TSI duo with 220 PS and 280 PS. On the diesel side, you will find VAG’s typical 1.6 TDI rated at 120 PS and a trio of 2.0-liter TDIs with 150 PS, 190 PS and 240 PS.

Despite being 2mm shorter than its predecessor, the overhauled Passat has a 79mm longer wheelbase (at 2.79 meters) as a result of moving the front wheels forward by 29mm and the rear wheels 17mm backwards. It’s also 14mm lower (at 1456mm) and 12mm wider (at 1832mm). The Passat Variant’s trunk’s capacity has increased by 47 liters to 650 liters while the sedan’s trunk has expanded by 21 liters to 586 liters.

Weight savings combined with thriftier engines promise to make the new Passat up to 20 percent more economical and there’s also a 211 PS plug-in hybrid version with a 600 mile (966 km) combined range and 31 mile (50 km) electric range.

Also on the menu for the 2015 Euro-spec Passat are LED headlights and taillights, a TT-derived digital instrument cluster, head-up display and an extensive array of assistance systems like Trailer Assist, Traffic Jam Assist, Side Assist with Rear Traffic Alert, City Emergency Braking and Park Assist, just to name a few.

We will offer more details as soon as we get our hands on the official press release.

Source: Volkswagen

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Comments (36)

 Lutzie Lutzie
i just endured most of the VW video. Dull as ditchwater, much like the car.
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July 20, 2014 3:25 am
 -Matt- -Matt-
I made a 16 Minute long Video with all the footage available :) http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p...
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July 7, 2014 3:33 pm
 xtremebabi xtremebabi
all insist on LED taillights, LED headlamps and new trend TFT instrument cluster . come on!!! desing mean more then lights and LCD, TFT
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July 4, 2014 5:52 am
 infond infond
OH MY GOD (!!!)... it's nothing.
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July 4, 2014 5:16 am
 livc44411 livc44411
An absolute joke this VW!! No it isnt ugly but where is the originality??! We are in 2014 for crying out loud!
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July 4, 2014 4:24 am
 SPORTINGUISTA_29 SPORTINGUISTA_29
nice car this one! I like it!
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July 3, 2014 9:06 pm
 Bozzor Bozzor
This is a global car for the aspirational middle classes that will need to appeal equally to Europeans, Americans & a half dozen Asian cultures...plus a large slab of the rest of the world. It can't be too out there, but needs to be conservative, clean looks...but with a hint of daring. On that basis, VW have nailed it. Nice!
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July 3, 2014 8:55 pm
 brock05 brock05
Classic understated VW. Once again they're doing their best impression of a German Toyota. Too conservative for me.
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July 3, 2014 7:59 pm
 jwcf jwcf
I'm sold. gimme gimme now, the estate, this is so refined
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July 3, 2014 7:21 pm
 rcw rcw
Is this the American version or the European version?
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July 3, 2014 7:04 pm
 DBaskov DBaskov
I think it pretty nice. It's a VW, so you can't expect any radical exterior changes. Though within those limitations, I like what they did to it.
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July 3, 2014 5:48 pm
 RaulLeal RaulLeal
nothing new about this car, back lights like Golf, cluster TFT not big deal (Mercedes S-class?), interior look very awful with that grill style chrome! and the front grill in the sport version look very 80's. Audi has nothing to worry about...
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July 3, 2014 5:24 pm
 Siawa Siawa
Very CC like, just a slightly less attractive version but sharp nevertheless.
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July 3, 2014 4:58 pm
 pzxpjy pzxpjy
I quite like the sleek looking, more like an evolution of the NMS Passat instead of the B7 Passat.
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July 3, 2014 4:29 pm
 GRAVE GRAVE
The best thing in this car is the TFT instrument cluster. Other than that, looks more of a facelift than a new model. Is this the result of what they said couple of months back a new design language?
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July 3, 2014 4:10 pm
 gedeborehouston gedeborehouston
This grille looks VERY cheap to me. Awful.
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July 3, 2014 3:42 pm
 pumazooma pumazooma
Not too bad. The rear styling is sharp and neat but the grill has too much chrome on it. There's a bit too much going on. The TFT instruments look nice but I bet it's a pricey option.
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July 3, 2014 3:39 pm
 TOKER TOKER
exterior not much change,it is ok but the screen is very nice.
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July 3, 2014 3:22 pm
 eitanros1 eitanros1
NNNNNNNNNNNOoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!
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July 3, 2014 3:20 pm
 peterjames7 peterjames7
Well its ok.....nothing amazing. Apart from the screen for dials that interior isno step forward even less so than the golf was....oh actually they added a clock just like the phaeron got like q 10 yrs ago
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July 3, 2014 3:10 pm