2015 Volkswagen Passat first official images released

2015 Volkswagen Passat
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 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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Lutzie Lutzie
i just endured most of the VW video. Dull as ditchwater, much like the car.
Jul 20th, 2014 10:25am
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-Matt- -Matt-
I made a 16 Minute long Video with all the footage available :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdHgly0dxDg
Jul 7th, 2014 10:33pm
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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
Jul 4th, 2014 12:52pm
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infond infond
OH MY GOD (!!!)... it's nothing.
Jul 4th, 2014 12:16pm
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livc44411 livc44411
An absolute joke this VW!! No it isnt ugly but where is the originality??! We are in 2014 for crying out loud!
Jul 4th, 2014 11:24am
6 4
nice car this one! I like it!
Jul 4th, 2014 4:06am
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w0bble w0bble
for how many years have you been posting variations of nice car i like it? i really dont get it? why dont you post something intelligent for once? you know there is a reason for the like button existing. you dont have to also write i like it underneath. let me guess you are going to not respond since that would actually mean you would have something semi-intelligent to say
Jul 4th, 2014 1:09pm
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how many questions you've got wrote for me? I don't now any answares! For you're questions! If you don't like my coments! Don't reply to me
Jul 5th, 2014 9:53pm
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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!
Jul 4th, 2014 3:55am
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brock05 brock05
Yeah but if Mazda can make something as dynamic looking as the 6 and sell it well worldwide, then VW should also be able to do it. They're just overly-cautious. Always have been.
Jul 4th, 2014 7:33am
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Bozzor Bozzor
I love the Mazda design language, but my senior programmer - only 30 - hates it, thinks it's too out there. Remember, that if everyone had the same design language, then competition would be brutal for a limited available market. VW has given a safe, sensible design...and watch out for how it sells... Will be a winner.
Jul 4th, 2014 10:24am
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eitanros1 eitanros1
You're absolutely right, but I rather liked the 2005 Passat. it has a bold, elegant look and the "Germanity" is shown in every way. Passats have always been ahead of the competition 2-3 years at least, almost rivaling E-class and 5 series the time they were launched. the 1987 model with the integral spoiler-bootlid, the all around premium feel of the 1996 and 2005. but this version is so disappointing, without seeing the badge one could easily mistakenly think this is some Chinese domestic only car. the grille is so dull, looking like a barbeque plate and the rear continues the super-conservative approach VW has taken in the past few years, seen in the MK7 Golf. no original sculpture, just a 2D surface of metal sheet. I hope Opel won't go this direction with the 2016 Insignia. if they continue their excellent effort of the current Gen., the Insignia could take the crown from the Passat at 2016.
Jul 4th, 2014 2:18pm
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brock05 brock05
Classic understated VW. Once again they're doing their best impression of a German Toyota. Too conservative for me.
Jul 4th, 2014 2:59am
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RaulLeal RaulLeal
at least Toyota changes their language designs form gen to gen unlike VW! one thing is to do something boring and almost unchanged, and other it to do something different and some still don't like it. It is unfair to put Toyota name in the stupidity that VW is...
Jul 4th, 2014 11:23am
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TheEryk03 TheEryk03
All Passats looks the same... The same good. All Avensis looks like shot (real boring cars) . And the looks is not everything, Passat is the best car in class in every aspect. BTW. Haters gonna hate, VW gonna be the best.
Jul 4th, 2014 12:32pm
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RaulLeal RaulLeal
@TheEryk03- LOL!its incredible how you can even came here to make an opinion when you contradict yourself: "And the looks is not everything". LOL
Jul 4th, 2014 4:49pm
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jwcf jwcf
I'm sold. gimme gimme now, the estate, this is so refined
Jul 4th, 2014 2:21am
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rcw rcw
Is this the American version or the European version?
Jul 4th, 2014 2:04am
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jwcf jwcf
European. the one for Europe always comes earlier than the one for U.S market
Jul 4th, 2014 2:19am
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Sacto8780 Sacto8780
You are correct. The American version is based on the NMS (B7) platform, though I think a new Passat for the US market based on the MQB platform could be coming within the next 18 months.
Jul 6th, 2014 3:16pm
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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.
Jul 4th, 2014 12:48am
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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...
Jul 4th, 2014 12:24am
10 6
yeah yeah yeah audi is better again boy hahaha
Jul 4th, 2014 3:26am
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RaulLeal RaulLeal
LOL. Audi is always better than VW. or at least they should make it like that! but to me Lexus is always better then those germans...
Jul 4th, 2014 11:18am
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raulleal changed side, audi was best inthe World and now lexus takes the lead hahaha
Jul 4th, 2014 5:23pm
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RaulLeal RaulLeal
I never say Audi was the better in the world. if you know to read (i presume you do) you will see that what i said (in my comment on other article)is that VW was trying to cannibalize their own brand Audi when they said that this Passat was going upmarket. and after i see this pictures i said that Audi has nothing to be afraid (due to the crappy Passat this is). never said that Audi was the best in the world. Maybe the usual commenter here in the site already notice that my favourites brands are Toyota and Lexus. for the good and for the bad.
Jul 4th, 2014 7:31pm
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Lutzie Lutzie
Well Audis are basically tarted up(and much more expensive/higher margin) VWs, so they have to maintain a difference.
Jul 6th, 2014 5:04am
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Siawa Siawa
Very CC like, just a slightly less attractive version but sharp nevertheless.
Jul 3rd, 2014 11:58pm
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pzxpjy pzxpjy
I quite like the sleek looking, more like an evolution of the NMS Passat instead of the B7 Passat.
Jul 3rd, 2014 11:29pm
6 2
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?
Jul 3rd, 2014 11:10pm
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gedeborehouston gedeborehouston
This grille looks VERY cheap to me. Awful.
Jul 3rd, 2014 10:42pm
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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.
Jul 3rd, 2014 10:39pm
10 1
exterior not much change,it is ok but the screen is very nice.
Jul 3rd, 2014 10:22pm
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eitanros1 eitanros1
Jul 3rd, 2014 10:20pm
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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
Jul 3rd, 2014 10:10pm
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Gile Gile
The interior looks more like an evolution of the one found in Skoda Superb, rather than previous gen Passat.
Jul 3rd, 2014 10:19pm
7 1