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Volkswagen Passat

Rs. 22,00,000 to Rs. 27,26,352 (ex showroom delhi)

Volkswagen Passat Review

Volkswagen reveals the features of Passat 2015

 
July 7, 2014: Before showcasing the Passat at forthcoming Paris Motor Show, German car maker has disclosed the features offered at its upcoming generation next luxurious sedan Passat in an event held at Berlin. The new Passat would be launched in both petrol and diesel variants. The petrol variant will embellish the new four cylinder direct injection petrol engine while the diesel variant will empower the common rail diesel engine. Both the variants will be coated with six speed manual transmission system or with seven speed dual clutch gearbox with automatic stop/start button. It would be developed on company’s MQB platform and would be more aggressive and dynamic that its outgoing version.

Generation next Passat to be unveiled in July

 
May 27, 2014: German car maker Volkswagen has announced that it will officially unveil the 8th generation Passat  in the month of July this year, after which it will be globally launched during the upcoming Paris Motor Show 2014. The new Passat has received comprehensive changes on the exteriors and interiors followed by introduction of new 2.0 litre four cylinder, bi-turbo diesel engine.

2015 Volkswagen Passat spied in China

 
April 30, 2014: There are almost six months to go in organization of Paris Motor Show 2014, scheduled to be held in October but companies have already started making preparations for it. According to reports spies have succeeded in catching the pictures of next generation Passat recently on Chinese roads.  According to sources company will not make any changes in the engine configurations of next generation Passat and will offer only cosmetic changes in the exteriors and interiors of the vehicle which will further enhance its performance.

 

Volkswagen will continue sale of Passat in Indian car market

 
December 27, 2013: German car maker has denied the rumors regarding discontinuation of Passat in Indian car market. The sources of company have confirmed that company will continue sale of Passat in Indian car market through its dealers located at different locations. According sources of company it is working on generation next Passat and it will be launched in market at appropriate time.

 

Passat discontinued from Indian car market

 
December 24, 2013: German car maker Volkswagen has discontinued the production of Passat sedan due to declining sales in Indian car market. According to sales reports revealed by company it has sold out only 235 units of Passat during the period from June to November 2013. It would be interested to know that couple of days back Japanese car maker Honda Motors had also discontinued the production of Honda Accord which is regarded as the strong contender of Passat. 
 

 

Volkswagen Passat Review by Expert

Volkswagen Passat PicturesVolkswagen Passat is one of the popular full – size luxury sedans in the Indian market which was initially introduced in the country in year 2007 as the first portfolio model of Volkswagen in India. In past five years, the Passat sedan has been through a series of upgrades in India, and the latest one was in March 2011, when company has had launched a new generation version of the car in the Indian market. Carrying a fascinatingly sleek road presence outside, the Passat sedan is loaded with a range of new age premium features inside. The car is currently fighting for space with the likes Honda Accord, Nissan Teana and Toyota Camry in India, accounting for a significant chunk of the sales of premium starting range luxury sedans segment.  

Powered by a 1968CC 4 Cylinder Common Rail Diesel Engine, the new Volkswagen Passat is capable of delivering a peak power of 170 PS@ 4200 rpm along with a peak torque of 350 Nm @ 1750-2500. The car is available in both automatic and manual transmission options, incorporated with a six speed manual and six speed manual transmissions, respectively. In order to give the buyers a variety of options to choose from the company has offered the Passat model in three trims including base variant Trendline, middle variant Comfortline and top end variant Highline. Trendline variant was discontinued.

Volkswagen Passat PicturesTalking about the exterior, the Volkswagen Passat sedan is one of the most stylish and feature rich car in its segment in the Indian market. The major attractions at the exterior include Electric slide/tilt sunroof, Bi-Xenon headlamps with cornering lights, LED daytime running lights, Headlamp washer system, Front fog lamps with static cornering light, LED tail lamps, "BlueMotion Technology" nameplate on tailgate, Rear defogger, 16-inch "Perugia" alloy wheels (set of 4), Full-size steel spare wheel, 16-inch "Barcelona" alloy wheels (set of 5) etc.

On the other hand, the Interior of the Camry is blessed with a perfect combination of high level of comfort, convenience and style. The car is blessed with a number advanced styling and comfort features and various storage spaces including Front centre armrest with storage box, AC vents for rear passengers, Acoustic laminated front windshield glass, 60:40 split folding rear seat, interior mirror features with Auto-dimming, "Vienna" / "Napa" leather upholstery, Color multi-function display, Ambience light package, "Iridium printed" and wood "burr walnut" decorative inserts for dashboard and doors, Rough road package, etc.

Volkswagen Passat PicturesThe Passat sedan is blessed with Volkswagen’s new generation technological intelligence which gives it an upper hand over all of its rivals. There is a basket full of features that make this car technologically superior including Light and sight package with rain sensor, "Climatronic" air conditioner with 2-zone temperature control, RCD 310 music system with Aux-in and 8 speakers, "Press and Drive" system, Exterior mirrors (electric adjustable, foldable, heated and with auto-dimming on driver's side), Bluetooth telephone preparation Park distance control at both front and rear with acoustic warning and the display on central infotainment system, 6 /12-way electrically adjustable front seat with 3-position memory, etc.

The Volkswagen cars have always been appreciated for their full proof safety and security, and same is the case with Volkswagen Passat which come equipped with a range of new age active and passive safety features that is comprises of Front and rear disc brakes Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), ASR, TCS, EDL, multiple airbags, Attention Assist, ISOFIX points, Electronic vehicle immobilization device, Wheel locks with extended anti-theft protection and Engine and transmission guard.

 

Volkswagen Passat Mileage and Fuel Efficiency

The all new Volkswagen Passat is blessed with advanced BlueMotion Technology that reduces the fuel consumption of the car considerably. The features like Auto start-stop, A gear shift indicator (that recommends the optimum time when gear should be shifted) make the Passat a highly fuel efficient car. In the Manual transmission version, the car comes equipped with two overdrive ratios on the 5th and the 6th gears that further contribute in optimizing the mileage of the car. The fuel economy of the Passat stays at 8.5 Km per liter (in cities) and 12.5 Km per liter (on highways).
 

Engine Mileage (City) Mileage (Highway)
1.8L, CRDi Engine 8.5 Kmpl 12.5 Kmpl

 

Volkswagen Passat Models and Features

As mentioned above, the Passat model is currently available in three trims in the Indian market comprises of Comfortline and top end variant Highline. Below we are enlisting the features and details of the car.
 

Variants Features
Volkswagen Passat Comfortline This is the middle range trim of Passat model that carry a number of additional features all and over Trendline variant including Electric slide/tilt sunroof, Bi-Xenon headlamps with cornering lights, LED daytime running lights, Headlamp washer system, Front fog lamps with static cornering light, Chrome surroundings for front fog lamps, LED tail lamps, Ambience light package, Decorative inserts in ornamental wood "burr walnut" for dashboard and doors, "Climatronic" air conditioner with 2-zone temperature control, RCD 510 touch screen music system with MP3 player including 6 CD changer, SD card reader, Aux-in and 8 speakers, Exterior mirrors, electric adjustable, foldable, heated and with auto-dimming on driver's side, Mobile Device Interface MEDIA-IN with USB adapter cable in glove compartment, Bluetooth telephone preparation with access to phonebook,3-spoke leather wrapped multi-function steering wheel with control for gear shift, MFD, radio and telephone, Park distance control (front and rear) with acoustic warning and the display on central infotainment system.
Volkswagen Passat Highline The top end model of the car is blessed with more additional premium luxury features that comprise of 16-inch "Barcelona" alloy wheels (set of 5), "Napa" leather upholstery, Color multi-function display, Stainless steel scuff plates on front and rear door steps with "Passat" nameplate, 12-way electrically adjustable front seat, Driver seat with 3-position memory, Front climate seats - active air-conditioned front seats, Exterior mirrors, electrically adjustable, foldable, heated and with auto-dimming on driver's side with memory, "Keyless Access" system including start/stop button, Rearview camera concealed in Volkswagen logo, Tyre pressure monitoring system and Park Assist - self-parking system.

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Volkswagen Passat Engine, power and performance

As mentioned above, the Volkswagen Passat model is currently available with a 1968CC 4 Cylinder Common Rail Diesel Engine which is capable of generating a peak power of 170 PS@ 4200 rpm along with a peak torque of 350 Nm @ 1750-2500. Same as most of its other segment competitors, the Passat model is available in both automatic and manual transmission options. Performance wise, it is one of the most appreciated cars in its segment delivering a high fuel economy of up to 12.5 km per liter. The car is rated among the top performers in its segment leaving behind the likes of Honda Accord, Toyota Camry and Nissan Teana. 
 
Meanwhile, the company is planning to also add the petrol version in the Passat’s India line by rolling-out a 1.8L, 1798cc TSI petrol engine which is capable of delivering a peak power of 160PS at 4500-6200 rpm with top torque of 250Nm at 1500-4500rpm. The fuel economy of this petrol engine will fall in the range of 11 to 13 km per liter. The slick-shifting 6 speed gearbox of the Passat petrol version delivers 2 overdrive ratios on top two gears, helping the car in achieving even higher fuel economy. 
 

Volkswagen Passat Pick up and acceleration

The powerful 1968CC 4 Cylinder Common Rail Diesel Engine of the Volkswagen Passat enables it to deliver a superior Pick up and acceleration in the Indian road conditions. The car takes just 11.5 seconds to break the speed barrier of 100 km per hour with a top speed of 185 km per hour.
 
On the other hand, the upcoming petrol variant of the car will be coming equipped with a 1.8L, 1798cc TSI petrol engine, which enable the car to reach the 100 km per hour speed from standstill position in just 8.6 seconds. The top speed of this variant will be 220 km per hour. 
 

Volkswagen Passat Interiors and Features

Volkswagen Passat Front Seats PictureAs soon as you step inside the Volkswagen Passat, the world class interior designing with high quality material of the car automatically create a sense of amazement among the passengers and driver alike. While  at  one hand it give a royal look through its wooden trim and fascinating finest quality décor, a modern impression has been created by offering beige color interior in combination with Napa Leather Seats. The other cosmetic features of at the interior front include Rough road package, "Iridium printed" and wood "burr walnut" decorative inserts at dashboard and doors, and many more.
 
There are a number of comfort & convenience features that give the passengers and driver a hassle free ride no matter how long the journey. The list of these features is quite long thus we are providing you with only major attractions of including Light and sight package with rain sensor that offer full cooperation in all weather conditions, "Climatronic" air conditioner with 2-zone Volkswagen Passat Picturetemperature control that maintains the inner quality environment, RCD 310 music system with Aux-in and 8 speakers, "Press and Drive" system for hassle free ride, Exterior mirrors (electric foldable, heated, adjustable, and with auto-dimming on driver's side), Bluetooth telephone preparation, 6 /12-way electrically adjustable front seat with 3-position memory, etc.
 
The There is no doubt that the car is highly specious in terms of head, shoulder and leg room for inside passengers of the car. The front and rear headroom of the car is 951 mm and 960 mm, respectively. On the other hand, the leg room at front varies from 725 mm to 1038 mm.

 

Volkswagen Passat Exterior and Features

Volkswagen Passat Headlight PictureIn a bid to offer a jaw dropping appearance to the exterior of the car, an amalgamated treatment of both classical and contemporary designing and styling has been given to the car. It is the front profile of the car which can be called the backbone of exterior designing of Passat model that is blessed with fascinating circular headlights with class-apart features like daytime running lights, Headlamp washer system, and Front fog lamps with static cornering light and a bold yet beautiful front chrome grille. Volkswagen Group’s superior designing characteristics strengthen the Passat to give complex to any other model of its segment.
 
The highlights of the side profile include stylish 16-inch "Barcelona" alloy wheels, chrome side windows with Chrome Side trims and LED indicators with door trims. The tail lamps of the car are incorporated LED technology enabled circular rear lights. Further grace has been added to the exterior by providing a stylish Electric slide / tilt sunroof. The dimensions of Volkswagen Passat are as follows - Length is 4765 mm; Width is 1820 mm; Height is 1457mm and Wheelbase is 2709mm.
 
 

Safety and features in Volkswagen Passat

Volkswagen Passat Tail Light PictureThe Volkswagen Passat is currently one of the safest entry level premium sedans in the Indian auto market, with fully assured safety and security at both active and passive fronts. The long list of advanced safety features of Passat include Front and rear disc brakes, ASR, ABS, EDL and TCS with Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), multiple airbags (driver, front passenger with deactivation, Curtain airbag system for front and rear passenger and front passenger Side airbags), Wheel locks with extended anti-theft protection Attention Assist, ISOFIX points, Engine and transmission guard and Electronic vehicle immobilization device.

Moreover, the additional convenience come safety features of the Passat model include Park distance control at front and rear with display on central infotainment system and acoustic warning, Tyre pressure monitoring system, Park Assist - self-parking system, etc.

 

Volkswagen Passat Driving and Handling

Volkswagen Passat Steering Wheel PictureThe convenience of the driver while driving the car has been well taken care of. Moreover, there are a number of advanced technological features that further boosts the driver’s control on the car.  The Exterior mirror (electric foldable, heated, adjustable, and with auto-dimming on driver's side) makes sure that the visibility of the driver can never be harmed. Also, there are systems like "Press and Drive", Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), ABS, brake assist, EDL, ASR, and TCS, through which driver can have greater control over vehicle while driving, even on high speeds.

 

Volkswagen Passat Accessories

There are a number of accessories that can be purchase to enhance the styling, comfort, safety and the entertainment system. Specially, the music system of massive 4X20 watts RCD 510 touch screen audio along with 8 speakers to enjoy surround sound. Other accessories include, car cover, cleaning and polishing solutions, amplifiers, roof mounted LCD screen and many more.

 

Volkswagen Passat Conclusion

Considering the feature rich exterior and interior of the car along with a range of styling, comfort & convenience, handling and safety features, the Volkswagen Passat has an upper hand over its competitors like Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. That said the availability of the car in only diesel version is proving counterproductive as far as sales of the car is concern. Thus, as soon as the company launches the 1.8L, 1798cc TSI petrol engine option of this car, it will be enabled to fight more aggressively with its rivals. Also, with the growing competition, a slight price cut down can further enhance the competence of the car in its segment by enhancing its acceptance among the price conscious Indian buyers. 

Volkswagen Passat Variants

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Volkswagen Passat Diesel
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22,00,000

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1968 cc , Diesel

8.5 Kmpl (City)
12.5 Kmpl (Highway)

*Halogen Headlamps *Multifunction display plus *Manual Transmission *8 Speakers

25,28,205

Get On Road Price
1968 cc , Diesel

8.5 Kmpl (City)
12.5 Kmpl (Highway)

*Vienna Leather Upholstery *BlueMotion Technology *ABS+ESP+ASR+EDL+TCS *6 Airbags (Front-Side-Curtain) *6 CD changer

27,26,352

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1968 cc , Diesel

8.5 Kmpl (City)
12.5 Kmpl (Highway)

*Napa Leather Upholstery *Electric Sun Roof *Rear View Camera *Self Parking System

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