The Passat has a newly reconfigured equipment package matrix: The basic version has the designation “Passat”. Above that is the mid-range specification level (“Business”), and from now on, the top level is known as “Elegance”. “Business” and “Elegance” can also be ordered with R-Line customisation. In addition to these versions, the new Passat will once again be available as a separate “Alltrack” model (all-wheel drive variant with off-road capabilities) and as a “GTE” (equipped with a new generation of the plug-in hybrid drive).
A total of five engine options will be available when pre-sales of the Passat begin today, 6 June: Two petrol engines (TSI) with an output of 140 kW/190 PS and 200 kW / 272 PS and three diesel engines (TDI). The latter deliver 88 kW/120 PS, 140 kW/190 PS and 176 kW /240 PS respectively. All new Passat models equipped with TSI and TDI engines fulfil the requirements of the Euro 6d-TEMP emission standard. In addition, all such models – regardless of whether they come with a petrol or a diesel engine – are equipped with a particulate filter.
Customers will also soon be able to order the new Passat GTE and the new Passat 2.0 TDI Evo. The Passat GTE (160 kW/218 PS system output) now offers a much greater electric range in both its saloon and estate versions: up to 55 kilometres (estate) and 57 kilometres (saloon) in the WLTP cycle. These figures correspond to roughly 70 kilometres in the NEDC, which is 20 kilometres more than the NEDC range of the predecessor model. The engine in the Passat 2.0 TDI Evo (110 kW/150 PS) is considered a trailblazer for a new generation of diesel engines and now boasts even lower CO2 emissions. The consumption and emission values, as well as the prices, for the new Passat GTE, the Passat 2.0 TDI Evo and the 1.5 TSI Evo basic model will be released when pre-sales of those vehicles begin over the next few weeks.