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To the point: The new Passat*

Ten key facts about the new Passat:

1. Thanks to its innovative lightweight design, the new Passat is up to 85 kg lighter than the previous model.
2. All engines are new to the model range; they have been made up to 20 per cent more fuel efficient.
3. The most powerful diesel in the Passat is a new four-cylinder TDI delivering 176 kW / 240 PS. Fuel consumption: 5.3 l/100 km.
4. In 2015, this top-selling vehicle will be offered as the Passat GTE with a plug-in hybrid drive. System power: 160 kW / 218 PS.
5. In the top 'Highline' equipment line the new Passat has LED headlights as standard.
6. Making their debut in the Passat: City Emergency Braking function with Pedestrian¬ Monitoring, Trailer Assist, Traffic Assist and Emergency Assist.
7. The new Passat is the first Volkswagen with an Active Info Display and head-up display.
8. The new Passat makes its debut as the eighth generation of this top-selling vehicle, which has sold nearly 22 million units since 1973.
9. The model series is the Group's number one seller with up to 1.1 million Passat cars sold annually (2013; including derivatives).
10. The European launch begins in November. Further international markets follow successively from 2015.


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