In Europe, debuted 2018-2019 Volkswagen Passat eighth generation. The sedan and station wagon built on already become world famous MQB modular platform, significantly transformed in appearance and technically. Overall length was reduced to just 2 mm and is now 4767 mm, but once on 79 mm to 2791 mm increased wheelbase length, with the result that the front overhang is shorter by 67 mm and the rear by 17. The width of the car of the new generation is equal to 1832 mm ( 12 mm), the reduced height of 14 mm to 1456 mm. According to the manufacturer, the model gave different proportions of sportiness and dynamism.
The new Passat Highline is equipped with a complete set in the LED headlights, which can be complemented by a dynamic lighting control system Dynamic Light Assist. As the functionality, here too, everything is at a high level. Volume of the trunk of a sedan reached 586 liters by adding 21 liters, versatile cargo space is 650 liters, this increase even more – 47 liters compared to its predecessor. With folded rear seat VW Passat Variant will take away luggage capacity of up to 1780 liters if the boot up to the ceiling. Interior cabin length has increased by 33 millimeters, what most of the credit belongs to the MQB platform.
The range of powertrains VW Passat Europe consists of ten petrol and diesel engines ranging from 120 to 280 horsepower with regenerative braking systems and start / stop. Hybrid modification has a power plant with a 1.4-liter petrol engine TSI. Total ICE and an electric motor generating 211 horsepower, but only on the electric traction vehicle is able to overcome the 50 kilometers distance.
Interesting proposal looks 4MOTION all-wheel drive version with a diesel engine TDI volume of 2 liters with a return of 240 horsepower, working together with a robotic gearbox DSG. It is reported that the average consumption of this car is 5,3l / 100 km.
Information for the driver is displayed through an interactive display diagonal of 12.3 inches with a resolution of 1440h540 pixels, but the device, called Active Info Display, the manufacturer is not imposed and is offered as an alternative to the usual dashboard. There is a projection display.
In Germany, the price of the new VW Passat starts at 25,875 euros for the sedan and 25 950 per wagon, and the world premiere of the famous 8-generation model scheduled for Paris Motor Show-.