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New Volkswagen Passat Enters Production in India

The new 2017 Volkswagen Passat will feature a 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine paired to a 6-speed DSG automatic gearbox.

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New Volkswagen Passat India

The 2017 Volkswagen Passat will be the first luxury sedan to be based on the efficient MQB platform.

The German automaker, Volkswagen will re-introduce its Passat luxury sedan in the Indian market. In fact, the new 2017 Volkswagen Passat has entered the production at the company’s Aurangabad plant in Maharashtra. The company has also confirmed that the premium saloon will see a release towards the end of this year. Interestingly, the new Passat will be the first luxury sedan to be based on the efficient MQB platform.

Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Steffen Knapp, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Volkswagen Group Sales India Pvt. Ltd. said, “We are happy to bring back one of our most successful premium luxury products to the Indian market, the Volkswagen Passat. With the introduction of the Passat we extend our portfolio, encompassing a wide variety of products from a hatchback to a luxury sedan. The Passat exudes style, timeless design, exemplary performance, and is symbolic of a luxurious lifestyle. We are proud to introduce this car with an iconic heritage to the Indian market.” Check Out – Volkswagen T-ROC SUV Pictures & Details

In India, the new VW Passat will be offered with a 174.4bhp, 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine combined with a 6-speed DSG automatic gearbox. Volkswagen claims that the saloon’s new-gen model offers a perfect blend of performance, efficiency, luxury and safety. As a reminder, the 2017 VW Passat GTE was previewed at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo. Read About – New-gen Volkswagen Polo Hatchback

2017 Volkswagen Passat GTE India side profile

2017 Volkswagen Passat India Launch

The German auto major, Volkswagen has announced that the new Passat will be rolled out by the end of this year. Bookings for the sedan will be commenced near launch. Check Out – Upcoming Volkswagen Cars In India

2017 Volkswagen Passat Price in India

Minimum Rs 25 lakh
Maximum Rs 30 lakh

Volkswagen’s Aurangabad based facility will serve as the production hub for the new Passat. This will help the company achieve competitively pricing. The new model will be loaded with several high-end tech and safety features. We expect that the regular model will be priced between Rs 25 lakh – Rs 30 lakh. Read About – New Volkswagen T-Cross Breeze 

2017 Volkswagen Passat India Specifications

Engine 2.0-litre TDI diesel
Max Power 174.4bhp
Max Torque 400Nm
Transmission 6-speed dual-clutch automatic
Acceleration (0-100kmph) 8 seconds
Top Speed 220kmph

Under the hood, the new VW Passat will feature a 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine that also does duty in the new Audi A4 sedan. This motor pushes out a top power output of 174.4bhp and a peak torque of 400Nm. Transmitting power to the front wheels of the car is a 6-speed DSG automatic gearbox. Read: Volkswagen Tiguan SUV – All You Need To Know

2017 Volkswagen Passat GTE India rear side

2017 Volkswagen Passat India Competition

In India, the new VW Passat will face challenge from the Honda Accord and the Toyota Camry. Interestingly, the sedan will be the only car in its league to have a diesel engine. As a reminder, the new Accord and Camry are available with the hybrid powertrain.

2017 Volkswagen Passat India Exterior 

Sporting aggressive stance and styling elements, the new VW Passat looks more refreshing than the current model. Face of the sedan has been revised with a new four-bar grille, prominent hood, LED headlamps, fog lights and re-designed bumper with integrated C-shaped LED lights. Other key highlights include LED taillights, revised rear bumper and a new trucklid. The flared wheel arches have been fitted to bigger alloy wheels. Read – Volkswagen Virtus Sedan To Replace Vento in India

2017 Volkswagen Passat

2017 Volkswagen Passat India Interior

Cabin of the saloon will brim with lots of comfort and connectivity features including a Head Up display and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster that seems inspired from Audi TT. It will also get leather wrapped flat bottom steering wheel, a restyled gear knob, a tweaked infotainment system and blue ambient lighting. Volkswagen has also increased the luggage area of the car by 26-litres.

With respect to safety, the sedan comes equipped with nine airbags, ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic BrakeForce Distribution), brake assist, lane departure warning, blind spot monitor, rear view camera, etc.

2017 Volkswagen Passat Dimensions

The saloon’s new model measures 4,767mm in length, 1,832mm in width and 1,456mm in height. Compared to the previous model, the new car is 2mm shorter, 12mm wider and sits 6mm lower. The wheelbase has also been stretched by 79mm to 2,791mm. The company claims that the weight of the car has been reduced by 85kg, thanks to the new MQB platform.


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