Volkswagen Passat will receive facelifting this yearMarch 16, 2018
Any details or leaks from insiders about changes in the appearance of Passat has not yet been reported. However, there is information about the motor scale for facelifting.
Auto concern Volkswagen AG has planned facelifting of the Passat model in all types of bodywork for the European market. This was announced by the president of the Volkswagen brand Dr. Herbert Dies in his speech at the company’s annual conference.
“The updated Passat is on the starting line for Europe. As usual, restyling will affect the Variant and hybrid versions of the model, ” – said the top manager at the Volkswagen Media Conference.
The eighth generation of Volkswagen brand representative in the D-segment entered the market in November 2014. Updating this model is long overdue.
Passat has a line of three petrol and three diesel engines. All of them are turbocharged. The power range is from 118 hp a modest turbodiesel 1.6 TDI to 276 hp at the top gasoline turbo engine 2.0 TSI. There is also a hybrid version of the GTE with a 1.4-liter petrol turbo engine (125 hp) and a compact electric motor for 115 hp.
Great changes in the engine range Passat should not be expected. The Germans planned to significantly reduce CO2 emissions and fuel consumption of engines. Most likely, the base gasoline offer will change from the current 1.4 TSI family EA211 to the more economical and advanced 1.5 TSI family EA211 Evo with increased compression ratio and power depending on the version of 131 or 150 hp. Such a motor is now offered on the latest Volkswagen AG news , in particular, VW Arteon and Skoda Karoq.
Last year, Volkswagen Passat remained the leader of the D-segment of the European market with a sales result of more than 180,000 units. The remaining competitors are considerably behind. The soptformnik Skoda Superb sold out in Europe with a circulation of 81,400 copies. Opel Insignia has a result of 72,300 pieces, and the Ford Mondeo – 56,100 units.
Recall that at the beginning of the year the North American division of Volkswagen introduced the sedan Passat GT.