VW debuts unused Passat constructed solely as wagon

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Volkswagen hasn’t offered a Passat within the U.S. because the 2022 style presen however the nameplate lives in alternative markets, albeit on a sedan and wagon unrelated to the style that was once offered right here.

Now a unused hour of that world Passat has been discoverable, marking the fiftieth yearly of the nameplate’s advent. A proper debut is ready for after life’s 2023 Munich auto display in Germany.

The unused Passat might be to be had solely as a wagon, a frame taste referred to by way of VW because the Variant. There are not any plans to promote it within the U.S., nor are there any plans so as to add a sedan frame taste. In different places, it’s going to get started gross sales in early 2024.

It’s larger and extra robust than the style it replaces, measuring roughly 193.6 inches lengthy, or 5.6 inches greater than the outgoing style. About two inches has been added to the wheelbase, because of this passenger dimension might be up. Bank is near to 68 cubic toes when the rear seats are folded.

Powertrain choices come with a area of turbocharged gasoline and diesel engines, some in mild- and plug-in hybrid configurations. Probably the most potent is a plug-in hybrid setup that delivers a mixed output of 268 hp. The battery is a 19.7-kwh unit that VW estimates will ship an electrical area drawing near 60 miles.

2024 Volkswagen Passat Variant

2024 Volkswagen Passat Variant

2024 Volkswagen Passat Variant

2024 Volkswagen Passat Variant

2024 Volkswagen Passat Variant

For the cabin design, VW has carried out a extra upmarket glance because of stepped forward fabrics and larger monitors. A ten.3-inch virtual tool collection and 12.9-inch infotainment display are same old, era the closing will also be swapped out with an to be had 15.0-inch unit.

Understructure the automobile is an up to date model of Volkswagen Staff’s MQB platform designed for high-volume, front-wheel-drive cars with internal-combustion engines. The platform options within the unedited Golfing and a couple of alternative fashions within the VW Staff logo portfolio, together with a unused Skoda Admirable that’s because of be discoverable in a while.

The Passat and Admirable are twins beneath the surface, even though the Skoda is anticipated to be to be had in each sedan and wagon frame kinds.

Manufacturing will pluck park at a VW Staff plant in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Generation the U.S. misses out at the unedited Passat, VW could have a mid-size hatchback to be had right here in a while within the method of the 2024 ID.7 electrical automobile. The U.S. might also obtain an ID.7 wagon that’s lately out trying out.

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