New generation Volkswagen Passat launched in India. The German automaker Volkswagen recently launched its new flagship sedan, the 2017 Passat in the country with an introductory starting price tag of Rs 29.99 lakh (ex-showroom). The base price of Rs 29.99 lakh is for the Comfortline trim of the new generation Volkswagen Passat. The fully-loaded Highline trim of the new generation Volkswagen Passat has comes with a price of Rs 32.99 lakh (ex-showroom).
To bring down the cost factor, the new-generation premium luxury sedan 2017 Volkswagen Passat will be assembled in India at the German automaker’s Aurangabad facility.
Features and specifications of the new generation Volkswagen Passat
The new generation Volkswagen Passat is company’s first premium sedan in the country which is based on Volkswagen’s new Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) platform.
The previous generation Volkswagen Passat has discontinued in India about four years ago in 2013 but the new generation Volkswagen Passat has brought a whiff of fresh air for the motor enthusiasts in the country. The new generation model of the Passat looks much more premium and superior to the previous-generation Volkswagen Passat. Design of the new generation Volkswagen Passat is sharp and bold. It boasts a graceful styling alike its siblings. The new generation Volkswagen Passat also gets large 17-inch alloy wheels for a bigger and better road presence.
The new generation Volkswagen Passat gets stylish new interior with eye-catching features. The new generation premium sedan offers a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system that comes with plush features inside the cabin such as premium leather upholstery – ‘Nappa’ leather or ‘Vienna’ leather upholstery coupled with two-zone climate control. The new gen Passat also gets different driving modes as well as smartphone integration that are among some of the key features of the new generation Volkswagen Passat. Features such as the panoramic electric sunroof and the electrically adjustable front seats add to the premium styling of the new generation Volkswagen Passat.
Under the hood and other features of the new generation Volkswagen Passat
The new generation Volkswagen Passat gets a 2.0L TDI diesel engine. The four-cylinder, turbo-diesel engine propels 177hp and 350Nm of torque. The diesel engine comes mated to a 6-speed DSG (A direct-shift gearbox) automatic gearbox.
New generation Volkswagen Passat offers top of the line safety with safety in the segment with nine airbags. It is, in fact, the first premium sedan to offer nine airbags. Other safety features of the also include features of the new generation Volkswagen Passat include features such as electronic stabilisation programme, ABS (anti-skid braking system), tyre pressure monitoring, anti-slip regulator, and fog lamps with cornering lights. These features are not standard on all variants as most of the features of premium sedans in the segment depend on the trim selection. In addition to these safety features, the new generation Volkswagen Passat comes loaded with multiple distance sensors coupled with rear parking camera for ease of parking.
For better and effortless driving the premium sedan 2017 Passat comes loaded with driver assist features such as the hill start assist, auto hold function, electronic differential lock, and hands-free parking with park assist
Source: Times of India