2015 VW Passat

The 2015 Volkswagen Passat comes as one of the most important models in VW range. Only Golf is more popular in this carmaker lineup. Current version of Passat, MkCII was introduced in 2011. It was restyled and all-new model. Now, for the 2015 year model, Passat will be produced on the new modular MQB platform, which should put full engineering weight behind. Some more features will be included, such as new CC and CC Shooting Brake. Car is expected to debut in September at Paris Motor Show, and sales could start few months later.

2015 VW Passat

2015 VW Passat redesign

Volkswagen’s brands Passat and Golf will share same platform and mechanicals for the first time ever. The MQB concept will increase dimensions of the 2015 Passat chassis. Anyway, using the lighter materials of making it will reduce weight for about 90 kg. Also, it means that the 2015 VW Passat will consume less fuel. Also, CO2 emissions should be improved.

2015 VW Passat

There is pretty big restyling expected on exterior. Sleeker look will be done by sharply sloping roofline, a slimmer grille and redesigned front and rear lights. Grill forms of the  2015 VW Passat will be different and other parts will be inspired by CrossBlue and Sportsvan concepts. It means that headlight clusters will be slim and single line. More powerful stance will be got from wider track, but still, proportions will stay the same.

2015 VW Passat interior

The interior of the  2015 VW Passat will be bigger than ever, with 670 liters. Upgrades on interior features will be minimal – with touchscreen tech and quality materials. New body style brought with a Shooting Brake estate version will add hi-tech gadgets.

2015 VW Passat engines

For the engine lineup of the  2015 VW Passat we can expect diesel or hybrid options. As MQB platform is shared with Golf, also is the engine – the new twin-turbo 2.0 TDI diesel that produces well over 200bhp and plenty of torque. If this is true, the 2015 VW Passat will come with 4MOTION four-wheel drive only. Other option is a 3.0-litre VR6 twin-turbo engine, also used by the CrossBlue Coupe, with over 400 hp and AWD. This powertrain is possible to be tuned with hybrid system. It is more probable that plug-in hybrid will mix 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine with a lithium-ion battery pack. This combination shoud  give 150 mpg fuel economy and emissions of less than 60g/km, which is better of the new Mazda 6 and expected Ford Mondeo.

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