The new 2016 Volkswagen Passat looks sharper with all the updates incorporated, launch soon
Volkswagen is gearing up to launch the all new Passat in India in a few weeks. Ahead of the launch the car has been spied testing in the country. Earlier this year, at the 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo, the German automaker showcased the Passat GTE, which gave us the preview of the car. Meanwhile the all new Passat has been spied testing in the country, without any camouflage. With all the updates incorporated, the new Passat looks sharper than the previous one.
The 2016 Volkswagen Passat comes with a very aggressive look at the front fascia. It sports a chrome finished front grille with wide horizontal slats, sharp headlamp clusters featuring LED lamps and integrated LED daytime running lights. The front bumper has been updated as well, and sports wide air intake complemented by the sleek fog lamps and a chrome slat running horizontally.
At the side profile the new Volkswagen Passat looks elegant with the chrome trim around the glass area, turn indicator integrated ORVMs, sharp character lines, side skirts; and it runs on 19-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels. The rear fascia features sharp LED taillights, and altogether the car looks very much premium in its new guise.
The interior of the all new 2016 Volkswagen Passat gets a new multifunction steering wheel and a new instrument cluster as well. The centre console sports MIB II touchscreen infotainment system, which gets Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, MirrorLink; USB and Bluetooth connectivity. Apart from that, the interior of the car dons piano black accents and chrome trims which enhance the appeal, alongside the upmarket quality material used in the upholstery.
The all new 2016 Volkswagen Passat is expected to be sold in India with two different engine options. These are a 1.8-litre TSI petrol hybrid powertrain and a 2.0-litre diesel engine. A 6-speed DSG automatic transmission will do the duty in the car. Expect the diesel powered car to be launched first, and the petrol hybrid variant to come later. Once launched in the country, the car will take on the Toyota Corolla Hybrid and Honda Accord Hybrid.