The B8 Volkswagen Passat facelift has been noticed as soon as extra in prototype kind, and once more the entrance and rear sections of the chief sedan are wrapped in camouflage vinyl. Going by the form of the entrance apron, it’s unlikely that the Passat will get the very same look because the Arteon, though the decrease bumper seems eerily comparable.
We will sit up for a pair of redesigned headlights and LED daytime working lights, in addition to a bigger radiator grille with twin horizontal bars and skinny vertical slats. Behind, it can additionally get up to date LED tail lights, a brand new bumper in addition to up to date exhaust design.
The Passat facelift is claimed to be launched in 2019, and phrase is the range-topping Passat R will get a turbocharged V6 engine, and that the bottom 1.four litre TSI petrol engine might be succeeded by the marque’s newest 1.5 litre TSI Evo engine. The brand new four-cylinder engine will be had in two tunes – 130 PS or 150 PS.
The engine is paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch DSG gearbox and comes with an ‘eco-coasting’ mode, because of an onboard 12-volt electrical system. It’s labeled as a micro-hybrid, the place the engine will get shut off utterly and is decoupled from the drivetrain. This powertrain possibility nonetheless, just isn’t confirmed for the Passat as but.
Talking of hybrid, the Passat GTE plug-in hybrid is rumoured to get an extended pure electrical vary that’s past the present 50-km threshold. The outgoing mannequin will get a 154 hp 1.four litre TSI engine that’s married to a 113 hp/330 Nm electrical motor for a mixed output of 215 hp and 400 Nm of torque.
The electrical motor is housed inside the six-speed DSG and is juiced by a 9.9 kWh lithium-ion battery. As it’s, Volkswagen stated the PHEV system supplies a complete petrol+electrical vary of almost 1,000 km, so the facelift mannequin might nicely break that 4 determine mark.
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