The world premiere of the Passat Variant IX will take place in August this year, the press service of the German company reports.
On the eve of the presentation of new items, Volkswagen posted photos from the sea trials of the model and revealed some details about its technical “stuffing”.
The new Passat, as Dvizhok has already reported, will be available exclusively as a station wagon.
The car will be built on the MQB evo proprietary modular platform – this will allow equipping the new Passat with both traditional internal combustion engines (gasoline TSI and diesel TDI) and hybrids operating according to the “soft” (eTSI) and rechargeable from the network (eHybrid) hybrid. Plug-in hybrids will be able to operate on all-electric traction and will be able to cover up to 100 km in this mode.
The “ninth” Passat will receive a four-link rear suspension, a new electromechanical steering system, as well as modified shock absorbers and anti-roll bars. Together with the extended wheelbase, all these innovations, according to the manufacturer, have a beneficial effect on the car’s handling.
Optionally, the new Passat will be equipped with an adaptive DCC Pro suspension that automatically adjusts the stiffness of each individual shock absorber depending on road conditions, an XDS electronic differential, as well as an “advanced” Vehicle Dynamics Manager system that controls the suspension and control electronics.
In the top-end versions, the Passat IX will be equipped with new-generation IQ.Light LED matrix headlights. The new headlight system illuminates the road better, and the maximum beam range is about 500 meters.
Inside, the new Passat will feature contemporary branding and a fully digital instrument cluster, as well as a next-generation infotainment system with a 12.9-inch LCD as standard and 15-inch as an option. The list of options will also include a head-up display and ergoActive front seats with a full range of electric adjustments, massage and ventilation.
The “ninth” Passat Variant will be longer and more spacious than its predecessor. In length, the car will add 14 cm, rear legroom will be 5 cm more. The trunk volume will also increase – up to 690 liters with the rear seats installed and 1920 liters when fully folded.
The market launch of the new Volkswagen Passat Variant is scheduled for the first quarter of 2024.