Facelifted Euro-Spec VW Passat Getting New-And-Improved Powertrains

Volkswagen is set to launch a facelifted and updated Passat in 2019 and according to Auto Express, it will receive a plethora of new technologies, including updated powertrains.

One of the most significant changes will be the inclusion of additional plug-in hybrid models across the range. Currently, those looking for a hybrid Passat are forced to purchase the top-spec GTE trim.

In the new model, the plug-in hybrid powertrain will be offered across the rest of the range without forcing customers to dig too deep into their bank accounts.

The existing powertrain consists of a 1.4-liter turbo four with 154 hp and a 114 hp electric motor. Volkswagen will equip the hybrid Passat models with a 13 kWh battery to deliver roughly 44 miles (70 km) of all-electric range. This enlarged battery will also reduce the car’s CO2 emissions down to 36g/km.

Alongside the hybrid system, the current 1.4-liter turbo used by the Passat will be replaced by a new 1.5-liter engine. Modifications will also be made to the remaining petrol and diesel engines to improve efficiency.

A host of styling changes will help the new Passat stand out from its predecessor. For example, the front fascia will adopt a revised lower section, different air intakes and a tweaked grille, while redesigned taillights will probably be on the menu, too.

Inside, limited changes are expected, as the current Passat already shares much of its cabin with the premium Arteon.

The new VW Passat will premiere early next year before landing in dealerships around the world shortly after.

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  • E35II

    Oh boy! I can’t wait for a hybrid passat….NOT! SO many great gas motors available but the green nazi’s try and shove this stuff down our throats. Look at the sales numbers, very few takers .

    • Jørn-tommy Skjellnes

      In norway 90% new sales of the passats is the GTE plug in hybrid, its populare in sweden to as i know, so thats not a bullshit engine.

      • Loquacious Borborygmus

        If only the engine did run on bullshit!

  • Thando_Gqabaza

    Why does this car exist ?

    • Loquacious Borborygmus

      Well……….governments in the EU are pushing electric/hybrid agenda so why wouldn’t VAG want a piece of the action?

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