Get To Know Euro 2019 VW Passat With An In-Depth Presentation

In typical VW fashion, the European version of the Passat has received subtle styling updates for its mid-cycle refresh.

On the outside, the midsize sedan and wagon bring new bumpers, a revised front grille, a sportier dual exhaust system, three-dimensional LED taillights, and optional LED matrix headlights or, in VW-speak, IQ.Light. New wheels and colors round off the exterior updates.

Inside, there is an updated dashboard with a new steering wheel and new MIB3 infotainment systems with larger screens. Elsewhere in the cabin, the 2019 Passat gets updated upholstery and new trim finishes.

But the biggest changes are skin-deep and involve new and updated gasoline, diesel and plug-in hybrid powertrains, as well as more advanced driver assistance systems including the Travel Assist Level 2 semi-autonomous driving system.

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If you want to learn more about the facelifted VW Passat the following video is a good start. Autogefühl attended a technology workshop in Germany and made an in-depth video presentation of the 2019 Passat that includes everything, from the styling updates, the tech upgrade, and the new engines.

The video presents in great detail three different Passat models: the GTE plug-in hybrid, which now offers a greater all-electric driving range, the sporty R-Line, and the more rugged Alltrack jacked-up estate.

While the Passat GTE is more efficient than ever and now covers 34 miles (55 km) in all-electric mode thanks to a larger 13 kWh battery, it’s worth noting that VW continues to rely on diesel engines. The 2019 Passat offers four different oil-burners, including a 2.0-liter unit with 150 PS (148 hp) that belongs to the new EA288 Evo family and comes with a mild hybrid system.

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  • charlotteharry57

    Here come all the comments about this being far superior to ours in the States. It is, but is also WAY more expensive. I do wish ours offered a wagon version, though.

    • donald seymour

      Well that’s not cool. You took my wind away.

    • dumblikeyou2

      It’s more like, “calm down, people, regardless of where it came from, it’s a Passat you’re getting excited about”

      • donald seymour

        You wish. The Euro spec is far more superior to the American spec.

  • performante

    The Alltrack is so nice.

  • No question this is a very handsome station wagon. I would purchase it here in the US, immaterial of price

  • alexxx

    Conservative but very nice…

  • Althea Later

    Mid size wagon with clean boxy styling and comes in a beautiful shade of blue green.
    Of course they won’t sell in in the states!!!!

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