New Volkswagen Passat 2015 teased

11 Jun, 2014 9:40am Jordan Bishop

VW teases new eight-generation Passat ahead of an official reveal early next month - on sale later this year

Volkswagen has released a new online teaser image of the forthcoming 2015 Passat, featuring the eighth-generation saloon concealed beneath a figure-hugging drape.

A full-reveal is set for early next month ahead of an official public debut at the Paris Motor Show in October, but for now we’ll have to settle for this small glimpse of the outline and slim, full LED headlight clusters.

These also serve to illuminate part of the revised front fascia, including a more smoothly integrated grille that flows into the headlights to form a single line.

New VW Passat: first car on stretched MQB platform

Sculpted wheel arches are visible, too, and appear noticeably further forwards than on the outgoing model. That’s down to the stretched MQB platform the new Passat sits on, which allows for a longer wheelbase and shorter overhangs, meaning the overall length is actually 2mm shorter than its predecessor. 

It’s the first time a VW Group product has used this form of slightly modified chassis, and also sees the Passat shed 85kg from its kerbweight, improving economy and reducing CO2 emissions.

New VW Passat: engine options

Under the bonnet there’ll be a revised engine range, including a new 237bhp 2.0 TDI BiTurbo engine with 500Nm of torque and a plug-in hybrid option combining 1.4 TSI engine and electric motor for a combined 208bhp and 400Nm.

Tech upgrades include VW’s latest MIB II infotainment system, a fully-configurable 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, progressive steering set-up, and a suite of driver assistance systems - all of which should help the Passat challenge rivals like the soon-to-be-replaced Ford Mondeo.

Both saloon and estate variants will be available to order in the UK shortly after October’s Paris Motor Show, before arriving in showrooms early next year priced from around £21,000. A four-door coupe CC version and a stylish shooting brake CC are expected to follow later in the Passat’s life-cycle.

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I like the 2015 Volkswagen Passat that has been teased

Shedding 85 k.g. is commendable but not particularly wonderful in a vehicle of this size. However this article takes the number of the "click here to worship VW" links to even more depths of absurdity. Remove them and we might regard your reviews of this manufacturer with rather less cynicism.

This may be an exciting story for the pro VW press and numerous sales reps up and down the country, but for the many car enthusiasts like myself its just another dreary box from VW.

Shut up

Couldn't agree more... the irony is that many class the likes of an Avensis as an appliance...fair enough, but I see this as the German equivalent no better, no more exiting. I'm sure the many I see daily plodding up and down the country have been chosen by their drivers, I'd love to know what else they could choose.... it demonstrates (to me) a complete lack of imagination.

Do you dislike any cars Jamie Pickles?

It like it going to be 4 Cylinder only like Volvo.

not lack of imagination, simply only large family car that has enough legroom for tall driver and child seats behind. Empathy is a good thing....

Coming to a minicab firm near you!

Cyber bullying key-board warrior. Mr,Negativity crops up in all your posts.

Pot kettle.

I don't do drugs, and Morphy Richards.

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