2015 Volkswagen Passat Redesign — Euro-spec B8 Passat
The 2015 Volkswagen Passat is expected to be significantly changed. With a radical redesign and some other improvements, the 8th generation of this sedan will probably be very popular. The manufacturer released sketches which depict how the 2015 Passat (also called the B8), should look. It will get a wide range of engines as well as a hybrid powertrain. Since they worked on decreasing the weight of this sedan, it will be around 187 pounds lighter. That will improve the performance of the 2015 Volkswagen Passat, but some sources say that it will have drastically improved EPA fuel economy, too. While the official premiere is announced for July, the 2015 VW Passat will be presented at the Paris Motor Show this fall and its release date will probably by the end of the year. The very first units are expected to be delivered to the customers early 2015.
2015 Volkswagen Passat Redesigned Body
They worked hard to improve the exterior of the 2015 Passat. It will be underpinned by the MQB platform, which is used as a base for various Volkswagen’s models. All of the design improvements are made in order to make the 2015 VW Passat more sleek. It will certainly look more aerodynamic, but we don’t know whether it will actually be more aerodynamic. There are rumors which say that this car will suffer a dramatic redesign, which isn’t usual for the Passat vehicles. What we heard is that it will have a longer hood, a reshaped grille, more angular headlights and a large air intake, so the front fascia will probably look more powerful than before. The new length of the hood is compensated at the rear end, where the 2015 Volkswagen Passat looks a little bit shorter than before. All the lines along the body are carefully sculpted in order to make a dynamic appearance, which will emphasize the athletic soul of this sedan. The 2015 Volkswagen Passat will be slightly smaller than the B7 version, but it will provide more passengers’ space and comfort thanks to the chassis, body and cabin design.
Features And Gadgets Installed In 2015 Volkswagen Passat
The 2015 Volkswagen Passat will have some advanced features and gadgets. It will have various systems offered. There will be a heads-up display, a 12.3-inches LCD screen, improved 360-degree camera, a superb infotainment system, side assist, park assist with trailer assist, rear-traffic alert, emergency braking, LED headlights etc.
2015 Volkswagen Passat 2.0-liter TDI Engine And Plug-in Hybrid Powetrain
The body changes will, like we already said, significantly contribute to the EPA fuel economy. It’s estimated that the 2015 VW Passat will be up to 20 percent more fuel efficient compared to its predecessor. While all the other engines are very capable and attractive, numerous reports stress that the star of the new Passat’s lineup is a diesel 2.0-liter TDI bi-turbo engine, which delivers 237 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. It will be mated with a seven-speed DSG transmission which will connect the engine and all wheels thanks to the 4MOTION all-wheel drive. It will return impressive 47 mpg. As for the plug-in hybrid powertrain, the 2015 Volkswagen Passat will get a 1.4-liter TSI engine with 156 horsepower and a 109-horsepower electric motor, which will deliver 211 horsepower together. While in all-electric mode, the 2015 VW Passat hybrid can travel around 30 miles.
2015 Volkswagen Passat Release Date And Premiere
The 2015 Volkswagen Passat will be released late this year. It will be introduced in July, but its official premiere will probably be at the Paris Motor Show. It should be available by the end of this year or early 2015. The U.S.-spec Passat will be available later than the Euro-spec model. It will come with some specific features and probably different engine lineup. Of course, we’ll announce its release on time.