2017 Volkswagen Passat India launch confirmed

Volkswagen passat India launch

Volkswagen has confirmed that the Passat sedan will make its way to India in the coming months, with production already underway at its Aurangabad facility. The current model is in its eighth generation and will mark a relaunch of the Passat brand in India after the previous-gen model was discontinued in 2014.

The India-bound Passat will feature Volkswagen’s EA288 – 177hp, 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine – paired with a DSG automatic gearbox. The Passat diesel was being tested in India long ago and VW had also showcased the Passat GTE at the previous Auto Expo.

The upcoming Passat will be the first sedan to be based on the Volkswagen Group’s versatile MQB platform which also underpins the Tiguan, the Skoda Octavia and Superb. It will also underpin the upcoming Skoda Kodiaq SUV.

Key rivals to the Passat include the Skoda Superb, Toyota Camry, and the Honda Accord.

2017 Volkswagen Passat Price in India


Volkswagen’s Aurangabad based facility will serve as the production hub for the new Passat. This will help the company achieve competitively pricing. The new model will be loaded with several high-end tech and safety features. We expect that the regular model will be priced between Rs 25 lakh – Rs 30 lakh

2017 Volkswagen Passat India Specifications


Under the hood, the new VW Passat will feature a 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine that also does duty in the new Audi A4 sedan. This motor pushes out a top power output of 174.4bhp and a peak torque of 400Nm. Transmitting power to the front wheels of the car is a 6-speed DSG automatic gearbox.

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