VW's all-new Passat is close to its public debut, and is based on the largest version of the MQB platform. The Passat is one of VW's most important models globally. In 2013, the Passat family was the fifth best-selling VW brand model globally. Spy shots of the all-new Passat have recently been revealed.
The mechanical make-up of the new Passat will closely mirror that of the current Golf, with a range of downsized turbocharged petrol and diesel engines, the option of all-wheel drive and a plug-in hybrid powertrain.
It’s thought that the Passat will be one of the first models to get the new 10-speed DSG transmission and a future super-efficient diesel engine.
VW sources have revealed that the new car will be among the largest models based on the MQB architecture. Only the 4900mm-long production version of the CrossBlue SUV will be larger that the new Passat.
The Passat’s extra rear seat space should ensure that the popular Passat estate is the most spacious model in this class. The coupé-like four-door CC model will be part of the new Passat family line-up, too.