2024 Volkswagen Passat wagon debuts in Europe with plug-in hybrid tech

2024 Volkswagen Passat wagon debuts in Europe with plug-in hybrid tech

KUALA LUMPUR: While Volkswagen has discontinued the Passat in several markets, including Malaysia, the brand’s highly popular nameplate is still alive in Europe. The old continent has just received the all-new ninth-generation Volkswagen Passat that will be sold only in a single style i.e. wagon.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What are the key highlights of the ninth-gen Volkswagen Passat?

    The ninth-gen Volkswagen Passat features a modern design, an upgraded interior with advanced technology, and new engines combining hybrid systems.
  • When will the new Volkswagen Passat go on sale?

    The all-new Volkswagen Passat wagon will hit the European showrooms in the first quarter of the next year.
  • The 2024 Volkswagen Passat features a modern design, an upgraded interior with advanced technology, and new engines combining hybrid systems. Let’s get to know the key highlights of the new Passat -

    2024 Volkswagen Passat

    • Based on the new modular transverse matrix platform (MQB evo), the ninth-generation Passat measures 4917 mm in length, 1852 mm in width, and 1482 mm in height. The wheelbase is measured at 2841 mm
    • In terms of design, the German wagon boasts an aerodynamic design with a sharp shoulder line, matrix LED headlights, and an LED tail light with 3D elements

    2024 Volkswagen Passat

    • With the R-Line sports package comes aggressive bumpers and 19-inch alloy wheels 
    • The interior of the new Passat gets a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster and a new 15-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, satellite navigation, and a Car2X system

    2024 Volkswagen Passat

    • The cockpit is also equipped with newly developed ergoActive Plus seats with 14-way electrical adjustment and pneumatic 10-chamber pressure point massage function for high travel comfort 
    • Further adding to the comfort is the availability of generous space, effective noise insulation, and optional adaptive chassis control DCC Pro
    • Also part of the kit are - a head-up display, three-zone climate control, 45-watt USB-C charging ports, keyless entry and start, and ambient interior lighting

    2024 Volkswagen Passat

    • The new Passat also ensures a safe drive with several advanced driving assistance systems on board. These include - adaptive cruise control, autonomous emergency braking, automatic high beam, lane-keep assist, lane-centering assist, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, hands-free parking, and traffic sign recognition
    • The engine lineup of the next-gen Passat comprises three petrol mills - a 1.5-litre turbocharged FWD with 110 kW, a 2.0-litre turbo FWD with 150 kW, and a 2.0-litre turbo AWD with 195 kW

    2024 Volkswagen Passat

    • The diesel engines include - a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel FWD with 90 kW, a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel FWD with 110 kW, and a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel AWD with 142 kW
    • A pair of plug-in hybrids combining a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine, electric motor, and a 19.7kWh battery are also available which offer an electric driving range of up to 100 km

    The new Volkswagen Passat wagon will hit the European showrooms in the first quarter of the next year.

    Also read: 2023 Volkswagen Golf R CKD bookings open in Malaysia; est. price begins at RM 330k

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