New Volkswagen Passat India Launch in the Offing!

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With the new Honda Accord and the likes making inroads in India, it makes enough sense for VW India to bring the new Passat to our shores. Speculations are rife that the new 2017 Passat India launch would take place in early 2017. The latest generation VW Passat is already on sale in several international markets. In India, the Passat will launch with a 2.0 L Diesel initially. Petrol and Plug-in Hybrid variants are expected to join the lineup eventually. Read on for more on the New 2017 Volkswagen Passat India launch and price details.new 2017 volkswagen passat india images

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It maybe noted that the new Volkswagen Passat made its India debut at the 2016 Auto Expo in New Delhi. The new Passat will be a direct rival to the Skoda Superb, Toyota Camry and the Honda Accord. According to the announcement made by Volkswagen India, the Passat will come with a 2.0 L Diesel. However, we are also expecting the Passat GTE with a Hybrid powertrain to join the lineup eventually. The new Passat’s hybrid powertrain combines a 1.4L TFSI petrol engine with an electric motor.

New 2017 Volkswagen Passat India Launch Date

Expected Launch Date May-June 2017

Volkswagen India is yet to officially announce the new 2017 Volkswagen Passat India launch date. However, the new car could be launched around May-June this year.

New 2017 Volkswagen Passat Price in India

Minimum Price Rs 27 Lakh
Maximum Price Rs 35 Lakh

The new Passat will be assembled in India and will hence have a starting price of less than Rs 30 Lakh. The hybrid variant, when launched, however, will be imported into the country via CBU route. Hence, the 2017 Passat Hybrid could have a sticker price of around Rs 40 Lakh in India. The Passat Hybrid, much like the Accord Hybrid, won’t benefit from the FAME scheme. It maybe noted that the Camry Hybrid is assembled in India and hence, benefits from FAME scheme. This leads to a really competitive price tag.

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New 2017 Volkswagen Passat Specifications

Engine 1.4-litre, 4-cylinder Turbo Petrol + Electric Motor (Hybrid) 2.0-litre, 4-Cylinder Turbo (Diesel)
Max Power 215 BHP [164bhp petrol + 113bhp electric motor] 190 HP
Peak Torque 200 Nm + 400 Nm 400 Nm
Transmission 6-speed Dual-clutch Automatic 6-speed Dual-clutch Automatic
Acceleration 7.4 Seconds 7.7 sec
Top Speed 225 KMPH 235 KMPH

 

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New 2017 Volkswagen Passat Engine & Transmission

The new 2017 Volkswagen Passat will be launched with a Diesel heart. It will be VW’s familiar 2.0 L TDI. It could be available in its 190 PS – 400 Nm state of tune. Transmission duties will be handled by a 6-speed DSG. The other powertrain option, that could join the lineup later on, will be the 1.4 L Petrol Hybrid setup.

The hybrid engine of the 2017 VW Passat has a peak torque of 400 Nm. This hybrid setup comes mated to a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. The hybrid setup has a max. range of up to 1,000 KMS. The car can hit 100 KMPH from a standstill in just 8 seconds. The top speed is 220 KMPH. The setup provides four different driving modes – E-mode, Battery Charge, Hybrid and GTE.

The regular petrol variant gets a 1.8-litre TFSI unit. It has a max. power 180 BHP and 320 Nm. This engine outputs 250 Nm of peak torque. The engine will be available with a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox.

New 2017 Volkswagen Passat India – Features

The new 2017 VW Passat gets several premium features. The list includes-

  • Integrated C-shaped LED Lights
  • Stylish Alloy Wheels
  • Head Up Display
  • 12.3-inch Digital Instrument Cluster
  • Flat-bottomed Steering Wheel
  • Leather Upholstery
  • Infotainment System
  • Blue Ambient Lighting
  • Dual Zone Automatic Climate Control
  • Electrically adjustable seats
  • 6 airbags
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Rear view camera
  • Power shut tail gate
  • One touch electric sunroof

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New 2017 Volkswagen Passat India – Rivals

In India, the 2017 Volkswagen Passat will rival-

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