This new-gen Passat was introduced in 2017 and we expect the reason for its discontinuation after 2 years is due to poor sales
Volkswagen Passat, the premium D-segment sedan from the German manufacturers has been exited from India. Yes, this is the reason why the car isn’t available in the offer sections too which is applicable to all Volkswagen cars.
So the manufacturers have stopped the production of the Passat, so, only a few dealers have the sedan in a handful number of units. The sedan still comes in the BS4 compliant diesel engine and we can expect a facelifted model of the Passat in 2020 itself which will be BS6 compliant.
Talking about the mechanicals then Volkswagen Passat is only available in a 2.0-litre, four cylinder, turbocharged diesel engine only. This motor is mated to a 6-speed DSG gearbox and churns out a total 174 bhp on tap with a peak torque of 350 Nm.
Some key features on the Passat include a panoramic sunroof, three zone climate control unit, blue ambient lighting, heads up display, Ventilated front seats (both heated and cooled) and among others.
It receives a dual tone colour scheme with Nappa leather as its upholstery. The dashboard design is neatly laid out and the sedan receives a large touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as connectivity features.
The top spec trim sits on 17-inch alloy wheels and the car gets LED headlamps, LED Daytime Running Lights and Cornering lights and LED taillights. One can select from a total of five shades – Atlantic Blue, Onyx White, Deep Black, Pyrit Silver, Mangan Grey and BlueOak Brown.
Volkswagen Passat is available at a price tag of Rs 25.99 lakh for the base trim and goes up to Rs 33.21 Lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the top spec variant. It directly rivals with the likes of Skoda Superb.