Volkswagen Passat facelift: The Volkswagen Passat sedan was sighted undergoing unmasked testing on the outskirts of Pune, a sign that the company is getting ready to reintroduce the car to the Indian market. The 2017 Volkswagen Passat will debut in a refreshed body style and is expected to ship with a turbocharged 2.0-liter gasoline engine that complies with BS6 emission standards.
Since the test mule wasn’t camouflaged, the spy photo shows that the facelift model will receive subtle exterior updates, such as a reworked front apron with a new sleeker grille and sharper headlamp units that blend with the new grille, with the chrome bits continuing onto the top portions of the headlamp units. The front bumper’s lower section has a unique design inspired by jet intakes, and the rear bumper’s bottom section has been given a more muscular makeover. The word “Passat” is now badged into the trunk lid, just beneath the massive VW emblem.
The updated Volkswagen Passat’s cabin is expected to keep its signature wraparound dashboard design, but it will feature a new flat-bottomed control-mounted steering wheel, horizontal lines on the air conditioning vents, silver and piano black trim on the dashboard fascia, and an infotainment system, of which the updated model is rumored to feature a newer generation unit with e-SIM-based connected technologies and wireless Apple CarPlay integration. It is also theorized that the next model will be able to be unlocked remotely with a Samsung smartphone.
The 2017 Volkswagen Passat will be powered by the same BS6-compliant engine as the Tiguan Allspace: a 2.0-liter TSI (Turbocharged Stratified Injection) four-cylinder petrol motor producing 190 ps of power and 320 Nm of torque paired with a 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox.
The new Volkswagen Passat, powered by a potent 2.0-liter TSI engine, would presumably be released by the end of 2020 or the beginning of 2021 at a price of roughly INR 35 lakh.