2015 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack DSG review

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Volkswagen reveals the second generation of its high-riding Passat Alltrack estate The second-generation Volkswagen Passat Alltrack.Unveiled at the Geneva motor show back in March, the high-riding four-wheel-drive estate will be planned to head into UK showrooms in October at an entry-level cost close to the £23,845 of the first-generation product of which has been on sale here since 2013.Based on the sharply styled eighth-generation Passat Estate, the completely new Passat Alltrack will be set apart coming from its sibling by a series of subtle outdoor styling alterations similar to those adopted by its predecessor.Most apparent are the unique front bumper, which receives a silver plastic scuff plate in addition to also black plastic valance panel, in addition to also the integrated foglights on higher-end versions.Further alterations include the addition of Alltrack badges on the grille in addition to also front wings, silver in addition to also black mirror housings, integrated roof rails, black cladding within the wheelarches in addition to also along the sills in addition to also a completely new rear bumper that has a black plastic valance panel housing trapezoidal-shaped chromed tailpipes.The Passat Alltrack will be also fitted with superior underbody protection in addition to also, with completely new springs in addition to also dampers, boasts a ride height of 174mm – 28mm more than of which of the standard Passat Estate. Wheels are 17in as standard, although 18in rims, as fitted to our test car, or even larger 19s are optional.  The Passat Alltrack will be offered with two petrol in addition to also three diesel engines, although a decision on which units will come to the UK remains to be confirmed. On the petrol side will be a base 148bhp 1.4-litre engine in addition to also a gutsier 217bhp 2.0. The diesels include 148bhp (as tested here), 187bhp in addition to also 237bhp versions of Volkswagen’s 2.0 TDI engine.As with the first-generation Passat Alltrack, This kind of second-generation product features an electro-mechanical multi-plate clutch 4Motion four-wheel drive system as standard. products running the range-topping 237bhp petrol in addition to also 237bhp diesel engines also receive VW’s XDS+ electronic differential system, which provides selective braking to the front wheels for added traction.
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