2015 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack DSG
Source : 2015 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack DSG
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 is usually planned to head into UK showrooms in October at an entry-level cost close to the £23,845 of the first-generation style which has been on sale here since 2013.Based on the sharply styled eighth-generation Passat Estate, the completely new Passat Alltrack is usually set apart coming from its sibling by a series of subtle outdoor styling modifications similar to those adopted by its predecessor.Most apparent are the unique front bumper, which receives a silver plastic scuff plate in addition to black plastic valance panel, in addition to the integrated foglights on higher-end versions.Further modifications include the addition of Alltrack badges on the grille in addition to front wings, silver in addition to black mirror housings, integrated roof rails, black cladding within the wheelarches in addition to along the sills in addition to a completely new rear bumper that has a black plastic valance panel housing trapezoidal-shaped chromed tailpipes.The Passat Alltrack is usually also fitted with superior underbody protection in addition to, with completely new springs in addition to dampers, boasts a ride height of 174mm – 28mm more than 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 three diesel engines, although a decision on which units will come to the UK remains to be confirmed. On the petrol side is usually a base 148bhp 1.4-litre engine in addition to a gutsier 217bhp 2.0. The diesels include 148bhp (as tested here), 187bhp in addition to 237bhp versions of Volkswagen’s 2.0 TDI engine.As with the first-generation Passat Alltrack, which second-generation style features an electro-mechanical multi-plate clutch 4Motion four-wheel drive system as standard. designs running the range-topping 237bhp petrol in addition to 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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