2011 Vw Passat LWB (long-wheelbase) to be introduced in China

Article by Christian A., on October 19, 2010

Production of Volkswagen’s B7 Passat will be in China, according to a China Car Times report. VW introduced this facelifted version for the B6 generation Passat in the recently held Paris Auto Show.

The report also revealed that the B7 Passat will be getting a stretched version. The B7 Passat is based on the PQ46 platform of the B6 but it will receive numerous styling changes designed by Klaus Bischoff and Walter de Silva.

With this revelation that production will be in China, it appears that the revamped Passat will be made to match the needs of Chinese consumers. The long wheelbase version of the Passat will be longer by 120 mm (4.7 inches), providing a bigger rear leg room.

Notably, Chinese customers will appreciate this feature since they often use the Passat as a chauffeur-driven vehicle. Currently, VW operates two joint-ventures in China: Shanghai Volkswagen Automotive and FAW-Volkswagen Automotive Company.

These two ventures have handled the production of older generations of the Passat. But sources say that the new Passat will be produced at the FAW-Volkswagen Automotive Company because it is where the Passat B6 (using the Magotan name) is currently built.

In Europe, the B7 Passat will be offered in three petrol units, three diesel engines, and a 150 hp powerplant that runs on natural gas. The entry-level engine is a petrol 1.4 liter TSI that has an output of122 hp.

Next to this is a 1.8 liter TSI that delivers 160 hp and by a 2.0 liter TSI that produces 211 hp. The diesel versions of the line-up include a 1.6 liter 105 hp, and two versions of a 2.0 liter TDI that develops 140 and 170 hp, respectively. [via ChinaCarTimes]

Topics: vw, vw passat, sedan, china

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