VW Passat (B8) Alltrack officially confirmed for July 2015

Article by Christian A., on October 1, 2014

Volkswagen officially confirmed the fact that the Alltrack version of the Passat (B8) Estate will be unveiled next year in July. Under the hood, we expect to see the powerful 2.0-liter bi-turbo diesel engine that generates 240 hp (176 kW) and 500 Nm of torque but also a less powerful turbocharged version that produces 190 hp (140 kW).

When it comes to petrol engines, the Passat (B8) Alltrack is expected to get a 1.8-liter TSI engine with 180 hp (132 kW) and 280 Nm of torque as well as a more potent 2.0-liter TSI with up to 220 hp (162 kW).

The most fuel-efficient version will get a 1.6-liter TDI with 120 hp and bolted to a 6-speed manual transmission. Just like the previous model, the new Passat Alltrack will feature the 4Motion permanent all-wheel drive system.

When it comes to design, the vehicle will show a rugged look, an increased ground clearance as well as new Valley alloy wheels designed exclusively for Alltrack models.

The all-new Volkswagen Passat Alltrack – now in its second generation -- is easily recognizable as an individually designed estate and crossover. Featuring anodized silver roof rails, the Passat Alltrack measures 4,777 mm in length, 1,832 mm (2,083 mm with door mirrors) in width, and 1,506 mm in height. It also has a wheelbase of over 2,789 mm and a ground clearance that is higher by 27.5 mm.

Helping the new VW Passat Alltrack visually stand out from the rest of the Passat range is newly designed bumper, new stunning grille and custom fog lights. VW made it so that the headlights and radiator grille seem like a single unit.

The stunning front end is further made more striking by the new full LED headlights. In addition, the next-gen Passat Alltrack is fitted – as standard -- with an effective engine underbody protection that is now made of tough plastic instead of steel, saving up to 16 kg. of weight

In terms of innovations, the new Passat Alltrack comes with full LED headlights with reflector technology -- standard for the model powered by the 176 kW TDI engine -- as well as LED daytime running lights with indicator function.

These LED daytime running lights delivers unmistakable signature along with the two "eyes" in the reflectors. Meanwhile, the full LED headlights feature an outer multi-beam lens module that generates main and dipped beams as well as dynamic cornering light. The inner flat-beam lens module provides illumination for the road ahead. The projection LED headlights also features daytime running lights that employ 32 LED units.

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