After four years of discontinuation, Volkswagen re-introduced the Passat in the Indian market on October 10, 2017. Now, the company has confirmed that the deliveries of its flagship sedan will commence from January 1, 2018. The reason behind this delay in deliveries is that the customers want their cars to be registered in 2018. Available in just two variants, Comfortline and Highline, the Passat take against the likes of the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord and the Skoda Superb.
Under the hood, the 2017 VW Passat comes powered by a 2.0-litre TDI motor that churns out 176 BHP of power and 350 Nm of torque. Transmission duties are carried out by a 6-speed DSG transmission that sends power to the front wheels while the ARAI-certified fuel efficiency for the Passat is 17.42kmpl.The same engine empowers its Czech cousin, Skoda Superb.
Priced at Rs 29.99 lakh (ex-showroom India) for Comfortline and Rs 32.99 lakh (ex-showroom India) for Highline variant, the all-new VW Passat comes equipped with an array of features. The features include electrically-adjustable front seats, all-leather upholstery, hands-free tailgate and hands-free parking along with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a three-zone automatic climate control, a massage function for the driver’s seat, a rearview camera with ‘Area View’ and a tyre pressure monitoring system. Apart from these, nine airbags, ABS, EBD, ESC, hill assist, auto hold function, cruise control, Adaptive Chassis Control and an electronic vehicle immobilizer make the vehicle safe for rides.
Interested customers can continue to book and test-drive the car as and when they please by either contacting the nearest dealership or by leaving a message on the company’s website. Also, if you book the Passat before the year-end, Volkswagen will toss in a 2+2 year warranty and four years of roadside assistance free of charge.