Volkswagen has released the first details about the 2015 Passat.

Volkswagen has released the first details about the 2015 Passat.

Set to be introduced this fall, the redesigned model has a sportier appearance as it adopts a stylish front fascia with a prominent grille and distinctive headlights. The sporty styling continues out back as the sedan appears to resemble a four-door coupe. We can also see bulging wheel arches, chrome trim and a dual exhaust system.

Interior pictures were not released but the model will reportedly be offered with a heads up display and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. We can also expect a new infotainment system which can be synched with tablets and smartphones.

Under the hood, there will be a new twin-turbo 2.0-liter TDI four-cylinder engine that develops 240 PS (176 kW) and 500 Nm (368 lb-ft) of torque. It will be connected to a seven-speed DSG transmission and an all-wheel drive system which will enable it to return approximately 5 L/100km (47 mpg US / 56.4 mpg UK).

In 2015, we can expect a plug-in hybrid variant that has a 1.4-liter TSI petrol engine and a 102 PS (75 kW) electric motor. This setup will reportedly give the car a combined maximum output of 204 PS (150 kW) and an electric-only range of 50 km (31 miles).

There will also be an assortment of other engines with outputs ranging from 120-280 PS (88- 206 kW).

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