Volkswagen has introduced the Passat Alltrack today at the 85th Geneva Motor Show.

Volkswagen has introduced the Passat Alltrack today at the 85th Geneva Motor Show.

Based on the Passat Variant, the new Alltrack derivative comes exclusively with a 4MOTION all-wheel drive system and sits 27.5mm higher than the standard car. The body has received some plastic cladding around the wheel arches, side skirts and the lower sections of the bumpers to provide the wagon with a more rugged styling. For the same reason, Volkswagen has added stainless steel underbody which also protects the components whenever tackling rough terrain.

The bumpers adopt a slightly different design to improve the approach and departure angles, very important when driving on bumpy roads. Speaking of which, an "Off Road" driving mode has been added which upon activation will enhance grip on slippery roads by making some adjustments to the throttle response, braking input as well as to the hill start and descent systems.

Customers will be able to buy the Passat Alltrack with a 150 HP 1.4 TSI and a beefier 2.0 TSI rated at 220 HP while on the side there’s a 2.0 TDI with 150 HP, 190 HP and 240 HP. Opt for the most powerful gasoline or diesel engine and the car also gets an XDS+ system which will apply the brakes to the inside wheels to improve stability during cornering. All engines are Euro 6 compliant and come as standard with a stop/start system to cut fuel consumption.

Pricing hasn't been announced yet but rest assure the Alltrack "all-wheel drive all-rounder" will be more expensive than the Volkswagen Passat Variant upon which is based.

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