Volkswagen has announced the all-new eighth generation Passat will be priced from 22,215 GBP (RRP OTR) for the entry-level model when it goes on sale in the United Kingdom in January 2015
Volkswagen has announced the all-new eighth generation Passat will be priced from 22,215 GBP (RRP OTR) for the entry-level model when it goes on sale in the United Kingdom in January 2015.
Described as the “the most successful European business car”, the vehicle was officially revealed back in July. Now the German manufacturer has revealed the car will be offered only with diesel engines in the UK, ranging in power from a 1.6-liter 120 PS (88 kW), through two 2.0-liter units with 150 PS (110 kW) or 190 PS (140 kW), to a range-topping 2.0-liter bi-turbo with 240 PS (176 kW), DSG gearbox and 4MOTION four-wheel drive. The plug-in hybrid GTE version with a 1.4-liter TSI petrol engine and electric motor will follow in October 2015.
At launch, five different trim levels will be offered: S (22,215 GBP), SE (23,310 GBP), SE Business (24,010 GBP), GT (25,305 GBP) and R-Line (27,425 GBP). Standard equipment includes post-collision braking system with front assist, adaptive cruise control, pre-crash braking system and more. The range-topping R-Line offers heated seats, a three-zone climate control, a set of 18-inch alloy wheels and a “host of bespoke design features”.
Volkswagen also says a more frugal BlueMotion verison with a 1.6-liter engine returning 3 l/100 km (78 mpg) and just 95 g/km of CO2 will join the range in June 2015, while an Alltrack modification of the Estate is due in July.
Additional details can be found in the attached press release.