The Volkswagen Passat (B8) has been rendered in the Alltrack guise by X-Tomi Design. Already confirmed for a 2016/2017 launch.

The Volkswagen Passat (B8) has been rendered in the Alltrack guise by X-Tomi Design.

Volkswagen has confirmed they are already working on a Passat Alltrack which will come out in 2016, around the same time when the sleeker CC will be introduced as well. Independent artist X-Tomi Design from Hungary decided to envision the rugged wagon which isn't really that hard to image since we know it will have an increased ride height, plastic body cladding around the wheel arches and side skirts along with aluminum underbody protection.

It will be slightly more expensive than the Passat Variant upon which is based and will be offered with a standard 4MOTION all-wheel drive system. Volkswagen is going to sell the Alltrack derivative probably with the 1.8 TSI developing 180 HP (132 kW) as well as with the beefier 2.0 TSI rated at 220 HP (162 kW) and 280 HP (206 kW). There should also be a 2.0 TDI which in the regular Passat is offered in three states of tune: 150 HP (110 kW), 190 HP (140 kW) and 240 HP (176 kW).

Arriving sometime in 2016, the Volkswagen Passat Alltrack will be an ideal alternative to those who are not too fond of crossovers & SUVs so it will obviously be a niche model.

Volkswagen Passat Alltrack shows its rugged body in new render