Volkswagen once again updates the Passat in China
The current generation of the Volkswagen Passat is barely three years old (watch the video for a reminder of what it looks like), but it has already been updated twice this year, first three months ago and now once again.
The China spec had been originally larger than the US and EU specs at 4,933 mm (16.18 ft.) long, and the latest facelift makes it even larger (4.948 mm / 16.23 ft. long) thanks to a new front bumper.
The headlights are now adaptive, and there are a couple of LED stripes on the radiator grille that connect each headlight with the brand logo in the middle. In a similar fashion, a red LED stripe in the back links the two taillights together.
Powertrain specifications have yet to be announced, but we expect everything to stay as it was. The current Passat for China ships with petrol turbos sized 1.4 and 2.0 liters large, the former available in ICE (150 PS / 148 hp / 110 kW) and hybridized (211 PS / 208 hp / 155 kW) forms. The latter is obtainable in 186 PS (183 hp /137 kW) and 220 PS (217 hp / 162 kW) versions. Regardless of which spec you choose, a seven-speed DSG transmission will drive the front wheels.
There are no photos of the interior, but we wouldn’t expect any major changes there. The February facelift landed the Passat for China with sensor-based HVAC controls and new décor elements.
Sales will begin in summer.
Editor Andrew Raspopov