VW Passat 2023 – what’s new?

In the second half of this year, Volkswagen intends to present a new generation of the Passat wagon, which will be the ninth in the history of the model. Prototypes of the novelty, which actively pass road tests, have repeatedly fallen into the lenses of photospies. Based on these pictures made the first renders.

The car will remain recognizable and keep its characteristic straight line. At the same time the shape of the body will become more aerodynamic, and the rear shoulders will be more pronounced. Passat 2023 will get modern headlights, which are connected with a thin LED strip, passing through a narrow grille and emblem. A wide air intake is integrated into the bumper, and slightly above it the vertical slots of the air ducts are noticeable. So you don’t have to worry about engine cooling.

The stern shows more traditional large lights and a slim bumper, which cleared a space for a large trunk door. Spoiler on the roof became a little more expressive. It is known that the basis of the new station wagon is the upgraded MQB platform, which allowed Volkswagen to increase the wheelbase of the model and, thus, make the interior more spacious and comfortable.

The model is equipped with a modern digital dashboard, multimedia system with a large, presumably 15-inch screen. Under it there are buttons and sliders for climate control. The Passat 2023 also got an expanded package of driver assistance systems and safety assistants. Autonomous driving system 2+ or even level 3 is also expected.

The new station wagon will be available with the same gasoline and diesel engines, which will be augmented with starter generators to meet tough CO2 emission standards. A plug-in hybrid version will also be offered. PHEV will combine a 1.5-liter gasoline engine TSI Evo2 and electric motor. The total output is 268 hp.

Production of the new items will be set up at a Volkswagen plant in Bratislava, Slovakia. After production of Ford Mondeo and Opel Insignia was stopped, competitors of Passat in segment D are Peugeot 508, Audi A4 and BMW 3-series.

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