Volkswagen Passat 2017: Top New Features

Volkswagen Passat 2017: Top New Features

Volkswagen – The German carmaker is all-set launch re-launch the VW Passat 2017 Edition in India on 10th October 2017. Read on to know the top new features of this premium sedan.


One of the most popular sedans by Volkswagen – the Volkswagen Passat is all-set to re-enter the Indian automobile market very soon. According to several reports, the German manufacturer Volkswagen will launch their latest sedan VW Passat 2017 on 10th of October 2017, after a long wait. The production of Volkswagen Passat 2017 has already begun at Volkswagen’s Aurangabad facility.


The Volkswagen Passat is a perfect luxury sedan that combines luxury, safety, power, performance, efficiency, comfort and convenience in one package. This is not the first time that Volkwagen Passat will be launched in India. Earlier, it was available in India but VW discontinued this sedan due to poor demand. Now, after three years of long gap, the eight generation Passat will come back to India.


The MQB Platform


The all new Volkswagen Passat is built on Volkswagen’s highly efficient MQB platform, which has already proved its worth around the globe. The Volkswagen Tiguan was also built on the same platform. It must be noted that the Passat is VW’s first luxury sedan to be built on the MQB platform, and it allowed VW to reduce the weight of this sedan by 85kgs.


Aggressive Styling



This 2017 Volkswagen Passat is a premium luxury sedan, which has a bold and brilliant face. The 2017 variant has a refreshing look, all thanks to its new four-bar chrome grille, LED headlamps, prominent hood, re-designed bumpers with C-shaped integrated LED lights, fog lamps, LED tail-lights, bigger alloy wheels and redesigned front & rear bumpers. Overall, the new 2017 Passat looks much bolder and better than the outgoing model.


Premium Interiors



When it comes to luxury, the German automakers can never go wrong. The same goes well with the 2017 Passat. There are lots of comfort, connectivity and convenience features on the inside of this luxury sedan. Not to forget is the 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster that seems inspired from the Audi TT. It also gets an advanced infotainment system, blue ambient lighting, redesigned gear knob and leather wrapped flat bottom steering wheel. There is enough of space and comfort in the cabin of VW Passat 2017.


Power-packed Performance


The Volkswagen Passat 2017 is powered by a 2-litre TDI diesel engine that produces a maximum power of 174.4bhp, and a maximum torque of 400NM. This engine will take just 8 seconds to reach the mark of 100kmph, and it delivers a top speed of 220kmph. This engine will be coupled with 6-speed DSG automatic gearbox and front-wheel-drive (FWD) system. The same engine powers the Audi A4 sedan as well.


Increased Wheelbase & Width for Space


The 2017 VW Passat has a longer wheelbase by 80mm which now reads at 2,791mm, enhancing the interior space in terms of leg-room. Also, the width has been increased by 12mm. the luggage area has been increased by 26-litres. However, the length and height has been decreased by 13mm and 6mm respectively.



Great on Safety


The Volkswagen Passat 2017 is simply superb in terms of safety. Some of the great safety features on this luxury sedan are:


  • 9-Airbags
  • ABS with EBD (Anti-Lock Braking System with Electronic BrakeForce Distribution)
  • Brake Assist
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Rear View Camera
  • Parking Sensors


Availability in India


The Volkswagen Passat 2017 will be launched on 10th October 2017 in India.


Price in India


Currently, there is no official word on the price of Volkswagen Passat 2017 in India. However, we expect it to be priced between Rs.26-30 lacs (Ex-Showroom, India). All thanks to the local production facility of Volkswagen India in Aurangabad, the prices can be a bit low than our expectations as well.


Competition in India


The VW Passat 2017 will compete with Honda Accord and Toyota Camry in India.


Do you think that the all-new Volkswagen Passat 2017 is worth a buying? Or do you think there is any other car better than the 2017 Passat? Do share your thoughts, comments and feedback in the comment section below. Happy & Safe Driving!

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