The next generation of the Volkswagen Passat will be officially launched on the market in 2014 and the model is expected to be lighter and burn less fuel than the current one.
Even if the new generation of the Volkswagen Passat has been recently launched, the guys at autoblog.it are already talking about the future model, which is expected to come in 2014. According to our source, the next generation of the Volkswagen Passat will be made on the same platform as the next Golf, the MQB, which will be the central element of diet in Wolfsburg. The target is to bring the future generation of the VW Passat to about 1.400 kg, which will be 30-40 kg less than the current version.
Under the hood, the next generation of the Volkswagen Passat will come with both diesel and petrol engines, which will comply with the Euro 6 standards, and amongst the units which will be available will be the 1.4 liter TSI and the larger 3.6 liter FSI V6 with 300 horsepower. As a reminder, the 2012 Volkswagen Passat is offered in three trim levels, the S, the SE and the SEL, where the entry-level version is powered by a 2.5 liter five-cylinder engine, developing a total output of 170 horsepower and a peak torque of 177 lb-ft, mated to the standard five-speed manual transmission, with an optional six-speed automatic available. The top-of-the-line version is powered by a 3.6 liter VR6 unit, developing 280 HP and 258 lb-ft of torque, mated to a six-speed DSG transmission. Prices for the 2012 VW Passat start at 19.995 USD.