Europe: Volkswagen Passat Alltrack to be launched in May image

The German based automaker Volkswagen has recently announced that the all-new Passat Alltrack will be launched in Europe in May.

After the all-new VW Passat Alltrack has been officially presented to the public in late 2011 at the Tokyo Auto Show, the car manufacturer is once again placing it into the spotlights, this time with some official details, like the European release date. According to the car company, future customers of the Passat Alltrack in Europe won’t have to wait that long for the model because it will become available on the Old Continent starting with May, when the vehicle will hit the showrooms.

The Volkswagen Passat Alltrack is actually based on the Estate version of the popular Passat model, which has been fitted with an aluminum underbody protection, plastic cladding for the body and a raised suspension. The off-road capabilities of the VW Passat Alltrack are also being highlighted by the presence of the company’s 4Motion all-wheel drive system, along with the ride height which can be anywhere between 136 and 165 mm.

Under the hood, the Volkswagen Passat Alltrack is coming with a choice of four engines, two petrols, the 1.8 liter TSI with 160 horsepower and the 2.0 TSI with 210 HP and two diesels, the 2.0 TDI in two different outputs, 140 and 170 HP. The VW Passat will go against the Volvo XC70 and even against its “brother”, the more expensive Audi A4 Allroad.