[PHOTO GALLERY] Volkswagen Passat Alltrack – more official images image

Volkswagen has recently released more official images with the off-road Passat Alltrack model.

After the new Volkswagen Passat Alltrack has been officially presented to the public back in December 2011 at the Tokyo Auto Show, the German based automaker has decided that time has come for the off-roader to be placed into the spotlights one more time and new images with the vehicle have been released, showing it in a wonderful alpine landscape.

The Volkswagen Passat Alltrack is actually based on the Estate version of the popular Volkswagen Passat model and this version has been fitted with an aluminum underbody protection, plastic cladding for the body and a raised suspension. The VW Passat Alltrack is expected to go against models like the Volvo XC70 and even against its “brother”, the more expensive Audi A4 Allroad.

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 to 165 mm. Under the hood, the Volkswagen Passat Alltrack will come with just four engines, two petrols, the 1.8 TSI with its 160 horsepower and the 2.0 TSI with 210 horsepower, and two diesels, the 2.0 TDI unit in two different outputs, 140 HP and 170 HP.