Highlighting the major breakthrough of German automotive engineering is the upcoming 2018 VW Passat. This model has been a significant sedan over several automobile markets which offer premium luxury along with a great performance.
This 2018 model has already been announced by the company and several car sources have been able to dig out some information about the changes and improvements that are going to be incorporated.
Engine and Mileage of 2018 VW Passat
Improvement for this upcoming Volkswagen Passat starts with its engine. A 1.8-liter turbocharged inline-4 will be used as a base variant. This engine will be capable of producing 170 hp and a great amount of torque.
Another engine in the option is a 3.6-liter V6 engine. The outputs produced by this engine are not known. But it has been said that 280 hp is a possibility. A 6-speed automatic transmission system will be used with both of these engines.
The efficiency of fuel economy is definitely going to see some improvements. Moreover, it has been said that its mileage is going to stand at 26 mpg on city drive and 31 mpg on highways.
2018 VW Passat – Redesign Exterior
By taking a look at this new 2018 VW Passat changes contemplating improvements can be noticed right away. This starts with its front fascia as the design of the grille has received some modifications.
Horizontal slats hold aggressive chrome inserts. Headlights have been attached to this grille which makes up a 1 single section in its front fascia. Down below, a single wide section has been cast out in its front bumper.
While the middle section consists of air intakes, the outermost sections house the fog lights. Moving on, the hood also holds a stylistic profile. Its side body is just plain and simple. Things get interesting in its rear fascia as the taillights now bear a trendy design.
All in all, this new Volkswagen Passat will be built on the MQB platform. This also suggests that a new suspension system could be used or if not then improved.
2018 VW Passat – Interior Cabin
Not much has been known about the interior cabin of this VW Passat 2018. But car experts have sourced out some changes. According to it, the dashboard is going to see significant refinements to be more enhanced on utility.
It has also been said that the front seats will be completely new and that new electronic functions like power adjustment will be incorporated. New high-grade upholstery materials for the seat, steering wheel, door panels and the dashboard are for sure.
In addition, its infotainment system along with the navigation system is said to be upgraded. Other than that, a premium audio system has been said to be incorporated. Spacious leg room is also a possibility.
2018 VW Passat – Release Date and Price
This company has not made any official announcement regarding the release date of this model. But chances are that it will hit the showrooms by the fall of 2017. The pricing for this 2018 VW Passat goes as:
- $22,800 for S
- $25,000 for R-Line
- $26,300 for SE
- $30,100 for SEL