2016 Volkswagen Passat Release Date and Specs

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2016 Volkswagen Passat

The 2016 Volkswagen Passat for the US market, a fresh car which is going to use VW’s new modular platform as well as it will get new engines which are not only going to be more fuel efficient but also more powerful than the current ones. 2016 Volkswagen Passat will certainly be the most interesting car thanks to the fact that it is the only car offering a diesel in its engine range which is always nice to see and the best part about this diesel is that it is quite powerful as well as impressive to use.

2016 Volkswagen Passat Exterior Design

2016 Volkswagen Passat exterior will change quite a bit. The front will now get those new rectangular headlights from the 2015 European car while the back will get the great shape changing LED taillights which light up differently depending on what the car is doing. The headlights will also be upgraded to bi-xenon lights. For the taillights, expect LED lights to help keep you safe. All of this might be expected in all the difference body styles that the 2016 Passat is rumored to come in, including a wagon, sedan, coupe, and convertible.

The 2016 VW Passat Rear body end will also get new-designed taillights and new rounded bumper, while the side parts will be very similar to the current model. The 2016 Volkswagen Passat will be offered in two body styles sedan and sport wagon. It will be around 190 lbs lighter compared to current model, because of use of new, light materials like aluminum and high-strength steel.

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2016 Volkswagen Passat Interior

The interior will be full of comfort and luxury. There will be also plenty of hi-tech features and one of the highlights will be new 12.3 inch touchscreen, probably largest in the class. The base one will get automatic climate control, electric and heated seats, electric windows, electric power steering, a small 7 inch infotainment center as well as RDS radio. The seats are quite comfortable and thanks to the very nice layout, there is more space both in the front and in the back than in any other car in its class.

2016 Volkswagen Passat Engine

2016 Volkswagen Passat engine is a 2,5L Inline-4 engine will be replaced with turbo 1,8L Inline-4 engine as the new base engine. It should generate an output of 170 horses and 184 lb-ft of torque. With the acceleration of 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) for 8,4 seconds; the new Passat can achieve a top speed up to 115 mph (185 km/h). Next one is turbo 2L diesel engine with output of 235 horses and 370 lb-ft of torque. Buyers will be offered a choice between a manual transmission with five speed and an automatic transmission with six speed. Higher trim level will get automatic transmission with seven speed as optional. A little latter after these engines will be offered hybrid option. The 2016 Volkswagen Passat hybrid will be combination of 1,4L Inline-4 TFSI engine and an electric motor with total output of 200 horses.

2016 Volkswagen Passat specs

2016 Volkswagen Passat Price and Release Date

The New 2016 Volkswagen Passat is going to be the first major upgrade of the previous generation. This will get a more similar styling to the European model, so now both the front and rear of the car are going to be identical to its sibling. The 2016 VW Passat release date hasn’t been set just yet but we do expect it to come on the market by the mid of 2016 at a base price no higher than $23,000 which is right where the previous model was.

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