Volkswagen Passat Alltrack was presented in the first official photo gallery and information, the mid-class crossover being inspired by Audi Allroad.
Volkswagen introduced the series version of the new Passat Alltrack, which it’s linking the mid-class Volkswagen range models and SUVs like VW Tiguan. Volkswagen Passat Alltrack will fight in the mid-range sw segment which have become crossovers, niche approached so far by only a few car manufacturers. Basically, the new Volkswagen Passat Alltrack is in competition just with Peugeot 508 RXH and Audi Allroad. Given the fact that its smaller brothers, VW Polo and VW Golf, already have “Cross” versions, it was time that the German mid-range iconic model also to receive the same treatment.
Volkswagen Passat Alltrack photo gallery
Volkswagen Passat Alltrack Engine
The engine range includes two TSI units and two TDI. The TSI engines offer 160 respectively, 210 HP, while the TDI engines develop 140 and 170 HP.
The top versions from both portfolios are offered in standard with 4Motion permanent all-wheel drive (AWD) and 7-speed DSG transmission. For the 2.0 TDI and 140 HP version, the four-wheel drive is optional. The Volkswagen Passat Alltrack entry-level version is equipped with a manual transmission and front-wheel drive.
Volkswagen Passat Alltrack Equipment, Price & Debut
For this special niche, Volkswagen will offer a single trim level for Passat Alltrack. The model will be very well equipped and will have in standard items such as leather upholstery (Alcantara), 18-inch alloy wheels, navigation system, automatic dual-zone air conditioning, cruise control, tire pressure monitor system, iPod connectivity and many other top features found on the higher equipment versions of Passat.
Volkswagen Passat Alltrack commercial debut will take place in early 2012, the list of commands will be open in April and the first deliveries will take place in July. Compared with the top version Passat Variant, a modest increase in price is expected.
Compared with Volkswagen Passat Variant, Volkswagen Passat Alltrack has an approach angle of 16 degrees (2.5 degrees higher) and a departure angle of 12.8 degrees (over 3 degrees). Pressing the “off-road” button from the dashboard, enables the controlled descent system, reprograms the ABS system for the time being and changes the DSG settings to improve traction.
“The reason behind this model is the following: many drivers who occasionally are towing a trailer or enter into soft-road situations want a versatile car, sporty and spacious, with robust qualities. Volkswagen Passat Alltrack was developed for this clientele. Compared with the standard version of the Passat Variant, the new model has bumpers inspired by the SUVs style with proper ornaments. The model has a greater ramp angle as well as an improved attack and clearance angle. The high ground clearance of the new Volkswagen Passat Alltrack makes it an excellent alternative to an SUV for driving on unpaved roads,” said the Volkswagen officials.
Volkswagen Passat Alltrack Video
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