2015 Volkswagen Passat has been revealed in several drawings. The company has also disclosed the first technical details of the new Saloon and Estate trims. The car will have its official debut July, while in front of public it will be premiered at Paris Motor Show in October. This is the eighth-generation Passat. For 41 years the car model been sold in over 23 million examples worldwide. From the brand are promising that it will bring a range of new technologies and features.

For the 2015 Passat Volkswagen has utilized advanced materials such as high-strength, hot-formed steel and aluminium. This has saved up to 85 kg (in comparison to its predecessor), thus achieving fuel-efficiency improvements of up to 20 per cent. The exterior dimensions are marginally smaller than those of the previous Passat. However, the interior space is improved, with more leg- and head-room and increased luggage space.

One of the main highlights of the new model is the high-performance, four-cylinder, 2.0-litre, bi-turbo diesel engine. It produces 240 horsepower (176 kW) and the huge 500 Nm (370 lb-ft) from 1,750 rpm. This engine will be mated only with the new seven-speed DSG gearbox and 4MOTION all-wheel drive.

In addition, Volkswagen announced that a plug-in hybrid model will also be offered. It will have the potential to travel up to 31 miles on battery power alone, and with a maximum range of around 600 miles.

Other new technology includes the Active Info Display, a heads-up display, the latest Modular Infotainment System, including the Car-Net remote app, 360-degree Area View function and the latest generation of Park Assist. The latter includes the option for the car to park itself forwards into perpendicular spaces as well as the world-first Trailer Assist that helps when reversing a vehicle with a trailer attached.

Other safety technology includes Side Assist with Rear Traffic Alert, Traffic Jam Assist, Emergency Assist and the latest Front Assist system with City Emergency Braking that can optionally combine both radar and camera sensors to add pedestrian detection. 2015 Passats will boast LED tail lights, while the headlights will be halogen or LED. In conjunction with Dynamic Light Assist, one of the two LED headlight options automatically modifies the beam for optimum illumination of the road.

More details and the first pictures of 2015 Volkswagen Passat will be available before the official premiere in July. The sales will start before the end of this year.

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Source: Volkswagen