The all-new Volkswagen Passat 2017 has been launched in India. The premium German sedan is available in two variants – Comfortline and Highline, priced at Rs. 29.99 lakh and Rs. 32.99 lakh, respectively (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi). The new model marks the launch of the eighth-generation Passat in the country.
This isn’t the first time that the Passat carline is available in India. Volkswagen used to sell the previous-gen model, which was discontinued in 2013 due to poor sales. However, the luxury C2 sedan segment has since seen some increasing interest from customers. As a result, Volkswagen has brought back its Passat nameplate to compete against the likes of the Toyota Camry, Skoda Superb and Honda Accord. It is also priced closely to German rivals like the Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz CLA.
The new VW Passat 2017 is built on the company’s all-new MQB platform. Its design cues are in-line with the latest design philosophy, while there are plenty of features on offer to justify its premium price tag.
Here’s everything you need to know about the 2017 Volkswagen Passat in India:
2017 Volkswagen Passat price in India
The 8th-gen Passat has been launched in India in two variants – Comfortline and Highline. Both these trims get the same powertrain option and the only difference between the two are features. The 2017 Passat Comfortline has been priced at Rs. 29.99 lakh, while the top-end Highline trim costs Rs. 32.99 lakh (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi).
|2017 VW Passat Variants||Prices (Ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|Comfortline||Rs 29.99 lakh|
|Highline||Rs 32.99 lakh|
2017 VW Passat specs
Powering the updated Passat sedan in India is a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder TDI engine which develops 174 bhp and 350 Nm of peak torque. Transmission duties are handled by a 6-speed DSG automatic gearbox. The car is capable of accelerating from nought to 100 km/h in around 8 seconds, while the top speed has been electronically limited to a 220 km/h.
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|Engine||2.0-litre TDI diesel|
|Max Power||174 bhp|
|Max Torque||350 Nm|
|Transmission||6-speed dual-clutch automatic|
|Acceleration (0-100kmph)||8 seconds|
Volkswagen Passat 2017 competitors in India
- Toyota Camry
- Skoda Superb
- Honda Accord
- Mercedes-Benz CLA
- Audi A3