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Volkswagen Passat revealed : First plug-in hybrid drivetrain for nameplate

The new-generation Volkswagen Passat has been revealed in both sedan and wagon guises at an official event in Germany. Codenamed B8, the new Volkswagen Passat sedan is 2mm shorter at 4767mm than the current B7 model, although the wheelbase has grown by 79mm to 2790mm...

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2015 Volkswagen Passat takes shape under cloak
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2015 Volkswagen Passat takes shape under cloak

The teaser campaign for the new Volkswagen Passat continues, with the German manufacturer today releasing a fresh image that reveals more secrets of its exterior design. The image, which shows the eighth-generation large car cloaked by a thin veil, provides a clear look at the Passat’s LED headlights and daytime running lights – the latter lining the lower borders of the headlamp clusters in a style reminiscent of models from sister brands Audi and Skoda...


2015 Volkswagen Passat will be smaller, lighter, more efficient and packed with tech
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2015 Volkswagen Passat will be smaller, lighter, more efficient and packed with tech

The lighter, more fuel efficient and technology-packed all-new Volkswagen Passat will be unveiled in around five weeks’ time. Sedan and wagon body styles of the eighth-generation Passat will be revealed online in early July before debuting publicly at October’s Paris motor show and going on sale in right-hand-drive markets in early 2015...


2015 Volkswagen Passat sketches released
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2015 Volkswagen Passat sketches released

The upcoming eighth-generation Volkswagen Passat looks set to ditch the conservative styling of its predecessor in favour of a significantly sleeker, coupe-inspired design. Official sketches of the 2015 Volkswagen Passat reveal the new large sedan’s low-slung, aerodynamic body...


Volkswagen Passat: first look at sleeker mid-sized sedan
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Volkswagen Passat: first look at sleeker mid-sized sedan

A prototype of the next-generation Volkswagen Passat has been spied, giving us our first look at the German manufacturer's forthcoming medium car. Captured by CarAdvice's spy photographers in Spain, the Passat sedan test car wears production body panels beneath its heavy camouflage wrap, suggesting Volkswagen is in the final stages of development of the eighth-generation model that’s expected to be revealed in the second half of 2014...


Volkswagen Passat Review: 130TDI
Rating: 810 /10
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Volkswagen Passat Review: 130TDI

The Volkswagen Passat turned 40 years old in 2013, so it seems perfect timing for assessing the current-generation version of the big German sedan. Passat is now in its seventh iteration – and good to the tune of more than 15m million sales – since debuting in 1973...

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$46,490

Volkswagen Passat TDI sets Guinness World Record
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Volkswagen Passat TDI sets Guinness World Record

A Volkswagen Passat diesel has broken the Guinness World Record for average fuel consumption for a drive across North America in a non-hybrid car. Over 17 days, 48 US states, and 13, 071km – roughly the distance taken to drive around Australia – the Volkswagen Passat TDI averaged just 3.02 litres per 100km. The record beat the previous by 0...


Volkswagen Passat range receives diesel upgrade
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Volkswagen Passat range receives diesel upgrade

Diesel powered Volkswagen models have scored more power and torque, yet lowered their consumption. The 2.0-litre TDI engines in the Volkswagen Passat sedan, Passat wagon, Passat Alltrack (pictured top) and CC all now get 130kW and 380Nm – an increase of 5kW and 30Nm. Fuel consumption on the Passat wagon and CC (pictured above) has reduced by 0...


Volkswagen Santana: new Chinese sedan launches 29 years after original
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Volkswagen Santana: new Chinese sedan launches 29 years after original

The all-new second-generation Volkswagen Santana has been unveiled in China, 29 years after the original utilitarian sedan went into production. Although the name is not well known in the western world, the Volkswagen Santana was actually the first mass produced modern passenger car built in China, and has since become one of the best-selling nameplates in the country’s automotive history with almost four million units sold since domestic production began in 1983...


Volkswagen Passat Alltrack Review
Rating: 810 /10
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Volkswagen Passat Alltrack Review

  In an age where car manufacturers are creating more niches than there are markets, comes the Volkswagen Passat Alltrack – only this one has legs. Based on the regular Volkswagen Passat wagon the Alltrack raises ride height by 30mm to 165mm, providing semi-SUV-status and the principal rationale behind this new edition to the Passat family...

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$47,750

Volkswagen Passat Alltrack launches with sub-$50k price tag
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Volkswagen Passat Alltrack launches with sub-$50k price tag

The Volkswagen Passat Alltrack has been launched in Australia with a price tag of $47,790. The all-new Passat Alltrack is an off-road-oriented wagon featuring higher ground clearance than the regular Volkswagen Passat wagon, as well as 4Motion all-wheel drive and a six-speed DSG transmission as standard...


Volkswagen Golf sales falls short of Passat
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Volkswagen Golf sales falls short of Passat

Volkswagen CEO Dr Martin Winterkorn may have described the all-new Volkswagen Golf as the brand's most important vehicle at is unveiling in Berlin on Wednesday, but, somewhat surprisingly, it is the larger Volkswagen Passat that is the manufacturer's top seller around the world. Volkswagen sold 900,000 Golfs in 2011 compared with 1...


Volkswagen Passat scores more features for 2013 update
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Volkswagen Passat scores more features for 2013 update

The Volkswagen Passat range has been updated for the 2013 model year with new features added while prices remain untouched. Satellite navigation with a high-resolution touch screen now comes standard across the entire Volkswagen Passat range, featuring voice control, integrated 30GB hard drive and the display for the standard rear view camera while both sedan and wagon variants of the Passat V6 FSI receive steering wheel-mounted gearshift paddles...


Volkswagen Passat Alltrack: Review
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Volkswagen Passat Alltrack: Review

It seems there’s no stopping the surge of SUV sales, but if you’re among the minority of buyers who wants a higher-riding vehicle that looks more like a car there’s a new option: the Volkswagen Passat Alltrack. The first part of the model name tells you which vehicle this new variant is based on; the second implies this is a Passat that can cope with roads that aren’t just constructed of bitumen...

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$47,790

VW Passat Alltrack: Volkswagen's "anti SUV" option
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VW Passat Alltrack: Volkswagen's "anti SUV" option

The Volkswagen Passat Alltrack is being positioned as the latest alternative for buyers who want a high-riding vehicle but not the stigma associated with big SUVs. Volkswagen’s new spin-off variant of its medium-sized passenger car follows models such as the Subaru Outback, Audi A6 Allroad, Skoda Octavia Scout, Volvo XC70 and even the Holden Adventra in offering a wagon body with extra ground clearance and a more rugged appearance...


2014 Volkswagen Passat spy shots
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2014 Volkswagen Passat spy shots

Volkswagen has been spotted testing a prototype version of the upcoming Volkswagen Passat in extreme winter conditions in Europe. The next-generation Passat will be built on Volkswagen Group's new MQB platform, which will underpin the new Audi A3, VW Golf, and scores of other Volkswagen Group vehicles...


2014 Volkswagen Passat new from the ground up: report
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2014 Volkswagen Passat new from the ground up: report

The eighth-generation Volkswagen Passat will be redesigned from the ground up when it launches with a new platform and new powertrains in 2014. According to Dutch website Autoweek, the next Passat will adopt the Volkswagen Group’s versatile new MQB platform, which is destined to underpin a range of upcoming vehicles, including the new Audi A3 and Volkswagen Golf...


2012 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack: VW's off-road wagon
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2012 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack: VW's off-road wagon

Volkswagen has unveiled the Passat Alltrack, an off-road-oriented wagon that will become a rival for the Subaru Outback and Skoda Octavia Scout. The 2012 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack will be imported to Australia next year, likely in the second half, to follow model variants such as the Outback, Scout as well as the Audi A6 Allroad – introducing increased ride height and extra body protection over the regular models on which it is based...


2011 Volkswagen Passat, new Touareg face rear view camera shortage
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2011 Volkswagen Passat, new Touareg face rear view camera shortage

Australian customers of the new Volkswagen Passat and the upcoming second-generation Volkswagen Touareg could face longer waiting times on their vehicles if they were ordered with rear view cameras. Volkswagen Australia’s Karl Gehling confirmed there was currently “bottle neck” in supply of rear camera units for the two new models that could potentially push back delivery dates...


Volkswagen Passat US price cut by $7000
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Volkswagen Passat US price cut by $7000

Volkswagen in the US has just announced a drastic price cut for the upcoming new 2011 Volkswagen Passat sedan, which will now start at US$20,765. The price reduction will put it in direction competition with the popular Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. In the US, the price of the Toyota Camry starts at US$20, 195...


2011 Volkswagen Passat BlueMotion to use 4.1 L/100km
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2011 Volkswagen Passat BlueMotion to use 4.1 L/100km

The new 2011 Volkswagen Passat BlueMotion is one of the most fuel efficient cars in the world, despite its large, family-size proportions. The new Passat BlueMotion sedan will consume just 4.1 litres/100km on the European combined cycle, while the wagon will use 4.3 litres/100km. Average CO2 emissions are 109g/km and 113g/km respectively...


Volkswagen Passat Review
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Volkswagen Passat Review

Models tested: 2011 Volkswagen Passat 118TSI sedan, 1.8-litre petrol, seven-speed DSG – $38,990 2011 Volkswagen Passat 125TDI wagon, 2.0-litre diesel, six-speed DSG – $45,990 Those familiar with the Super Bowl commercial will remember the new 2011 Volkswagen Passat as the ‘Baby Darth Vader car’...

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$38,990 to $57,990

African elephant falls in love with a Volkswagen Passat
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African elephant falls in love with a Volkswagen Passat

Have you ever wondered how the Volkswagen Passat Wagon is made? We may have stumbled across the answer, and it begins something like this: When an elephant and a car love each other very much… A 66-year-old Irish man and his friend got more than they bargained for while driving through a wildlife safari park in South Africa...


2012 Volkswagen New Midsized Sedan unveiled as US Passat
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2012 Volkswagen New Midsized Sedan unveiled as US Passat

Volkswagen has revealed the all-new Volkswagen New Midsized Sedan that we saw Friday ahead of its debut at the North American International Auto Show this week. The new car has been named the 2012 Volkswagen Passat. Not to be confused with the yet-to-be announced Volkswagen Passat Australia will get in the next couple of years, this will be an exclusively-American model specifically designed for the country...


Volkswagen Passat BlueMotion drives 2458km on single tank of fuel
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Volkswagen Passat BlueMotion drives 2458km on single tank of fuel

Volkswagen has been entered into the Guinness Book of Records after completing the mother of all fuel economy runs and breaking the production car, single-tank economy record in a Volkswagen Passat BlueMotion. The car was driven by Gavin Conway from The Sunday Times who drove the distance using just 77.25 litres of diesel...


2011 Volkswagen Passat unveiled at Paris Motor Show
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2011 Volkswagen Passat unveiled at Paris Motor Show

Volkswagen has just unveiled and released details of the next generation 2011 Volkswagen Passat at the Paris Motor Show. Volkswagen has also taken a couple of videos showing the car up close, for all of us who couldn't quite make it to France this week. The 2011 Volkswagen Passat takes on a more mature design, which Volkswagen says was styled on the Volkswagen Phaeton luxury car...


2014 Volkswagen Passat Cabrio to replace Eos
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2014 Volkswagen Passat Cabrio to replace Eos

Reports from the UK have found rumours that Volkswagen is thinking of producing a Volkswagen Passat Cabrio. Though, the car will be an all-new design and not simply a chopped version of the Passat sedan. Speculators are saying the Cabrio will replace the next generation Volkswagen Eos, which is scheduled to be launched in 2011...


2011 Volkswagen Passat touring wagon spied
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2011 Volkswagen Passat touring wagon spied

The new generation Volkswagen Passat family seems to be coming along nicely with the touring variant spied undergoing durability testing recently in the European mountains. Judging by the amount of sag at the rear it seems this Volkswagen Passat development prototype was hauling quite a heavy load under relatively extreme conditions in the cold, high-altitude environments...


2011 Volkswagen Passat sedan spied
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2011 Volkswagen Passat sedan spied

These are the first spy shots of the new generation Volkswagen Passat sedan which is set to receive a major face lift and a few hand-me-downs from the Passat CC. The new Volkswagen Passat will be the next model in line to receive the new VW family face which already features on the new Golf, Touareg and recently launched Polo...


Volkswagen Passat Review & Road Test
Rating: 810 /10
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Volkswagen Passat Review & Road Test

Family motoring has never looked so good Model Tested: 2010 Volkswagen Passat 118TSI; 2.0-litre, four-cylinder, turbo petrol; seven-speed DSG; wagon: $40,990* Options (as fitted): Metallic Paint $700 (Silver Leaf); Electric Glass Tilt/Slide Sunroof $2000; RNS510 Satellite Navigation $2500; MDI $300; Leather Upholstery $3000 CarAdvice Rating: Words by Matt Brogan | Photos by Brendan Nish Coinciding with the February release of the new Volkswagen Golf Wagon, a revised Volkswagen Passat model range also joined the German manufacturer's classy 2010 lineup...

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$38,990