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Volkswagen Australia chief "comfortable" with delayed Passat launch

Volkswagen Australia managing director John White says he is comfortable that local examples of the new-generation Volkswagen Passat won’t arrive for more than 12 months after the European launch taking place this week...

2015 Volkswagen Passat specifications

When the 2015 Volkswagen Passat launches locally - but not for about 12 months, as explained here by Volkswagen Australia managing director John White - it will be available in 132TSI guise with a 1.8-litre turbo petrol engine with circa 132kW/250Nm, and a 135TDI turbo-diesel expected to offer 140kW/400Nm from the same displacement...

Volkswagen Passat GTE plug-in hybrid revealed

The Volkswagen Passat GTE plug-in hybrid will be among the German giant’s reveals at this week’s 2014 Paris motor show.  The electrified take on its new-generation mid-sized staple takes on the GTE moniker premiered on the Mk7 Golf in February, and features a 160kW/400Nm powertrain that boasts claimed fuel use of less than 2...

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. This, according to Volkswagen, has increased the length of the passenger compartment by 33mm...

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

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

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

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 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

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

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...