Expected in the coming years, the new Volkswagen Passat will turn into a kind of hybrid mixing several types of bodywork.
New Volkswagen Passat 2023 – At the end of 2020, we were learning by the voice of the media Automotive News, generally very well informed, that the current Volkswagen Passat would not be not replaced as such. Faced with the commercial crisis encountered by sedans family cars, shaken by the wave of SUVs, the Wolfsburg firm undertakes to offer an original succession to its ex-bestseller, halfway between sedan and station wagon.
A strong trend?
It is an entire section of Volkswagen’s history which is about to disappear by 2023. The current Passat range, made up ofa very (too?) classic three-volume sedan to which is added a break, will not be renewed. Under the code name B9, a project mixing a sedan and station wagon silhouette will be preferred, like a certain Citroën C5 X preparing to invest primarily in the Chinese market, then the Old Continent. Except that this future Passat, ninth of the name, would refuse any adventurous pretension, when the standard-bearer of the Chevrons does not hesitate to raise his plate a few centimeters to make an eye out for customers who are fond of SUVs.
To rationalize its range of sedans based on the MQB platform, the new Volkswagen Passat is set to abandon its assembly plant in Emden, Germany, to join that of its cousin, the Skoda Superb. The teuton would then put down her suitcases in the Czech Republic, at the Kvasiny production site, from 2023. The latter would also be responsible for supplying the variants intended for the North American and Chinese markets. By the way, the arrival of this new Passat will probably sign the death penalty for Arteon station wagons and sedans who did not know how to find their audience, despite their strong character.
Approaching the silhouette of the Skoda Superb, the new Volkswagen Passat will experience a slight growth crisis which will see it lengthen to around 4.86 m, against 4.77 m currently. An overweight which will also benefit the legroom of the rear passengers, due to the noticeable increase in wheelbase. This outpouring of generosity will also be reflected in the luggage compartment to establish its transport volume around 660 l.
Fingers in the socket
If it is not yet noted that the new Passat will renew its diesel offer, we can expect an enlargement of its panel of 48V hybridized petrol engines. But the newcomer will focus mainly on diversify its range of rechargeable hybrid units, from 204 to more than 300 hp, while approaching the 100 km of full-electric autonomy, thanks to the increase in the capacity of its batteries. It will stop there, when it comes to zero-emission mobility, to do not overshadow the future ID sedan.7, devoid of heat engine.
New Volkswagen Passat price
Launched in 2023, the new Volkswagen Passat will certainly see its base price soar, due to its specific architecture. It is to be feared thatshe will ask for at least € 36,000 as an entry ticket. Subsequently, like the Citroën C5 X and Ford Evos, she will probably wear the perfect set of the adventurer via an Alltrack finish with a raised profile.
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