The car is Volkswagen’s first locally assembled model in India. The car will be available only in the diesel version.
The Passat TDI 2.0 litre highline will be available in two versions in India. These are priced at Rs 22.35 Lakhs and Rs 24.35 Lakhs, respectively (all prices ex-Showroom Delhi incl. VAT) will compete in the D-segment(premium segment) which is dominated by Honda Accord, Toyota Camry and Skoda Superb.Volkswagen’s Passat is among the most successful Volkswagen cars after the Golf and the Beetle, with sales of 14 million units globally since its launch in 1973, a company statement said.
Other popular Volkswagen cars, the Phaeton and Touareg are imported into India.
The powerful 2.0 litre TDI diesel engine with an output of 103 kW (140 bhp) is one of the most successful engines in the Volkswagen range. It is paired with a 6-speed automatic DSG gearbox. Advanced occupant safety is one of the key features of the Passat which comes equipped with 8 airbags which include side airbags for the rear passengers, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Stabilisation Programme (ESP). The Passat offers a comfortable driving experience with latest features such as the “Press and Drive” starting function, automatic driving light control with “Coming and Leaving home” function.
The Passat will be assembled at the Volkswagen group company Skoda Auto’s assembly plant in Aurangabad – Maharashtra, which produces about 25,000 Skodas annually.