Volkswagen will stage the world premiere of the new Passat Alltrack—a new wagon configuration that VW says closes the gap between the conventional Passat Estate and the Tiguan SUV—at the Tokyo Motor Show.
|Passat Alltrack. Click to enlarge.|
Two turbocharged direct injection gasoline engines (TSI) with 118 kW (160 PS, 158 hp) and 155 kW (210 PS, 208 hp) and two turbodiesels (TDI) with 103 kW (140 PS, 138 hp) and 125 kW (170 PS, 168 hp) are available in the Passat Alltrack. The two most powerful Alltrack versions, the 170 PS TDI and the 210 PS TSI, have standard 4MOTION all-wheel drive and a dual clutch transmission (DSG). For the Passat Alltrack with a 140 PS TDI, Volkswagen will offer all-wheel drive as an option.
The 140 PS diesel version has a combined fuel consumption of 5.7 l/100 km (41.3 mpg US), equivalent to 150 g/km CO2, while fuel consumption for the 170 PS version is 5.8 l/100 km (40.6 mpg US), equivalent to 152 g/km CO2.
In comparison with the Passat Estate, the new model features new bumpers in SUV style with wheel well and side sill flares; greater off-road ramp angle, approach angle, departure angle; and higher ground clearance.
Market launch for the new Alltrack begins in early 2012.