What to Expect with the New 2016 Volkswagen Passat
Since 1973, we have seen the Volkswagen Passat transform from a gaudy sedan to the sporty little roadster it is today. Now that details for the 2016 model have been announced, we can’t wait to see what the newest generation Passat has in store. Here are just some of the amazing features you can expect to see in the brand new Passat:
The design of the new Passat will remain relatively the same except for a few updated details. The rear receives a more rounded bumper and enhanced taillights while the front fascia will be altered to better reflect the Volkswagen style. It will also lose 190 pounds due to the new combination of lightweight aluminum and high-strength steel materials. Depending on which body style you prefer, you’ll be able to choose between the sedan model and the sport wagon.
The interior will feature some major technology upgrades including a modernized instrument panel. The Passat will also contain a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system which is the largest in its class. Second row passengers will enjoy much more legroom than previous models and each seat will be lined with comfortable leatherette or optional leather fabric.
Although the engine lineup for the new Passat has not been announced, we expect it to adopt the current options with an additional electric 1.4-liter hybrid. The three engine choices available with the 2015 model are the 1.8T, 3.6L V6, and 2.0L TDI® Clean Diesel. The 3.6L V6 engine is the most powerful giving off 280 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque while the TDI® has a fuel efficiency of 43 highway mpg.
For more information on the all-new 2016 Volkswagen Passat, feel free to call us at (855) 634-5626. You can also check out our list of current models online or stop by Timmons Volkswagen in Long Beach, California for a test drive today!