Volkswagen has shown its exceptional creativity by creating a car like ‘Passat GTE’. The one of its kind car which is the evnionment-friendly plug-in hybrid version which is packed with an amazing 154bhp-1.4L petrol engine which will go to deliver 215bhp of power, but the upgrade in the car is the electric motor and claims a driving range of 1000kms.
While the great thing about the car is that the electric power engine can generate power up to and appx. 50kms on electric drive alone. While the second generation in-car infotainment unit which is featuring a touch-screen, USB, and Bluetooth. Moreover, the DAS which stands for Driver Assistance System also one of the positive points in the version. The launch of the car is expected to come in January next year and it will surely go to bang his head with Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, and BMW 3-series, all these are some of the most buzzing cars right now in India.
The refurbished version seems quite updated than the previous one in many ways, as the version seems quite bigger and wider than the previous one in many ways and it is also trying to carry forward the company’s design language to another level. The front faced is now more upgraded to make it more aerodynamic instance while the radiator grill has been widened and is also designed with horizontal and vertical slats for a classy appeal.
There is a quite change in the looks which makes it look majestic in many ways like the B-pillar are in glossy black finish and while the window surrounds have a chrome plating and the rear section of this classy sedan have quite an impressive look.
The interior of the car also have some quite awesome looks and techs which made it to the top in the sedan segment as it has a central console with air vents which is an upgrade in the design and TFT display with two analog meters.
The steering wheel seems to have a flat bottomed design with three spokes and is accomplished with all the multi-function keys and switches and te dashboard gets a glossy veneer along with metallic accent. While some other functions are automatic climate control unit, an advanced parking assistance function with sensors and rear camera, power assisted steering with multi-functional switches and electrically adjustable seats.
Apart from these, we can also expect for power adjustable and foldable outside mirrors with heating function, electrically operated windows, cruise control, rear demister, automatic headlamps, rain sensing wipers and various other such innovative features. The car is expected to come with a 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine behind the wheels. And it is a 4-cylindered engine with a turbocharger incorporated in it for enhanced power and performance.
It is very much speculated by the reports given by the officials that the producing a power of 187bhp along with a torque of 380Nm to 400Nm. On the other hand, some other views of auto experts also believe that the 1.4-litre TSI engine may also be offered to the buyers.
There is also a 4-cylindered mill, which is expected to unleash around 125bhp of power along with 240Nm of torque. Both these engines should be offered with a choice of manual and seven speed DSG automatic gearbox option. While the expected mileage of the car which is given by the company is 15Kmpl approx.
While rather than all the pros the most important thing is the cons which are must check by everyone in any version of any brand and this too has some.
1. The fuel economy or the mileage of the is not expected to be on a very good side.
2. The price range of this version will surely go to make you search for another alternate for this car which is already launched in India and they are Maruti Suzuki Ciaz SHVS, Skoda Superb, Toyota Camry, and the upcoming Honda Accord.
3. The Maintainance and running cost of the car will be quite higher and will definitely tease the buyer every time.