The 2015 Volkswagen Passat Plug-In Hybrid was introduced at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, along with other variants. It is available for sale for 25,875 euros, in Europe. Th U.S. variant will be released later. It is characterized by the great fuel economy. Here are some features of the new Passat PHEV.
2015 Volkswagen Passat Plug-In Hybrid Design
Volkswagen have revised the exterior of the 2015 Volkswagen Passat Plug-In Hybrid making it more attractive and appealing. They have introduced grille configuration and narrower headlamps in the front, making it look more aggressive. This is a good thing because most people like vehicles that take this kind of front shape. The grille sit in a slightly vertical position helping them merge well with the LED headlights, which looks even more beautiful. The three horizontal bars design has also been maintained.
At the back, the German automaker have introduced a muscular bumper that has been integrated with two tail pipes fro the wide exhaust and new taillights that are Audi-like hence restyling its look totally. A sharp crease connects the taillights to the front making the wheelbase appear more longer when looking at it from the sides and a sleeker appearance has been achieved through muscular arches that house the new large tires.
Generally the exterior specific dimensions dimensions of the 2015 Volkswagen Passat hybrid are; 57.32 inches in height, 187.67 inches in length, 72.12 inches in width and 109.88 inches in wheelbase.
Interior Styling, Features
The interior of the 2015 Volkswagen Passat Plug-In Hybrid is just breathtaking due to its arrangement, spacing and color combination and they were careful not to make it look too flashy. The designers have added some new gadgets to help one manage several activities through buttons. In the back they have added an entertaining system app hence making the car more suitable for long road trips and/or journeys. They also have added a heads up display and a digital cluster instrument. It is also important to note the big space that the new Passat offers. Unlike its predecessors this one offers more leg and head room both in front and at the back, and more space for luggage.
Hybrid Engine, Specs, Fuel Consumption
To the delight of many, Volkswagen announced that a hybrid drive-train will been introduced. The 2015 Volkswagen Passat Plug-In Hybrid will be powered by a combination of a 1.4-liter TSI petrol engine that will be able to produce 154 horsepower and a 80 kw electric motor delivering 107 horsepower. This two units will be able to generate a total of 208 hp. None of this would be possible without a 8.8-kW-hour Li-ion battery. All the power is transferred to the front wheels via a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission.
The curb weight of this midsize sedan has also been made lighter after being freed 186 pounds, therefore cutting its carbon dioxide and fuel consumption by up-to 20%, making this vehicle more economical. It is said that its estimated fuel economy rating is 130 mpg. Its electric-only range is 31 miles, while its maximum range is more than 600 miles.
2015 VW Passat Plug-In Hybrid Price
The new 2015 Volkswagen Passat with plug-in hybrid system is already available in Europe for the starting price of 25,875 euros, (about $35,200). Deliveries will start early in 2015. Some reports suggest that the United States variant won’t be released till 2016.
The new PHEV is therefore not just a stylish car that you can brag about, it is also economical with its fuel consumption. That is why you have all the reasons to go for this car. Make your order now and enjoy the ride!
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