More accessories and adapted engine, but catechism marks over Passat’s abiding future
Volkswagen Australia has appear appraisement and blueprint capacity for the adapted 2021 Volkswagen Passat range, which is due to blow bottomward from April.
At the aforementioned time, Australian admiral were non-committal about the abiding approaching of the Passat auto and wagon, afterward letters the duo will be adopted in the US and Europe to accomplish way for a new electric strategy.
Speaking with Australian media this week, Volkswagen Australia managing administrator Michael Bartsch said he was ambiguous what address the end of Passat assembly in Europe and the US would accept on bounded allocation.
US industry account Automotive News appear this anniversary the Passat would be abandon from American showrooms, forth with the Volkswagen Arteon, and would alone access its abutting bearing in Europe as a aloof wagon.
Bartsch reaffirmed Volkswagen Australia’s charge to the Passat, at atomic until the end of 2022, in sedan, wagon and Alltrack guise.
“I don’t apperceive but what I can say is the Passat is allotment of our account and aggregate planning for 2021 and 2022. That’s accepted generation, what happens afterwards that I absolutely don’t know,” he said.
“The Passat wagon 206, we’re authoritative some absolutely acceptable appropriate to the badge [as a convoying car] in Australia. That car in Victoria and NSW is actuality recognised for its attributes, the Passat Proline.”
The 2021 Volkswagen Passat ambit will absorb new engines and technology, headed by the range-wide addition of wireless Apple CarPlay and wireless Android Auto, as able-bodied as new USB-C ports.
In agreement of safety, the Passat inherits the latest adaptation of Volkswagen’s IQ. Drive assurance suite, which includes biking assist, advanced abetment with banal monitoring, lane abetment with adaptive lane guidance, emergency assist, adaptive cruise control, ancillary assist, rear cantankerous cartage assist, esplanade assist, advanced and rear parking sensors, disciplinarian fatigue detection, 360-degree ‘proactive addressee protection’ and a abandoning camera.
The Volkswagen Passat 140TSI Business anchors the reworked 2021 agency at $46,590 added on-road costs – line-ball with the accepted price.
Under the beanie resides an banausic 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder petrol agent (140kW/320Nm) that drives the advanced auto via a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic.
Key appearance on the access car accommodate LED headlights tail-lights, and fog lights, 18-inch auto with a full-size spare, leather-appointed seats with heating function, added three-zone altitude control.The infotainment arrangement comprises an 8.0-inch centre awning with the wireless smartphone apery already mentioned.
Next in the agency is the Passat 162TSI Elegance, priced at $51,790 added ORCs in auto anatomy and $53,790 as a wagon.
Along with a added able 162kW four-cylinder engine, the 162TSI has 18-inch alloys with a altered design, a across-the-board sunroof, LED Matrix headlights and activating rear indicators, and an electric boot.
Likewise, the autogenous is upgraded via ambient lighting, the addition of a agenda apparatus array and a beyond 9.2-inch centre touch-screen with a Harman Kardon stereo and 360-degree camera. There’s additionally Nappa covering lining the seats, which are aerial in the front.
An R-Line appearance amalgamation is accessible for the Passat 162TSI for an added $3000 outlay.
Sitting aloft the 2021 Volkswagen Passat agency is the 206TSI R-Line Wagon, priced at $63,790 added ORCs.
It adopts the aforementioned befuddled turbo-petrol agent as the Golf R, alms up 206kW, and matches the achievement angled with 19-inch alloys, a roof spoiler, R-Line bumpers advanced and rear, new chafe plates and brave rear windows.
Volkswagen’s R-Line-branded Nappa covering seats abide inside, complemented abroad by brushed argent inserts, stainless animate pedals and a sportier council caster and about-face paddles.
On the Alltrack front, Volkswagen is alms two Passat Alltrack variants for 2021 – the Passat Alltrack 162TSI (from $46,990) and the Passat Alltrack Premium (from $58,790).
The above mirrors the aforementioned blueprint as the approved Passat Business and adds 4MOTION all-wheel drive with adaptive anatomy control, added an cyberbanking tailgate.
The closing brings 19-inch admixture wheels, a across-the-board sunroof, Matrix LED headlights and LED tail-lights with activating indicators.
The Alltrack Premium array ambient autogenous lighting, the beyond 9.2-inch awning and agenda cockpit, a Harman Kardon stereo, Vienna covering upholstery, acrimonious and aerial advanced seats, as able-bodied as the 360-degree assurance camera.
How abundant does the 2021 Volkswagen Passat cost?Passat 140TSI Business – $46,590Passat 162TSI Alltrack – $46,990Passat 162TSI – $51,790 (wagon $53,790)Passat Alltrack Premium – $58,790Passat 206TSI R-Line – $63,79