New VW Passat UNVEILED ahead of world debut – Here's everything you need to know

Volkswagen is launching the all-new Passat at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2019.

Ahead of the car’s world premiere the Germany carmaker has shared some new details about the vehicle.

In addition to this, VW has also released images of the updated vehicle which reveal its design and styling.

The eight generation Passat has an updated grille which follows the new design language set by the carmaker in recent times.

It has smooth rounded curves across the body, bonnet and rear which seem to tape at the front slightly.

It’s not a huge design refresh but it definitely updates the vehicle to give it a little more appeal.

Passat is one of the most successful mid-size models sold worldwide and is expected to see total sales exceed 30 million versions of the vehicle.

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However, it is the car’s technology updates which are the most interesting changes made to the vehicle.

Among these are ‘Travel Assist’ which gives the car partially automated driving at any speed between 0 and 130mph with the car’s new IQ.DRIVE system.

Working in conjunction with this technology is a capacitive steering wheel which detects touch by the driver to ensure they are present and not asleep.

Another new feature in the Passat is “Emergency Steering Assist”, which increases safety when performing evasive manoeuvres by means of braking interventions.

Inside the car is the App connect interface which is compatible with Apple CarPlay and updated infotainment systems with improved navigation-related services and other new systems.

It will also be possible to use the first smartphones as a “mobile key” for opening and starting the Passat.

There is also a new Digital Cockpit which Volkswagen has said it has enhanced and improved including better graphics and clearer digital instruments.

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Much like the previous generation of the carthere is a Passat GTE which has improved all-electric range which has risen from 55km on the new WLTP cycle.

The GTE is powered by a turbocharged engine and electric motor which provides a system output of 218PS and adhered to the new Euro 6d emission standard.

In addition, every new Passat – whether a petrol or diesel engine – is equipped with a particulate filter.

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