Rumor: VW Works on 2014 Passat?
Okay, we are not covering anything, as we go straight to the core problem. Rumor suggests that Das Auto is currently working on the Euro-spec of 2014 Volkswagen Passat. The good news is that it is not a rumor or trashy gossip, but it is the truth. Volkswagen does work on the developing of the next-gen of 2014 Passat that matches the European specs. But, unlike other carmakers, Das Auto is happily shares the details on their new project. Please be advised that the photo which we attached is the 2013 model year of Passat Alltrack.
The 2014 Volkswagen Passat will be underpinned by the VW Groups’ MQB as the basic platform. Yup… it is the same platform that also used by Golf VII and Audi A3 which means that Das Auto will be putting the mysterious vehicle into strict diet in order to lose some weight. You know, we still can’t figure it out what kind of vehicle the next-gen of Passat will be.
Speaking about the lose weight, autoevolution.com predicted that the 2014 Passat could be having total weight as many as 1,400kg or 3,086 lbs and this is for the entry-level version. Volkswagen hinted that the vehicle will be carrying more gadgets to indulge the driver and the passenger. Okay, now the important part of all – the engine and performance.
Das Auto has been reported working on the upgraded diesel powerplants which meet the Euro 6 emission standards. For petrol powerplants, the 2014 Volkswagen Passat might be getting cylinder deactivation and start-stop to make the vehicle more efficient. The engine choices could be the 2.5L five-cylinder which replaces the 3.6L V6. And last but not least is the fact that the upcoming generation of Passat would be presented in hybrid version where the vehicle will be powered by the combination of 1.4L of TFSI and an electric motor for combined power output 170 horsepower.