New Volkswagen Passat production begins in India


Volkswagen will bring back the Passat luxury sedan to India which was discontinued at the end of 2013. Production of the 8th generation Passat has begun at the Aurangabad facility.

The new Passat is Volkswagen’s first luxury sedan based on the MQB platform in India. The launch will happen later this year.

Commenting on the occasion, Steffen Knapp, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars, said, “We are happy to bring back one of our most successful premium luxury products to the Indian market, the Volkswagen Passat. The Passat exudes style, timeless design, exemplary performance, and is symbolic of a luxurious lifestyle. We are proud to introduce this car with an iconic heritage to the Indian market.”

The Passat will be available with a 2.0L TDI, 177 PS engine mated to a 6-speed DSG automatic gearbox.

More details will be revealed in due course.

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