The 2012 Volkswagen Passat was developed as a larger vehicle with premium features and handling characteristics that will perfectly match the tastes and lifestyles of Americans. It will be built in Chattanooga, Tennessee, assembly plant most advanced and environmentally responsible auto world’s youngest. The 2012 Volkswagen Passat in history, is the only midsize sedan that offers superior at an affordable price German engineering. Is expected to deliver 43 miles per gallon on the highway, with a range of about 800 miles.
The 2012 Volkswagen Passat final price will be announced in the spring, but the Passat will start at around $20,000 when it arrives in showrooms later this year. It will come standard with premium features that include automatic climate control and Bluetooth connectivity. The 2012 Volkswagen Passat offers legroom best-in-class program Volkswagen Care Free Maintenance and the safety of Intelligent Crash Response System for Volkswagen.
The Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga that will produce the Passat is part of $4 billion for the company in the USA market. The environmentally friendly plant includes a revolutionary paint shop that significantly reduces emissions. The training center employees prior art 40 million ensures compliance with stringent quality standards of Volkswagen. The 2012 Volkswagen Passat sets benchmarks for safety, driving performance and environmental responsibility in the medium segment.
2012 Volkswagen Passat Exterior
Passat’s balanced proportions give it a unique, timeless and dominant style reflecting the ” design DNA ” developed by Walter de Silva, the Italian design chief for the Volkswagen Group and Klaus Bischoff, the German design leader for the Volkswagen brand. The signature clean design, with a predominance of horizontal body elements, reinforces the Passat’s position as the sophisticated choice in the medium egment §. The bottom line: this car looks much more expensive than it really is appearance.
The key to identifying the characteristics of a strong brand is the style of its front end. Here the Passat displays the new horizontal brand face, with the grille and headlights forming a single unit. Unlike models in the compact class, the Passat’s grille is sculpted in a three dimensional shape. Moreover, the grille is more upright and makes a more distinctive and elegant impression in its stricter geometry.
From the side profile, the muscular ridge in the sill area creates a lively interplay of light reflections. Powerfully sculpted wheel arches emphasize the dynamic properties of the Passat. In the balance of the side profile, the roof lines flow toward the back with a nearly coupe-like cut of the rear window. The back is also dominated by horizontal lines. The lines of the large taillights rise toward the sides, underscoring the dynamics of the elegant rear styling. Another unique feature here is the design of the two-part taillights.
2012 Volkswagen Passat Interior
The Passat shows the look of much more expensive cars. The new Passat, bigger is 191.7 inches long and has a wheelbase of 110.4 inches, which translates into a noticeable increase in rear seat space. Like the exterior, the interior is also marked by a clean and geometric formal structure. Interior styling consistently follows the maxims of functionality. Controls are attractive and easy to operate.
The instrument panel is similar to that of Volkswagen’s flagship vehicle, the new Touareg. Chrome trimmed gauges surround a digital multifunction display. A high-end chrome look is also applied to the air vents in the cockpit, and the surrounds of the radio, navigation system and climate control panels. The light switch turning the knob and parking brake handle are also treated in chrome. Except for the base version, all other Passat trims have chrome interior in the window, mirror adjustment and trunk opening switches.
The areas of upper and lower instrument is visually distinguished by various decorative accents, depending on the instrument version. Decorative elements in the design of’Titan’are used in the S version ; elegant decor’Titan Silver Printed “is used in the SE version, wood décor ” Autumn Nut Burl’occurs in the exclusive SEL version accents not only upgrade. instruments, but also the center console as well as the facing panels of the doors.
2012 Volkswagen Passat Engine
The 2012 Volkswagen Passat 2.5 liter five-cylinder engine (170 hp/177 lb.-ft.), which is being offered in the Passat for the first time, will be mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. (Published in conceptcarz.com) Alternatively, the multi port injection engine may be paired 2.5 with a 6-speed automatic.
The quiet, 2012 Volkswagen Passat four cylinder 2.0L TDI Clean Diesel (140 hp/236 lb.-ft.) has the power of a gasoline engine and six-cylinder fuel economy of a hybrid. It is expected that the Passat TDI to deliver 43 miles per gallon on the highway, with a range of about 800 kilometers. Engines Volkswagen TDI Clean Diesel, which come with a NOx storage catalytic converter, are among the cleanest engines in the world, fulfilling emissions requirements in all 50 states. Optional on the 2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI will be legendary 6-speed DSG transmission from Volkswagen.