The Volkswagen Passat is a large family car marketed by the German automaker Volkswagen through six design generations since 1973. Between the Volkswagen Golf / Volkswagen Jetta and the Volkswagen Phaeton in the current Volkswagen line-up, Passat and its derivatives have been badged variously as DASHER, Santana, Quantum, Magotan, Corsar and carat. successive generation VW Passat carry within positions B1, B2, etc. In 2008, Volkswagen extended its range with the launch of the CC “four-door coupe” version of the Passat.
Volkswagen currently markets two variants of the Passat globally. In January 2011, Volkswagen announced that the new mid-size sedan being built at the assembly plant for Volkswagen Chattanooga North American market would be named Passat. Shanghai Volkswagen Automotive also manufactures the Passat NMS in its Nanjing factory. NMS is not going to be sold outside North America, South Korea and Chinese markets. different B7 Passat model is sold outside of these markets. Volkswagen Passat NMS won the 2012 Motor Trend Car of the Year.
Original Volkswagen Passat was launched in 1973. body types offered originally were two-and four-door sedans and similar looking three and five-door versions. The four fastback style with modern design, designed by the Italian designer Giorgetto Giugiaro. In essence, the first Passat was a fastback version of the mechanically identical Audi 80 sedan, introduced a year earlier. Volkswagen Passat five-door car introduced in 1974. In Europe, the Passat was equipped with two rectangular round two round headlights 5.5 inches 7-inch or four depending on the specification. Passat was one of the most modern cars, the time of the European family, and was intended as a replacement for the aging Volkswagen Type 3 and Type 4.
The second generation Volkswagen Passat was launched in 1981. platform, named B2, was slightly longer and the car updated styling was instantly recognizable as a Passat, with the most obvious difference was the rectangular headlights. In addition to the Passat hatchbacks and Variants, there was also generally three-box saloon, which until the 1985 facelift was sold as the Volkswagen Santana in Europe. In North America, the Passat sold as Volkswagen Quantum, available in three-door hatchback, four-door sedan, a model of the car, but the five-door hatchback was never sold in three doors was abandoned after less than two years . four-wheel drive Syncro version was introduced in October 1984, initially only with the more powerful engine and five cylinders.
Santana was also produced in China, Brazil, Mexico (as Corsar, from 1984 and 1988) and Argentina. In Brazil, the Santana station wagon was sold as the Quantum. Passat saloon and estate were produced in South Africa for their local market until 1987. Third generation Passat was introduced in March 1988 in Europe, 1990 in North America, and 1995 in South America. lack of grille made the car front style more reminiscent of Volkswagen, rear engine, and 411, and also doubled as a modern styling trend. aerodynamic style was developed between 1981 and 2000 Auto concept car.
At that time it was the first Passat to be built on a Volkswagen platform designed, instead of sharing a room with Audi. car, although designated B3 in Volkswagen’s platform nomenclature, was based largely on the platform as used for the smaller Golf model, but was put on both sides. Many features are included directly between these vehicles. Only 4-door saloon and 5-door versions of the properties were available, without the fastback option of previous models. It is marketed under the Passat name in all markets in North America, this was the first.
All new Passat, based on the Volkswagen Group B5 platform, was launched in 1996 in Europe and 1998 in North America. Its PL45 platform was with the first generation “Typ 8D” Audi A4, which was introduced two years earlier, and see the return Passat sharing its platform and model Audi is fine for the first time since the second-generation Passat, including its platform and second-generation “Typ 81” Audi 80/Audi 90. Passat introduced a new design language for the first time in the Concept 1 concept car, for the latest generation of Volkswagen as MK4 Golf, Bora and Polo Mk4. Labour gave B5 Passat aerodynamic drag coefficient of 0.27.)
Volkswagen Passat B6 was first displayed at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2005 and released in Europe in the summer of 2005. Unlike its predecessor, the B6 Passat no longer together its platform with Audi’s equivalent model (Audi A4). According to a modified version of the Mk5 Golf PQ46 platform, the B6 featured a transverse engine and longitundinal of its predecessor, as B3 B4 previous generations, which were related to the A2 platform.
Transverse-engine layout version with four-wheel drive, marketed as 4motion, dictated a different switch B5 center Torsen and Haldex multi-plate clutch drive. Haldex system also changes the handling of changes near the front wheel drive cars. Torsen compared Haldex unevenly pair can direct to the front wheels, thus providing a wider range than the bias of 75:25 to 25:75 Passat B5. Haldex is a reactive-type system, behaving as a vehicle front-wheel drive until slippage is detected, at which point up to 50% of torque can be transmitted to the rear axle. Audi Quattro See related articles for more information.
American edition 2013 Volkswagen Passat made its way to the markets of the Middle East, namely Saudi Arabia, Oman and the United Arab Emirates, in the summer of 2012. 5 seats Sedan is available in four trim levels, all with a 170 hp 2.5-liter 5-cylinder with automatic transmission only.