The eighth generation of the Passat already has its own renovation in Europe. It shows weak visual changes and incorporates a drive system semi autonomous The brand did not confirm that for Argentina, but it is expected that it will come when the current stock is exhausted.
This version of the big model gives Another step towards autonomous driving, thanks to a -VW system, driving aids include the concept IQ.Drive– offer level two driving without human intervention. That means, despite everything, the person behind the wheel You should always pay attention.
In practice, when you connect the feature Travel Assist the vehicle will keep the distance with the car in front and correct the direction so as not to leave the track.
But in case of not detecting driver's steering wheels on the steering wheel, will issue more warnings. If the person still does not put their fingers on the hanger (it is a safety measure), the car will only light the buoys and it will slow down automatically.
To do all this safely, it front camera – it reads and "interprets" the environmental and brake effects that allow a more immediate detention.
The engines available on the European market will be three nafteros (1.5 TSI 150 HP and 2.0 TSI 190 or 272 HP) and four diesel (1.6 TDI of 120 CV and 2.0 TDI of 150, 190 or 239 HP). It will also add a variant plug-in hybrid.
the change boxes, on the other hand, there will be three: six-march manual, six (automatic) hybrid and seven. The traction is forward or integrated.
It also has some new headlights compliance with 44 ledof which 32 can be switched on and off individually. The light beam is thus adapted for example not to dazzle.
Outside, the changes are very subtle (headlights, bumpers), within the changed upholstery and digital instrument screenthat, although slightly smaller (11.7 "vs. 12.3"), improved the quality and definition.
The first units of the renewed Passat will be delivered in Europe in August. His public debut will be in the next Geneva Motor Show, in March.