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Old 28th September 2016, 11:18   #16
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I like the understated look of the car. But I really hope VW give customers some better options for the rims. The rims on the test car remind me of the boring 'Perugia' alloys offered on the Comfortline variant of the B7 Passat. I prefer the more sporty 'Barcelona' rims that the Highline variant came with.

Hopefully VW won't kill the new car with horrible pricing. I would happily buy one if it were in the region of 32 L - 35 L (on-road). Anything above that would push it too close to C-Class/3-Series/A4 territory and kill it immediately, IMO.
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Spotted the new Passat at the food mall on the expressway giving company to an Ameo TSi and a facelift Vento:

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Spotted all 3 yesterday on the MPEH.

The Vento looked awesome with the new DRL's

The Passat was a little under whelming

Lets see if I have the footage from the dashcam
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New Volkswagen Passat India launch most likely in January 2017.

The new Passat will be coming with a 180hp, 1.8-litre TSI turbo-petrol engine; prices expected to start from Rs 27 lakh.
While the model will initially be launched as a petrol only, VW plans to bring in a 2.0-litre diesel engine at a later stage. Also planned is the launch of a plug-in hybrid Passat GTE to cater to the growing interest in alternative-fuel cars in the country. When launched, the GTE will be available in limited numbers only with the automaker looking to test the model’s feasibility for the country.

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1. Surprised at the low price point (1.8 TSI Passat Comfortline?) of 27 lakhs

2. 1.8 in 180 bhp tune means same as Octavia and Superb. Why not the Polo GTI tune of 194 mph to differentiate or even the new 2.0 TSI with 220 mph?

3. Usage of the 1.8 even though it is likely to be phased out soon globally.
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Like to like - Passat HL will very likely trump the Superp L&K in price presuming they will match out in features. So I don't think Passat is coming out to be any cheaper. Either ways, the expected price points were ~35-40L OTR when checked with VW last year during unveiling of Passat here in Bangalore.

I presume you meant 194 bhp and 220 bhp in the note below?

And at the risk of infraction from the moderators, couldn't help grinning when you wrote "2 comments" and went on to put 3 bullet points Pointing out in jest, of course.

But overall, still a positive news as the original intent was shared to be starting the launch with only the GTe version which would be in vicinity of 40-45L (I am guessing).
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The 2.0 TDI version has been caught on camera completely undisguised by Overdrive spies.

The particular test mule that we spotted has a 2.0TDI badge. Additionally, it did not feature the LED DRLs that the GTE variant gets. We believe this particular version will be positioned below the GTE. It will come equipped with a new twin turbo four-cylinder diesel engine that puts out 240PS of peak power and generates an impressive torque of 500Nm. This motor is mated to a 7-speed DSG gearbox, sending power to all four wheels. The other engine that will be offered in the Passat is the 1.8 TSI that makes 170PS and 249Nm of torque.
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