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Old 14th September 2016, 13:53   #1
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2017 VW Passat 2.0 TDI Spotted in India for the first time. Launch in Q2 -2017!

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The car was doing high speed test rounds on Mumbai-Pune Expressway. The car is slated to launch for next year second quarter in India. Some of its pros includes top safety ratings, fuel sipping and powerful engines, smooth and comfortable ride with a well-appointed cabin.
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Definitely has potential and VW needs a stronger line-up of products. With no real money to develop local cars, VW India can at least bring in international models. These have a high level of import content, are easy to assemble and require minimal investment.

The Passat, like most VWs, is a beautiful looking car. Give it the right equipment & price and it'll have its share of fans. By the way, is that a Superb right ahead of it? Talk about bench-marking .

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The car spied on test seem to be imported on August at ~ INR 27 Lakhs. ( Zauba -data)

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I would not be surprised if they price a basic version within a couple of lakhs more than a Jetta.

As the EA888 engine is being localised, it must become a lot of reasonable in cost providing VW pass on the savings
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I would not be surprised if they price a basic version within a couple of lakhs more than a Jetta.

As the EA888 engine is being localised, it must become a lot of reasonable in cost providing VW pass on the savings
That and also they may not want to go too close to the Audi A4 1.4 tsi, that will put potential Audi customers in a bigger dillema.

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By the way, is that a Superb right ahead of it? Talk about bench-marking.
That looks like an Audi A3 to me, especially because of the kink on the boot lid and the bumper shape.

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I would not be surprised if they price a basic version within a couple of lakhs more than a Jetta.

As the EA888 engine is being localised, it must become a lot of reasonable in cost providing VW pass on the savings
I presume you are talking about the basic variant of Passat v/s the top end Jetta. If so, it seems plausible. The top variant of Jetta retails for around 23.5 in Gurgaon and so 26-27 seems fair price for the Passat.

However, going by how usually VW struggles to price its cars competitively, I'd go with a close to 30 lakh territory. Even though the Passat is essentially a much bigger car than the German holy trinity, it will be doomed if priced close to them, courtesy India's obsession with luxury brand names.

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VW had better price the Passat competitively. They should know, as the earlier Passats have royally flopped in India. I remember dealerships having 2 year old 'new' Passats in their inventory .

The new Superb is a wonderful all-rounder. It's not going to be easy to ask for any kind of premium.
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VW had better price the Passat competitively. They should know, as the earlier Passats have royally flopped in India. I remember dealerships having 2 year old 'new' Passats in their inventory .

The new Superb is a wonderful all-rounder. It's not going to be easy to ask for any kind of premium.
Yes. But in their "global" thought process, Volkswagen > Skoda and hence it "must" be priced more, regardless of what it offers.

Is this engine the same one that's on the Jetta? Different tune?

The car looks absolutely lovely from all angles. I'm definitely a fan of the VW design philosophy. (minus Ameo)
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Caught completely devoid of any camouflage by a Motoroids spy.

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The spy image reveals a test mule of the upcoming Passat completely undisguised ahead of its launch that is expected to take place early next year. It is believed that the test mule is powered by a diesel engine unlike the petrol-hybrid ‘GTE’ variant that was showcased at the Auto Expo.

The test mule, as seen in the images, features an updated front fascia with a three slat chrome grille, LED headlamps, LED DRLs and LED fog lights.
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Seems like VW is planning to launch both 2.0 TDI and GTE versions although the GTE will be a CBU import in limited numbers initially.

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Spotted on the Pune-Lonavla highway by a Motorbeam reader.

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The car was spotted with daytime-running lights and the Volkswagen corporate face with three-slats chrome grille. The car is slated to launch for next year second quarter in India.
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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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Caught completely devoid of any camouflage by a Motoroids spy.

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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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The design from the front looks bland, droopy nosed. VW seems to be losing the plot in understated styling. This is not understated its almost invisible, looks Ventoish. The current Jetta has a better front end than the Passat. Also anyone considering the Passat should look at Superb, in looks it's a class above!
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Spotted the new passat, Man i loved how the rear looked! It was mean! Maybe the color too helped it look like that, But definitely i fell in love with it when i saw it!

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