The new Volkswagen Passat broke away from the brave Biedermann – and to inspire Image white. From the success driven, Volkswagen brings the combination from September 2015 to the terrain: Higher laid-wheel drive, robust in its appearance and up to 240 horsepower to the new VW Passat Alltrack as an alternative to SUV participate in all events. But not enough, as all-rounder that combines the best of on- and off-road world, the VW Passat Alltrack receives numerous proprietary features that are not owned by the conventional Passat.
Who needs a VW Passat Alltrak?
The target group is large, many motorists who use their vehicle for towing or in easy terrain, a highly versatile and spacious car choice – be it over snowy passes high in alpine ski areas, the sand beach with boat trailer or architects date on the construction site. The VW Passat Alltrack is touring car, commercial vehicle, family-rounder and more spacious SUV in one.
Exterior: For heavy use specially adapted
The VW Passat Alltrack is within the Passat series is a stand-alone model. Therefore, there are many features that were designed individually for the all-rounder and available only for him are. The off-road bumpers adapted for use together with underrun protection in stainless steel finish, sovereign bank and ramp angle, also equipped with a rear protective sill extensions and sturdy wheel covers make the body strong and provide parallel for a very unique style.
Its increased by 2.75 inches of ground clearance, a special “Offroad” – driving program with appropriately adapted assistance systems and a custom suspension and 4MOTION all-wheel drive masters of the VW Passat Alltrack well as difficult terrain confidently and reliably.
Dynamic Accents Meanwhile, the visible tailpipes with chrome bezel, silver anodized the roof rail, the exterior mirror housings in matte chrome and specific 17-inch alloy wheels (optional 18 and 19 inches).
As with conventional VW Passat Variant trunk volume is expected to be lush 650 liters with a length of 1,172 meters and a width between the wheel arches of 1,005 meters. The cargo area is loaded to the roof, the loading capacity is 1,780 liters and even the length grows to 2,018 meters.
New range of engines can be a real ruckus with 240 hp
Five new engines, Volkswagen Passat Alltrack in a second-generation two turbo petrol (TSI) and three turbo diesel (TDI) that meet all the stringent Euro-6 emissions standard. The powerful petrol afford 1.4-liter and 2.0-liter TSI 150 PS and 220 PS. In the case of high-torque diesel with 2.0 liter displacement, the spectrum also starts at 150 hp. Over the next two diesel power levels follow with 190 hp and 240 hp.
A start-stop system and brake energy recovery are standard equipment. The 150 hp TSI and TDI, Volkswagen with manual 6-speed gearbox. All powerful versions are already equipped with a dual clutch transmission (DSG) at the start.
Standard: This may be the permanent all-wheel drive
The new Passat Alltrack has standard all-wheel drive, which is based on a Haldex coupling of the fifth generation and is already active before slippage occurs. A loss of traction can thus be virtually ruled out. Normally, the system drives only the front axle to save fuel.
However, once threatened with a loss of traction, the rear axle is joined continuously in a split second. Parallel to the longitudinal lock acts as Haldex clutch take in the electronic stabilization program (ESC) integrated electronic differential lock (EDL) on all four wheels, the function of cross locks. They ensure that the driving force while turning a wheel is also conducted in a split second at the wheel on the opposite side.
In addition, Volkswagen Passat Alltrack as equips the 2.0 TSI with 220 PS and 2.0 TDI with 240 hp on both axles with the additional function “XDS +”. The available for all other Passat Alltrack optional braking system during fast cornering to the inside wheels to optimize the way the steering behavior. Technically, XDS + an added feature of the electronic differential locks.
Off-road mode: This makes the VW Passat Alltrack-road
All Passat Alltrack come standard with a travel profile selection. Besides the known in other Passat versions modes “Eco”, “Normal”, “Sport” and “Individual” (in combination with adaptive chassis control DCC) there is a unique feature in this series the additional mode “off”. All relevant vehicle and driver assistance systems are at your fingertips matched to off-road use in the Passat Alltrack.
Some examples: An amendment to the ABS control interval, the tires can in “off” mode, to build up a wedge of stones, etc., so as to reduce braking distance during emergency braking on loose surfaces. and hill descent assist, however, prevented from rolling backwards on an incline or rather the unintended acceleration on inclines. Sensitive dose can be the accelerator. At the same time, the switching points are raised and suppressed an automatic upshift in manual mode.
Interior: Several amenities on board
The interior of the VW Passat Alltrack fit the makers analogous to the exterior specifically to the unique character of this model at. Starting with the robust stainless steel door sill plates with embossed “alltrack” lettering and floor mats with double lap, the individualization extends to the comfort seats of the type “alltrack” which in itself by Alcantara in the outer surfaces and the new fabric decor “7 Summits” distinguished area of the center lanes. Optional stand for the different seats leather upholstery, electric 14-way adjustment, seat ventilation and massage function available.
Aluminium Look Volkswagen led from the robust pedal. Was individualized for the Passat Alltrack also the all-digital instrument cluster “Active Information Display”. With a specific application in the design “tracks” the makers refined Meanwhile, the horizontal ventilation band. Standard equipment also includes a coupling box for mobile phones on the smartphone with the external antenna of the Passat Alltrack is connected.
The new infotainment systems allow maximum connectivity to connect external devices. Among the various interfaces include inter alia the integration of smartphones via “App Connect”. Behind the applications “Mirror Link”, “CarPlay” (Apple) and “Android Auto” hide (Google). Thanks to these three platforms, almost all smartphones and a huge range of apps in the infotainment systems of the VW Passat Alltrack integrate.
The spectrum of the five radio and radio-navigation systems consists of the 5-inch display devices “Composition Touch” with 12.7 inches screen size (standard in the Passat Alltrack) and “Composition Colour”, the 6.5-inch or 16, 5 inches large systems “Composition Media” and “Discover Media” (plus navigation) and the 8.0-inch radio navigation system “Discover Pro” with a 20.3 inch large display.
Driver Assistance Systems: The big plus in safety and comfort
For the new all-terrain model is a wide range of driver assistance and infotainment systems. These technologies, along with the “Active Info Display” include a head-up display that rear-seat-entertainment “Media Control” for tablet computers, the environment observation system “Front Assist” plus City Emergency Braking with pedestrian recognition, ” Side Assist “(Lane Change Assist), the” Emergency Assist “(vehicle stop in an emergency), a traffic jam assistant and an off park assistant.
This attracts the Passat – maneuvering with a trailer easier than ever
In addition, the 2015 VW Passat Alltrack is recommended as an ideal towing vehicle: In 12 percent slope there are 2200 kg towing capacity (braked), the Passat Alltrack the must take on the hook (except 150 PS TSI 1,800 kilograms).
The reversing with a trailer is even for experienced players a challenge. But thanks to the “Trailer Assist” is the reversing with a trailer easier than ever. The mirror adjustment switch is used as a joystick, which means that the driver sets the direction on the mirror adjustment switch and only needs to accelerate and brake. The orientation of the Passat is done by automatically controlling the electromechanical power steering.
Practical: VW Passat Alltrack 2015 remembers individual system settings
The number of comfort and assistance systems is high and many of these systems confront driver individually. As it often happens that family members and other drivers adjust the systems and the vehicle owner must always activate anew their personal settings. To facilitate this, Volkswagen designed a new generation of personalization. The individual settings of a driver are combined into one account and stored.
Through user management, each driver can quickly activate his individual account and thus retrieve his individual settings. The respective driver identifies it easily over his car keys – this is done with the opening of the car. This first settings such as the seating position is already enabled on the driver’s side.
The possible depending on the equipment in the new Volkswagen Passat Alltrack personalization scopes include, among others, the ambient lighting, automatic distance control ACC, the infotainment system, automatic air conditioning, the instrument cluster or the multifunction display, the light, the memory seat
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