There has been much ado about the upcoming Volkswagen Passat B8- we've covered the expected specifications and we've even had a quick drive with the car up in Langkawi prior to the actual launch. The car is a very exciting model indeed, and Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia has finally decided to open the order books for this new Passat. The estimated pricing for the car is between RM 160,000 to RM 199,000, depending on the specification and variant of course.
There will be a Comfortline variant and a Trendline variant- both powered by the smaller 1.8-litre turbocharged engine. This is paired with an improved 7-speed direct shift gearbox (DSG). This combination provides an output of 180PS, and a torque figure of 250Nm between 1,250rpm to 5,000rpm. The higher specification Highline model comes with the turbo 2.0-litre and 6-speed DSG from the Golf GTI, which gives it plenty of performance potential indeed. The Highline also gets some nifty features, most notable of which is the Active Info Display that is functionally similar to Audi's Virtual Cockpit.
The all-new Passat comes with a 5-year manufacturer’s warranty, and is available in seven colours – Pure White, Deep Black, Reflex Silver, Indium Grey, Crimson Red, Black Oak Brown and Harvard Blue. Members of the public are invited to view the all-new Passat during a special pre-booking weekend event on 12 and 13 November 2016, a Volkswagen showrooms nationwide.