Volkswagen has the first pictures of the New Passat Alltrack, released today, its world premiere at the Tokyo show next week before its launch early in 2012 on the market makes engine.
Based on the popular and 4MOTION adds all-wheel drive versatile Passat Estate, the Passat all track and, along with stylish body extensions provide flexibility of off roading an increased ground clearance, giving it that also some protection against scratches at the over rough terrain. Panels and issued side skirts include underbody protection stainless steel-look front and rear. Other features include matte chrome roof rails, window surrounds, grille and exterior mirror housings.
4.771 Mm the Passat all track is exactly the same length as the Passat Estate and despite flared wheel arch protection of the vehicle width also remains unchanged at 1,820 mm. The suspension is lifted, thus from 135 to 165 mm ground clearance, which increase improves also the Renegades from 9.5 to 12.8 degrees ramp angle (significantly exceeding the crest of a hill). Robust designed increase the approach angle from 13.5 to 16 degrees, and the rear overhang angle from 11.9 to 13.6 degrees front and rear apron.
As with other VW vehicles equipped with 4MOTION on the Passat all track, the front suspension is normally, with only 10 percent of the power to the rear axle dangers. This saves fuel. Almost 100 percent of the power to the rear axle can be sent if necessary, through the use of an electro-hydraulic Haldex clutch.
The Passat all track also has an off road mode, similar to the escape of the Tiguan. When the system is switched on (by pressing a button mounted dashboard) this hill descent assist, which automatically slows the vehicle is enabled on the descent angle greater than 10 degrees. The ABS function is also modified with higher thresholds for operation on poor surfaces, together with faster-reacting electronic differential lock (EDS), to prevent wheelspin. For vehicles with DSG dual-clutch gearbox, the layer pattern also changed points, is active in off road mode, with higher layer more power to give a flatter and easier to maintain, accelerator pedal movement and no automatic upshifting in manual mode.
Available in the United Kingdom the Passat all track as a 2, 0 l TDI 140 HP with six-speed manual transmission or a 2, 2.0-litre TDI 170 PS with 6-speed DSG transmission. Standard equipment contain Alcantara upholstery 2Zone electronic climate control, cruise control, tire pressure monitoring, system, MDI iPod connection, Bluetooth telephone preparation, and 18-inch alloys.
Retailers in the UK likely to start taking orders for the new car in April with scheduled first deliveries for July. More information, including the prices are closer to the launch date. You will find more info on the VW range on www.volkswagen.co.uk.