• Volkswagen Passat B7

The VW Passat B7 (Typ 3C), which was presented on 2 October 2010 at the Paris Salon for the first time to the public, is the successor of the VW Passat B6. Mid-November 2010 came the first vehicles in the market. In the People’s Republic of China as its predecessor, this generation is marketed in parallel with the Chinese VW Passat under the name of VW Magotan. In both works, the production began in December 2011.

In parallel with the Passat B7 there is the VW Passat (NMS), which is built specifically for and in USA and China, where it uses the name Passat, but not much else in common with the European VW Passat.

The Passat B7 is based on the same platform as its predecessor, with almost no visible part remained unchanged. In particular, the wheelbase was minimally enlarged. The drag coefficient (Cd value) is for the variant with 0.298 or for the sedan at 0,291.

On the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show (3 to 11 December 2011), the Passat Alltrack has been presented, which went on sale in spring 2012.

The Alltrack is a 30 mm higher specified B7 combined with new bumpers, including integrated underride protection and wheel arch extensions. In the dimensions, it corresponds to the normal cluster. Offered is the Passat Alltrack with 160 and 210hp gasoline engines and with 140 and 170hp diesel engines. In the two more powerful engines wheel drive and dual clutch transmission as standard. Consumption increases compared to about half a liter.

Like the VW Tiguan and VW Touareg, the Alltrack an off-road program, which is activated via a button on the center console. This ABS, Hill Descent Control and the DSG gearbox are re-tuned and optimized for use in light off-road and towing a trailer.

In China, the model is distributed as Magotan Alltrack.

The engine range corresponds largely to the recent offer its predecessor. The 3.6-liter VR6 petrol engine has been reworked to be achieved because of the Euro-5 emissions standard. It offered a 1.6 TDI diesel version with 77 kW and two 2.0-liter TDI engines with common-rail injection, 103 kW or 130 kW (140/177 PS) afford. For all diesel models and the 90-kW gasoline engine include a start-stop system, a switching time display and a micro-hybrid system as standard equipment. Both 2.0-liter TDI engines can be optionally ordered with the 4Motion all-wheel drive.

For the U.S., a separate model is offered for the first time since August 2011. The car is equipped with 4.87 m 10 cm longer than the European version and luxurious. The price is cheaper than in Europe, because the model does not import from Europe, but at a plant in Chattanooga (Tennessee) (Volkswagen Group of America Chattanooga Operations LLC) is built.

In China, this model is built for the Chinese market and for South Korea.