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The stunning new Volkswagen Passat at Rs 23 lakh

Last updated on: March 24, 2011 12:54 IST

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Volkswagen is all set to offer its new and improved Passat in the Indian market by the end of March.

The car is pitted against the might of Honda Accord that enjoys immense trust in the country.

Recently, Honda upgraded the Accord and offered it a price tag of Rs 19.6 lakh (Rs 1.9 million) and Rs 25.41 lakh (Rs 2.54 million).

The new Volkswagen Passat is expected to be offered with a price tag of around Rs 23 lakh (Rs 2.3 million) and here is what it has to offer:

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Power

The luxury sedan will be powered by the familiar 1.8 TSI engine that does duty in the current Passat, Skoda Laura and Skoda Superb.

A 2.0TDI is also likely to be on offer.

The car will have the striking Bluemotion technology that is claimed to consume 4.9 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres.

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The new Passat is more refined and special emphasis seems to have been laid on the acoustic sealing and the damping of the suspension.

Both show visible improvement as lesser noise and bumps filter into the cabin.

The car now comes with adjustable dampers.

Driving at low speeds or cruising on highways is likely to be equally good in the new Passat.

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Features

Apart from bold lines, new structured nose, wide grille and design hints from the ultra luxurious Phaeton the new Passat has a number of other striking features.

On the inside the car has a much better built, plenty of chrome on elbow rests, vents, instruments, steering and buttons.
Features like Park Assist, radar-based cruise control and Lane Assist would be pffered in the new Passat.

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The seats are big and comfortable and to spoil you a little more the company is offering massaging seats.

While there is ample shoulder and headroom, the legroom is not at par with some others in the segment.

Price

This seventh generation Passat gives is likely to dent the competition with a plethora of segment topping features at an expected price tag of about Rs 23 lakh.

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