The all-new VW Passat Alltrack went on sale in Germany and other European markets earlier this year, and is confirmed to be launched in Australia too. The eighth generation (B8) VW Passat will be launched in October this year, and be followed by its adventure variant sometime next year, as per a fresh report from Motoring.com.au. Right now it’s too early for the Australian subsidiary to say whether it’ll arrive in the first half or the second half though.
The VW Passat Alltrack is offered with four engine options in Volkswagen’s home market with four engine options: 162 kW (217 hp) 2.0-litre TSI petrol, 110 kW (148 hp) 2.0-litre TDI diesel, 140 kW (188 hp) 2.0-litre TDI diesel and 176 kW (236 hp) 2.0-litre TDI diesel. According to the report, rugged variant will be offered with only the 140 kW (188 hp) 2.0-litre TDI engine. In this case, the engine should be mated to a 6-speed DSG transmission.
The company may offer the 2.0-litre TDI engine with 176 kW (236 hp) and 500 Nm of torque, but only if it sees feasible demand for that. The other two engine options are completely out of consideration. The VW Passat Alltrack will rival the Subaru Outback that is already on sale and the Volvo V60 Cross Country that is said to arrive later this year.