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2012 Volkswagen Passat Clean Diesel
Toronto, Ontario – Volkswagen unwrapped the all-new mid-size Passat at the Canadian International Autoshow on Thursday. Featuring “the new look of Volkswagen”, the new Passat will go on sale in late Summer of this year.
A range of powertrain options will be available on the new Passat: a 170-hp 2.5-litre five-cylinder engine is offered for the first time, coupled with either a five speed manual, or six speed automatic transmission. The optional 3.6-litre V6 engine brings 280 hp to the table, and its automatic six-speed, direct shift gearbox provides an added degree of sportiness. Volkswagen’s 140-hp 2.0-litre four-cylinder TDI Clean Diesel engine paired with a choice of manual or automatic six speed transmissions will also be available. Its expected highway consumption of 4.5 L/100 km will result in an exceptionally long driving range.
Pricing for the all new Passat will be announced this Summer. It will be competitively positioned in Canada’s mid-size sedan market, according to Volkswagen Canada.