Details of the Volkswagen Passat Alltrack has been uncovered just one week before it’s showcase at the Tokyo Motor Show.


It boasts a host of new features compared to the current Passat. These include the extremely advantageous feature of the 4MOTION four wheel drive system.

Body protection

The car also comes with better exterior body protection so drivers can worry less about typical scrapes and scratches.

Improved off road capabilities

The Volkswagen Passat Alltrack will sit higher too which naturally improves the cars off road credentials. It will come available with an off road mode too which is very useful for hill starts and when automatic braking is needed in certain situations.


The EDS (electronic differential locks) have made more sophisticated. They now have a faster reaction speed in order to minimise wheel spin.

2.0 litre TDI

For us in the UK, the car will come available with two variants a 2.0 litre TDI engine. The most powerful of the two will be able to produce 170 BHP that comes with a six speed DSG transmission. The other comes with a six speed manual transmission.

The 170 BHP version’s DSG dual clutch transmission will increase the car’s power and performance. The altered gear shift pattern allows the drivers to be more engaged with the speed of the car.

Standard equipment

There is a generous amount of standard equipment within the vehicle too. The car comes with Alacantara seats, cruise control, a tyre pressure monitoring system, 2Zone electronic climate control, MDI iPod Connectivity along with 18 inch alloy wheels.

Release date

The car released will be early next year. There has been no pricing structure planned yet.

Not coming to the USA

There will be a slight sense of disappointment to those Volkswagen fans in America. At present, the company’s dominance in the United States is not as strong as that throughout Europe. The reasoning behind not releasing the Passat Alltrack in the USA is due the Passat Alltrack being catered for the