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The new Volkswagen Passat Alltrack

Volkswagen has finally offered some information about its upcoming model, a 4×4 Passat, a version with a larger ground clearance from the normal version and with SUV specific design elements.

The Volkswagen Passat Alltrack, as it is called, will make its debut appearance at the Tokyo Motor Show. This off-road version is based on the classic Passat frame but is higher off the ground than the classic and features new struts, similar to those one would find in SUV models, as well as protection areas for the lateral spoilers and the wheel guards.

Those who wish to purchase the new Passat Alltrack will be able to choose from two gasoline engines and two diesel ones. The gasoline engines will either be a 1.8 liter TSI which 118kw/158hp or a 2.0 liter TSI with 155kw/207hp. The diesel versions comes with only a 2.0 TDI with different power generations, either 103kw/138hp or 125kw/168hp.

The 2.0 TSI and the 168hp TDI will also come standard equipped with four wheel drive, a double clutch DSG automatic gearbox, for the other two models these features will be optional.

The 138hp 4Motion TDI will have a consumption of 5.7 liters/100km, according to the producer, while the stronger 168hp version – 5.8 liters/100km.

The Volkswagen Passat Alltrack will make its official debut at the Tokyo Motor Show at the beginning of this December and it will be available for purchase at the start of 2012.

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