Volkswagen Passat Variant 2020.

Volkswagen Passat Variant 2020.

Volkswagen Passat Variant 2020.

Volkswagen Passat Variant 2020 is a new family estate with a rechargeable engine.
The Volkswagen Passat, which surpassed the mark of 30 million units sold that year, is undergoing another minor update in 2020, which the lazy one did not write about.

But most forget that together with the brutal sedan, a similar station wagon appears on the market in the name of which the Variant prefix appears.

The car definitely catches the eye, has a hybrid setup, an impressive list of passive safety systems and electronic assistants and, of course, a spacious cargo compartment, all for a very modest price tag.


By tradition, let’s start with the cart. There is no surprise here, generations have not changed, so the good old modular MQB remained in place. Suspension is also provided by MacPherson strut front and multi-link rear. ABS and ESP systems are also available.

Volkswagen Passat Variant 2020.

An adaptive DCC suspension with 15 stiffness settings will be offered for a surcharge. Also on board is an electric power steering column and disc brakes. 5 manual transmissions or a DSG robot act as a transmission. The top-end set includes four-wheel drive. At the base, the thrust goes to the front axle.

The motor range of the universal Passat, as already mentioned, in addition to the classic internal combustion engine of execution, got hold of an electric train.

The complete list of offered powertrains is as follows:

• Turbocharged petrol engines of 1.5 and 2.0 liters for 150 and 272 hp, respectively;

• Turbodiesel 1.6 and 2.0 liters with 120 and 240 hp;

• The hybrid range gets a 1.4-liter petrol engine with 150 hp. and a 65-strong train.

In terms of dynamic performance, the top-end version with 272 hp. gives acceleration to hundreds in 6.1 seconds, and the maximum speed is as much as 240 km / h. Regarding consumption, the diesel 120-horsepower variation will be the record holder — 5.5 liters per hundred.

Also about the hybrid, it is worth mentioning that the total output is 211 hp. However, like other VW models, the Variant will be rechargeable. So a 13 kWh battery allows you to drive 70 km using an exclusively electric unit.

Volkswagen Passat Variant 2020.

With regard to equipment, already in the basic version, Volkswagen will offer:

• LED optics front and rear (matrix in the top);
• light sensor;
• daylight;
• electrically adjustable and heated side mirrors;
• leather multifunction steering wheel;
• fabric interior (leather in the top);
• heated front seats;
• 6 pillows including side and curtains;
• multimedia with touchscreen 6.5 inches;
• 2-zone climate;
• fastenings for a child seat;
• immobilizer;
• central locking;
• cruise;
• assistant when starting uphill and start-stop system.

The top-end versions will also get hold of a panoramic roof, alloy wheels, a 9.5-inch touchscreen and a virtual instrument panel.


Body changes are minimal. The previous generation still looks impressive, and the new product will demonstrate an even more interesting design due to the presence of matrix optics, a slightly corrected false grille and a front body kit.

Volkswagen Passat Variant 2020.

And in the R-line series, the rear bumper will delight you with twin exhaust tips.
It is also impossible not to notice that the usual nameplate on the side disappears at the stern. He moved to the center and changed the font.

There are no changes in size:

• length — 4775 mm .;
• width — 1832mm .;
• height — 1477 mm .;
• wheelbase — 2791mm.

It is noteworthy that the Russian equipment will receive a different ground clearance. The European version demonstrates a clearance of 145 mm, and for our roads it will be raised to 165 mm.


Compared to the previous generation of the Variant, there are very specific changes in the cabin.

In particular:

• a virtual 11.7-inch panel appeared, an on-board computer was sewn into the basic configuration;
• the new multifunction wheel shines by an order of magnitude with a large number of buttons;
• Volkswagen decided to remove the analog clock on the torpedo, now in their place is the emergency gang switch;
• multimedia diagonal has expanded to 9.2-inches, which, together with a virtual panel, turns the salon into an interactive complex;
• a small climate control unit appeared below the touchscreen;
• connected the electronic complex IQ Drive;
• contour lighting was laid along the perimeter;
• improved the quality of finishing materials.

When it comes to a station wagon, one cannot but mention the volume of the luggage compartment. With the second row unfolded, 650 liters are available, and when folded, the figure increases to 1780 liters.

What is sad is the lack of a spare wheel compartment. In basic configurations, it is not provided, and in the hybrid in its place there is now a battery pack.

Volkswagen Passat Variant 2020.


Competition in the station wagon market is generally weak, especially when it comes to such premium models.
Instead of the Octavia, which will be a lower class, the rival will be Skoda Superb Combi or Subaru Outback.

On the European market, the Italian novelty SEAT Leon ST will slightly affect sales.

Price and start date

VW plans to launch sales in mid-spring — summer 2020. There is no information yet regarding the start of production at Russian facilities for the domestic market, as well as official prices.

In the European market, the price tag for the Variant starts at 2,359,000 rubles.

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