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Volkswagen Passat Alltrack Rides High in Geneva

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Volkswagen unveiled its newest iteration of the Passat Alltrack at the 2015 Geneva motor show. Armed with 4Motion all-wheel drive, the Volkswagen Passat Alltrack is based on the Passat wagon, but seeing it alongside the Golf SportWagen in the U.S. probably won’t happen, at least for now.

Sporting cues from the Euro-spec Passat, the Passat Alltrack has a relatively boxy look, especially from the rear where the hatch is mildly raked. The wagon’s lower edges and wheel wells feature plastic cladding, mimicking the Audi Allroad, Subaru Outback, and Volvo V60 Cross Country. Compared to the normal Passat wagon, the Passat Alltrack has 1.1 inches additional ground clearance, for a ride height that’s over 6 inches.

Engine choices include a number of gas-powered turbo-fours with at least 148 hp. Turbodiesels will also be offered.

The Passat Alltrack is available with the same technology and features offered in the normal Passat, including a head-up display, a fully digital instrument panel, lane-changing assist, and the App Connect suite of applications like Apple Car Play.

This is the second iteration of the Passat Alltrack. The first version rolled into showrooms in 2012 in countries where demand for wagons is higher than here in the U.S. That said, does the new Volkswagen Passat Alltrack have a chance in the 'States? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: Volkswagen


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