The VW Passat 2020 model range will include a new facelifted sedan and wagon pairing, dubbed the 140TSI Business.
This new variant arrives in January 2020 with a list price of $45,990 plus on-road costs for the sedan version and $47,990 plus on-roads for the wagon, and sees a number of cosmetic and equipment changes compared with the existing 1.8-litre petrol 132TSI model.
The most important of which is the uprated powertrain, with the new upsized 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol four-cylinder engine now producing 140kW of power (hence the 140TSI name) and the torque output has seen a big bump, too, up from 250Nm to 320Nm. It still runs a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic and this version is front-wheel drive.
The standard gear for the 140TSI Business includes 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, Vienna leather interior trim, power adjustable front seats with memory settings, three-zone climate control air-conditioning (dual zone front, with a rear climate control system to keep back-seat occupants happy).
The Passat 140TSI will start of at $45,990 in sedan form.
VW Australia says this model has a “lot more to offer than just being a rep-mobile” in spite of its name, and the company is set to further expand the Passat line-up later in 2020.
The other models to be added to the range include a replacement for the flagship 206TSI wagon, and a new version of the VW Passat Alltrack with a petrol engine in favour of the outgoing diesel mill. This time around, there will be no diesel engine offered in the Passat.
Full pricing and specifications for the Passat range will be announced later in 2020.