SPYSHOTS: B8 Volkswagen Passat facelift – R-Line?

It’s effectively into winter season in some elements of the world, and our spy photographers have caught the B8 Volkswagen Passat facelift frolicking within the snow. The revised huge sedan has been noticed earlier than, however with the headlights on we’re getting some clearer view of among the modifications.

These modifications, it appears, are comparatively minor, with the LED daytime working mild strips, which at the moment sit alongside the decrease fringe of the headlights, at the moment are organized on the prime, eyebrow type. Additionally relocated similarly are the symptoms on the tail lights, which themselves get L-shaped graphics.

Elsewhere, the bumpers seem like from an R-Line mannequin, as they get a sportier design than in prior spyshots. On the entrance, there are distinguished C-shaped trim items that body the bone-shaped full-width air consumption, with one other inlet under it. Shifting to the rear, the diffuser has been reshaped, and there additionally seem like twin pretend exhaust retailers, much like the Golf R-Line.

Set to be launched subsequent 12 months, the facelifted Passat is anticipated to get a revamped engine lineup, together with the most recent 150 PS 1.5 litre TSI Evo petrol engine from the Arteon – a mill already fitted to the pre-facelift mannequin as a result of introduction of the brand new WLTP system for gas consumption and emissions testing. Greater-powered fashions will probably ditch the previous six-speed DSG dual-clutch transmission for a seven-speed unit.

Additionally anticipated is a revised model of the GTE plug-in hybrid, which at the moment makes use of a 154 hp 1.four litre TSI engine and a 113 hp electrical motor for a complete output of 215 hp and an all-electric vary of 50 km; anticipate the latter determine to be considerably elevated within the new GTE. There are even rumours of a scorching Passat R with a turbocharged V6, though we discover that extremely unlikely.

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