Published on July 19th, 2011 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
VW Cross Passat To Be Launched
(pictured above standard Passat wagon)
We have seen the VW Cross Polo on our roads. Then there were limited units of the VW Cross Touran MPV. Now there is word that there will be a VW Cross Passat coming. This vehicle will feature the 4Motion AWD system that will make it a clear class winner while at the same time it will have the capacity to store all a family needs for an entire month of grocery shopping as it will be a large estate/wagon. Its suspension will be raised significantly to offer additional ground clearance.
Meanwhile, the usual plastic body cladding serves to protect as well as offer an appearance that’s more rugged. The jacked-up estate will receive better underbody protection, and its bumpers will be reinforced. Nothing official has been released with regards to the engines and its selling price. However, it’s believed that 2.0-liter TFSI will be the mainstay, with 1.4-liter petrol engines seen coming later. This estate/wagon is admittedly odd-looking but it’s expected to sell well because of its practicality. One problem is that the plastic typically used on a Cross model will not be a good fit to the Passat’s new-found clean design language which we will see soon in the locally assembled Passat sedan coming from Pekan, Pahang.