Volkswagen Passat Service Manuals


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About The Volkswagen Passat

Classic Volkswagens

The Volkswagen Passat can be considered to be a mid-size car or a large family car.

It was first produced in 1972 within Germany but due to the explosive sales, the company brought production online in Brazil and Australia.

The Passat was intended to replace many lines including the Type 3, Type 4 and the K70 – condensing them into one line.

It has been on sale ever since and is currently in its eighth generation of design that was introduced for the first time in 2015.

Over the years it has been sold under a variety of names around the world including Dasher, Santana, Quantum, Magotan, Corsar and Carat.

Modern examples of the Passat are based on the company’s more generic platform used under many models such as the Jetta.

This modern car is available as a 4-door-sedan or a 5-door station wagon with an optional four-wheel-drive system as an upgrade.

Powering the Passat has always been a wide range of engines for each generation with this one being no different.

You can opt for an entry-level 1.4-liter fuel-injected gasoline all the way to a high-performance 2-liter twin-turbocharged diesel.

There is even a plugin-hybrid version on off as well which is called the GTE and went on sale for the first time in 2015.

This GTE plug-in-hybrid version allows you to charge the Passat’s batteries from the main’s electricity and drive without the use of fuel for up to 31 miles.

A semi-offroad version of the Passat is also on offer called the Alltrack, introduced to Europe in 2015 and elsewhere in the world in 2016.

The Alltrack comes with a turbodiesel engine and a high ground clearance, giving some of the benefits of an SUV with a station wagon body.