A sneak peek as to what we can expect

Volkswagen released a teaser picture of the eight generation Passat ahead of its official reveal early next month.

Concealed under a figure hugging drape, from this small glimpse we get a great insight into what we can expect to see when the new VW Passat receives its official debut at the Paris Motor Show in October.

With its full LED headlight clusters on, we get an inclination of the re-designed front fascia as well as an idea of what the overall shape of the new Volkswagen Passat will be like.

Visible features we can pick up from the picture are the sculpted wheel arches. Noticeably protruding through the drape, the wheel arches are much more outspoken than on the previous models. This is due to the stretched MQB platform the Volkswagen Passat uses, which gives the car a longer wheelbase and shorter overhangs, making the car actually 2mm shorter.

What to expect inside & under the bonnet

When it comes to power, there will be a completely revised engine range, including a 237bhp TDI Bi Turbo engine, and a plug in hybrid option combining 1.4 TSI engine and electric motor for a combined 208bhp.

As for the inside, new technology includes the Active Info Display, which replaces the instrument cluster with a configurable 12.3 inch screen that shows audio, navigation and much more, and display graphics in either 2D or 3-D.

There’s also a new head up display which will detail important information such as current speed, speed limit nav instructions along with information and warnings.

We can also expect the see Volkswagen’s latest Modular Infotainment System with Car-Net remote app for smartphone integration, along with a 360 degree area view to increase visibility and park assist which can park the car forward into perpendicular spots.

Both the saloon and estate variant are set to be available to order shortly after the Paris Motor Show, and arriving in showrooms early 2015 priced around £21,000.