Volkswagen has unveiled the new Passat Alltrack today, a model which combines the practicality of an estate with the go anywhere ability of an SUV.
According to the company, this new model closes the gap between the Passat Estate and the Tiguan, so apart from offering a roomy interior, the Alltrack is also capable of handling light off-road situations. 
The new Volkswagen Passat Alltrack is going to be offered with two turbocharged direct injection petrol engines (one with 160 PS / 118 kW and the other rated at 210 PS / 155 kW) and two turbodiesels (TDI) capable of delivering 140 PS / 103 kW or 170 PS / 125 kW.
The most powerful petrol and diesel engines will be featuring the 4MOTION all-wheel drive system and a dual clutch DSG transmission as standard, while the 140 PS TDI unit the AWD system will be available as an option.
Volkswagen says the most economical variant will be the 140 PS TDI which consumes 5.7-litres per 100 Km (150 g/CO2 per Km) while the 172 PS model will return slightly higher numbers – 5.8-litres/100 Km and 152 g/Km of CO2.
Besides having a higher ground clearance the new Passat Alltrack also features more rugged looking bumpers, new wheel wells and side sill flares.
The world premiere for the 2013 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack will take place at the Tokyo Motor Show in December 3rd. 

Source: Volkswagen