The B8 Volkswagen Passat has been spotted on Malaysian roads again, this time thanks to paultan.org reader Azmil Kamil.

As seen in our previous sightings of the B8, the rear-end features reshaped LED taillights, along with a pair of exhaust exits integrated into the lower apron. Elsewhere, we also see 18-inch ‘Dartford’ alloy wheels, which could indicate this is the top-spec variant, likely the Highline (following the variant nomenclature used for the Vento and Jetta facelift).

No front view of the car, but there will be a sleeker front-end, and items such as full-LED headlamps and a forward-facing camera (possible for an AEB feature), based on our earlier report.


As for engines, the 380 TSI (seen here) will likely receive a 2.0 litre TSI mill (220 PS/350 Nm), while a lower 330 TSI variant should get a 1.8 litre TSI turbo four-pot with 180 PS and 250 Nm. Both engines will be paired to a DSG dual-clutch transmission.

The B8 Passat is built on the company’s MQB platform, which sees an increase in wheelbase to 2,791 mm (+79 mm), despite being smaller overall. Other benefits of the new architecture include a larger boot space of 586 litres (+21 litres) and a weight reduction of up to 85 kg.