Volkswagen has revealed the first technical details of the all-new Passat for Europe and other markets around the world which will be unveiled in July and have its world premiere at the Paris Motor Show in October.

The model will be available in sedan and wagon variant, and will be the eight generation Passat. It will gain 85kg than the current model but will be 20 percent more fuel efficient.

The new Passat will be marginally smaller than the current model and will feature an improved interior space with more leg and head room. It is motivated by a 2.0 liter biturbo diesel producing 237hp and 500Nm of torque from 1,750 rpm. The 2.0-liter diesel will be available exclusively with a new seven-speed DSG gearbox and 4MOTION all-wheel drive.

The VW Passat will also be available as a plug-in hybrid model with an all-electric driving range of 31 miles (50 km) and a maximum range of around 600 miles (965 km).