VW to add a turbo CNG option to European Passat

Volkswagen wants to expand its presence in the European fleet market and plans to use a new version of the Passat to do it. In early 2008, VW will start building a Passat that can run on compressed natural gas that can be easily refueled at central fleet locations. The CNG Passat is scheduled to be equipped with the 1.4L TSI four cylinder with a 150hp output. In Europe, CNG can be had for 0.90 euro/L compared to gasoline 1.35 euro/L. At some point after the CNG Passat is launched, the CNG option will be added to the Touran, Golf and Caddy.

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