Whether it’s taking you to business meetings or heading out for the day with the family, the new Volkswagen Passat is a sleek and versatile partner. Available in saloon and estate versions, it offers plenty of elegant style, a luxurious interior and a smooth, refined drive that’s sure to impress.
Now in its eighth generation, the Passat is more sophisticated than ever. Its front end is characterised by a broad, four-bar grille, flanked by angular headlamps that accentuate the car’s width. A long bonnet and clean contours, coupled with a gently curving roofline, give the model a streamlined profile, while lightweight alloy wheels complete the sense of confidence the Passat exudes. Whether you choose the saloon or estate, you’ll enjoy perfect poise on every journey.
The new Passat and Passat Estate boast a spacious and luxurious cabin, offering you and your family more room and exceptional quality. The saloon’s wheelbase has been extended and its overhangs shortened to provide more head and legroom, as well as up to 1,152 litres of luggage space. The estate, meanwhile, offers up to 1,780 litres with the rear seats folded, meaning you have even more room when you need it.
If you’re spending a lot of time on the road, comfort is key. That’s where the optional ergoComfort seat comes in. Providing plenty of support for your spine and enabling you to adjust it in 14 ways for the optimum position, it takes the stress out of long stints behind the wheel. With the Climatronic system (SE Business trim), arguments over air conditioning become a thing of the past. Driver, front passenger and rear passengers can each set their own temperature, so everyone stays comfortable and happy on the move.
Style means very little without substance, which is why the Volkswagen Passat and Passat Estate are equipped with the latest technology. A multimedia system with 8.0-inch touchscreen puts audio and connectivity functions at your fingertips, while an auto-dimming rear view mirror takes the dazzle out of the headlights of cars behind. Opt for Car-Net Guide and Inform, and your vehicle can connect to the internet to access traffic updates, fuel prices and the availability of parking spaces.
Equipped with a range of petrol and diesel engines, the new Passat delivers a drive that’s quiet, powerful and efficient. Up to 150PS is on offer, taking you effortlessly from 0-62mph in as little as 8.6 seconds, while CO2 emissions in the saloon reach as low as 107g/km, with the estate offering from 112g/km. The most economical BlueMotion engine delivers up to 74.3mpg on the NEDC cycle, while still achieving a top speed of 130mph.
Whichever engine you choose, you can be sure of responsive handling, impressive roadholding and ample power from the moment you touch your foot to the accelerator.
Modern cars should be designed to protect, and the Passat and Passat Estate take safety seriously. A host of technologies ensure you, your passengers and those around you can travel with peace of mind. Alongside the essentials such as stability control and airbags, there’s Automatic Post-Collision-Braking, which applies the brakes following an initial impact to prevent further collisions. To help with pedestrian protection, there’s a system that warns you of pedestrians at the edge of the road and performs an emergency stop should you be at risk of colliding with them. And when it comes to changing lanes, there’s Side Scan, which alerts you to vehicles in your blind spot.
To find out more about the new Volkswagen Passat and Passat Estate, contact us at Des Winks today. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and take you for a test drive.