Everything about the new Passat is designed to make your busy life easier, safer and more comfortable. It’s the first Volkswagen to offer the new IQ.Drive system 'Travel Assist', providing partially assisted driving with control of steering, braking and acceleration up to 130mph (where the law permits) aided by a touch-sensitive steering wheel, another Volkswagen first. A new, self-assured exterior showcases stylish contours, an updated front grille, new LED headlights and new colours including Lapiz Blue. While the restyled interior is spacious and packed with features such as seamless smartphone integration, Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Assist and parking sensors as standard. Available as a Saloon or an Estate, the latter with a vast 650 litre luggage compartment volume. Trim levels include SE, SEL, R-Line and R-Line Edition, there are also Saloon and Estate GTE plug-in hybrids and an Estate Alltrack off-road model.
The new Passat R-Line raises the bar when it comes to style. Distinctive R-Line accents include specially designed front and rear bumpers, chrome body trim highlights, LED headlights blending seamlessly into the front chrome radiator grille and ‘Gloss Black’ surrounds featuring integrated fog lights. The exterior styling continues with the striking tornado line that runs from the front panel to the rear, as does the chrome detailing on the lower doors and lower front and rear bumpers. Side skirts and a ‘Gloss Black’ rear diffuser add to the sporty look and are enhanced by LED rear tail lights. Dynamic, sporty and self-assured, the new Passat R-Line commands attention, leaving a lasting impression wherever it goes.
With its powerful 1.4 litre TSI petrol engine, the new Passat GTE with plug-in hybrid technology puts you on the road to tomorrow. Powered by a turbocharged engine and electric motor, delivering a combined output of 218 PS, it is capable of traveling up to 34 miles 1 (WLTP cycle) on one battery charge. That’s 12 miles further than the previous GTE model, representing an increase of 40%. Elegant signature highlights inside and out create an expressive, graceful design, while ‘Vienna’ leather 2 upholstery, ‘Blue’ ambient lighting, striking ‘Blue’ brake callipers and characteristic ‘C’ signature LED daytime running lights add a sporty, confident touch.