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6th May, 2011

With over 15 million units sold, the Volkswagen Passat is one of the most successful cars in the world. And, now, the new Passat has arrived in Australia. It is the seventh generation of a model that first appeared in 1973. The styling of the new model was completely re-interpreted, and its front is more impressive than the previous plainly styled version.

Furthermore, the Passat has always mirrored the course of technological progress. And this applies unreservedly to the seventh Passat, which will launch simultaneously as a sedan and wagon. The overall range of technological innovations now implemented in the Passat 118TSI and Passat Highline variants has reached a scale previously found only in luxury class cars.

More innovation

An innovative feature in this class is the fatigue detection system that is offered on the Passat. The system is a standard feature across the range. The Passat also has an optional City Emergency Braking function (City EB). The assistance system is part of the further refined optional ACC adaptive cruise control plus Front Assist. The City EB function, active below a speed of 30 km/h, also reacts to stationary vehicles; if necessary, it automatically initiates a braking manoeuvre, thereby contributing to avoidance of an impending front end collision or at least minimising the resulting damage.

More comfort

The Passat “sees” parking spaces parallel and perpendicular to the road, and upon request it can automatically steer the car into the space with centimetre precision (Park Assist 2).

More quality

The technologies and improved workmanship and material quality is differentiating the Passat from its competitors more than ever. This quality is perceptible in the interior with its high-end materials, new seats and door trims and ambience lighting. An especially elegant effect is produced by the modified centre console and redesigned accents in the instruments that are visually appealing and pleasing to the touch.

More quiet

The new Passat is extremely quiet. The reason: Insulating materials specifically integrated in the dashboard area and doors filter out exterior and engine noises. In addition, a new acoustic film is embedded in the front windscreen; this film blocks out additional noise.

More safety

Progress has been made in the area of safety as well. The previous model already attained 5 stars in ANCAP crash testing. Further advances include features such as seatbelt fastening detection for the rear seats and head restraints that now also adjust horizontally on the front seats. The new head restraints for driver and front passenger reduce the risk of whiplash injury in a traffic accident.

More sustainable

Last but not least, the new Volkswagen Passat sets standards when it comes to sustainability. All three engines are more fuel efficient - by up to 12 per cent! Technologies such as the Start/Stop system also ensure the best fuel economy for the TDI diesel engine. It is worth noting that each model is a safe, comfortable and powerful touring vehicle. Only, they are also very low emitting, fuel efficient and blessed with extremely long driving ranges.

Key Aspects (in Alphabetical Order)

• Assistance and driving dynamics systems: Adaptive chassis control, ACC Adaptive Cruise Control, Front Assist with City Emergency Braking (City EB) function, Lane Assist, fatigue detection, Park Assist 2, parking sensors with visual display, Rear View Camera (RVC Plus)
• Automatic gearbox: six-speed DSG, seven-speed DSG
• Cargo capacity, Wagon: 588 litres to 1,716 litres
• Cargo capacity, sedan: 565 litres (541 litres on V6)
• Design: Walter de Silva (Group), Klaus Bischoff (Brand)
• Dimensions, Wagon: 4,771 mm length, 1,820 mm width (including mirror), 1,536 mm height, 2,711 mm wheelbase
• Dimensions, Sedan: 4,769 mm length, 1,820 mm width (including mirrors), 1,490 mm height, 2,711 mm wheelbase
• Drive type: Standard front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive (4MOTION) on V6 FSI
• Engines – diesel: 125 kW (TDI)
• Engines – petrol: 118 kW (TSI), 220 kW V6 (FSI)
• Fuel economy range: 5.7 l/100 km to 9.7 l/100 km
• Infotainment: RCD 510. Optional Radio-navigation system: RNS510. Peripherals: Media Device Interface (MDI) port, AUX-IN port, optional Dynaudio sound system (600 Watt)
• Production sites: Emden and Zwickau, Germany
• Running gear: MacPherson-type suspension in front, fourlink suspension in rear, standard ESP. Optional adaptive chassis control (standard on V6 FSI Highline)

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Safety and Convenience Systems:

The Passat has always mirrored the course of technological progress. And the seventh Passat is no exception. The overall range of the technological innovations implemented in the new Passat has reached a scale previously found only in upper and luxury class cars. Key new developments include these systems:
• Fatigue detection;
• Front Assist with City Emergency Braking (City EB) function;
• Park Assist 2

These technologies supplement systems already introduced on the previous model, such as the Lane Assist lane-keeping system and adaptive chassis control. So, in its technology the Passat is crossing over to the next higher class. Each of these assistance systems operates unobtrusively in the background, and it is easy to deactivate any of them.

Fatigue Detection

What is referred to as a Fatigue Detection system is being introduced for the first time in a Volkswagen. The system detects waning driver concentration and warns the driver with an acoustic signal lasting five seconds; a visual message also appears in the instrument cluster recommending that the driver take a break from driving. If the driver does not take a break within the next 15 minutes, the warning is repeated.

Fatigue detection counteracts this situation. Right at the beginning of each car trip, the system analyses the driver’s characteristic steering behaviour. Underway, the fatigue detection system then continually evaluates signals such as steering angle, use of pedals and transverse acceleration. If monitored parameters indicate a deviation from the steering behaviour recorded at the beginning of the trip, then visual and acoustic warnings are output. This assistance system does not output warnings in acute cases of microsleep; instead, the fatigue detection system focuses on detecting early phases of lapses in concentration. Fatigue detection is a standard feature across the entire Passat range.

ACC plus Front Assist with City Emergency Braking (City EB) Function

The likelihood of front-end collisions is higher in city and stop-and-go traffic than it is in flowing traffic. In response to this situation, Volkswagen has developed the new City Emergency Braking (City EB) function. It is a system component of the further developed, ACC Adaptive Cruise Control plus Front Assist system.

Details of the new ACC plus Front Assist with integrated City EB: Essentially, ACC (Adaptive Cruise Control) offers significant driving convenience, since it automatically and comfortably accelerates and decelerates the car based on the flow of traffic detected by front radar. In all situations, the driver is still responsible for making driving decisions: the driver can override the system at any time by turning it off, or pressing the brake pedal or accelerator pedal.

ACC Adaptive Cruise Control is activated by a control stalk on the steering wheel. The driver selects the desired speed, the distance to the vehicle in front and the dynamic mode of response behaviour (Comfort, Normal or Sport). In action, ACC operates like an intelligent cruise control system, in which the selected distance is automatically maintained as a function of the speed of the vehicle ahead and the Passat can even be braked to a stop. New is the function that evaluates an intention to pass indicated by the driver activating the turn signal and assists the driver in merging the Passat into the passing lane. Whenever there is no other vehicle in front of the Passat, ACC works like a conventional cruise control system and accelerates to the speed preset by the driver.

Front Assist: The Front Assist system integrated in ACC acts as an “alert front passenger,” helping to prevent front-end collisions – even if the ACC system is deactivated. It does this by continually monitoring traffic with front radar over a speed range of 30 km/h, reporting any critical situations to the driver. The third stage of Front Assist is now being implemented in the new Passat, and this new generation can be figuratively described as an “alert front passenger with its own brake pedal”: it assists the driver even before an approach to a vehicle ahead intensifies to a critical point. This is done by pre-conditioning the braking system and sensitising braking assistants. As the risk of front end collision increases, visual and acoustic warnings are initiated, and the driver is alerted to a necessary intervention by a jolt of the brake pedal. If the driver reacts with braking that is too weak, the vehicle automatically builds up as much brake pressure as necessary to avoid a collision. If the driver does not apply the brakes at all after the warning pedal jolt, under optimal conditions Front Assist brakes to reduce the intensity of the impact.

City Emergency Braking (City EB) Function: A new technical highlight in the Passat is the first implementation of the City EB function. This system component is active at speeds below 30 km/h, and it reacts to stationary vehicles as well; if necessary, it automatically initiates a braking manoeuvre to help to avoid an impending collision or at least minimise the collision damage.

Park Assist, 2nd Generation

Volkswagen is introducing the second generation of Park Assist in the new Passat. In contrast to first generation systems, which exclusively supported parking parallel to the road, the latest parking assistant also offers assisted perpendicular parking – i.e. at right angles to the driving lane. The system is activated at speeds up to 40 km/h by pressing a button on the centre console. The driver indicates the side of the road for parking by activating the turn signal for that side.

Park Assist utilises its 12 ultrasonic sensors (4 front, 4 rear, 2 right, 2 left/range 4.5 metres) to detect a sufficiently large parking space, and then assisted parking can begin: The driver engages reverse gear and then only needs to accelerate and brake. The Passat handles the steering. The driver is assisted by acoustic and visual cues on the multi functional display. While parking, Park Assist reduces the car’s speed to seven km/h. For the first time, this system can also brake the car actively in case of impending collisions. Nonetheless, the driver remains responsible for braking, since the new braking function of Park Assist cannot guarantee that damage will be prevented in all cases.

Comprehensive optimisations were made to the system compared to the first generation: Essentially, Park Assist now enables parking in especially short parking spaces within the scope of what is technically feasible (vehicle length plus 80 cm; previously plus 140 cm), in curves, on curbs and between trees and other obstacles. Even more: Space can be in short supply when exiting a parking space; that is why the new Park Assist also supports the driver in this situation up to a minimum combined available space of 50 cm in front and behind the vehicle.

Panoramic Tilt/Slide Sunroof for the Passat Wagon

Internationally, the new Passat Wagon is now the sixth Volkswagen to debut with a panoramic tilt/slide sunroof. The Passat’s panoramic roof is 300 per cent larger than a conventional sunroof. The front section of the two-part roof extends beyond the B-pillars and can be electrically tilted or opened completely. The thermally insulating glass absorbs 99 percent of the sun’s UV radiation. In addition, the roof is equipped with an electrically powered sunshade. For the Passat sedan, meanwhile, a classic tilt/slide sunroof is available.

Acoustic Measures

Volkswagen has improved the acoustic properties of the new Passat. In this aspect, the new model is pushing through to the next higher class. The acoustics were optimised by additional sound-absorbing materials in the front, side and rear areas. Additional insulating materials are also used in the dashboard. Furthermore, the standard front windscreen is made of composite safety glass in which an acoustic film is integrated.

The structure of the front windscreen with acoustic film consists of five layers and has a total thickness of 4.46 mm. After the outside glass layer (2.1 mm) there is a first safety film (0.33 mm), then the acoustic film (0.1 mm), another safety film (0.33 mm) and then the inside glass layer (1.6 mm). This windscreen perceptibly reduces noise levels.

Safety-Optimised Head Restraints with X-Axis Adjustment

The front head restraints are now not only height-adjustable; they can be adjusted horizontally as well. In this new design, the outer areas of the head restraints can be pulled forward. Because they lie closer to the head, they reduce the risk of whiplash in case of an accident.

Mutli-Function Display (MFD Plus)

The Passat is equipped with the black-and-white “Plus” multifunctional display. The central display now gives information on seatbelt status in the rear seating area. Without having to look back, the driver can find out who has buckled up at which seats in the back; this is especially useful for families.

Adapted Technologies – Lane Assist, Adaptive chassis control and 4MOTION

The predecessor to the new Passat was already one of the most technically innovative vehicles in its segment. Key technologies of the previous Passat generation – such as the Lane Assist lanekeeping system, adaptive chassis control and 4MOTION all-wheel drive – have all been adapted to the new Passat generation.

Lane Assist (camera-based)

Lane Assist is an active lane-keeping system that autonomously and gently countersteers as soon as it becomes apparent that the car might leave the lane unintentionally. And it addresses a real concern: About 14 per cent of all accidents with personal injury are caused by leaving the driving lane. Lane Assist can contribute toward reducing this rate. Incidentally, Lane Assist is suspended when the driver activates a turn signal to intentionally change lanes. The system is activated from the multifunctional display. Afterwards, Lane Assist automatically takes effect starting at a speed of 65 km/h. Lane Assist acquires roadway markings via the camera near the rearview mirror. It does not matter whether lane marking lines are continuous or are broken like a centre stripe. Lane Assist also works in the dark. However, if there are no detectable lane markings, the system does not take any action. When Lane Assist is switched on, this status is shown to the driver in the instruments by a yellow indicator symbol in the form of a driving lane. As soon as the camera has located the relevant lane markings, the symbol turns green. Now the system is fully active. If there are indications that the car is leaving its lane, Lane Assist countersteers. A key aspect here is that countersteering is very continuous and gentle.

Similarly, the driver can always “override” Lane Assist with minimal effort. The lane-keeping assistant does not react if the driver activates the turn signal before crossing a lane marking.

Adaptive Chassis Control

Adaptive chassis control offers three programmes: “Normal”, “Sport” and “Comfort”. “Sport” and “Comfort” are selected by a button to the left of the gearshift lever. Crucial here is the fact that adaptive chassis control is constantly working to improve driving properties. That is because it continually adapts damping to road conditions and the driving situation. The system also reacts to acceleration, braking and steering inputs. The system resolves the apparent conflict of goals between a tight, sporty tuning and a comfortable ride. The significantly enhanced comfort is perceptible to both driver and passengers.

4MOTION All-Wheel Drive

The Passat V6 FSI Highline 4MOTION DSG is equipped with 4MOTION all-wheel drive as standard equipment.

An important difference compared to the previous 4MOTION generation: No speed differences are needed between the front and rear axles to activate the all-wheel drive clutch, since pressure is built up via an electric pump. The multi-plate clutch system itself was integrated in the rear differential. The pressure reservoir is supplied with oil by an electric pump whose working pressure is 30 bar.

An electronic control unit computes the ideal drive torque for the rear axle and regulates, via a valve, how much oil pressure is transferred to the working piston of the multi-plate clutch. Here, the surface pressure on the clutch plates is proportional to the torque desired at the rear axle. The amount of transferred torque may be continuously varied by varying the magnitude of the pressure applied to the clutch plates. The system operates independent of wheel slip, since the working pressure is always available. In drive-off from a standstill and acceleration, wheel spin of the front wheels is fully prevented, since the control unit regulates the torque distribution based on dynamic axle loads. In extreme cases, nearly 100 per cent of the drive torque can be directed to the rear axle.


New Passat follows front-end design of the high-end Volkswagen Passat styling shows new precision and dynamics. In the new Passat, Volkswagen is visualising the quality and precision of the model series more powerfully than ever before. Straight lines, cleanly structured surfaces and dynamic proportions characterise the design approach to the seventh generation. The Volkswagen Passat’s styling takes a leap forward here.

With the new Passat Volkswagen is introducing its second model whose front end is highlighted by a grille with four crossmembers; the height of the grille matches that of the headlights. While a comparatively narrow radiator grille with two crossmembers typifies styling of models beneath the Passat, as well as the vans, Head of Design for the Volkswagen Group Walter de Silva and Head of Design for the Volkswagen Brand Klaus Bischoff deliberately chose this distinguishing feature on the radiator grille to highlight the status of higher positioned vehicles. Now the Passat’s look also follows the new Volkswagen “design DNA.” The entirely new front-end design gave the Passat now 1,820 mm wide and 4,769 (Wagon: 4,771) mm long – an even more dominant look. Although the car has not grown in width, it has a greater presence and more visual dynamism. The heights of the two body versions also remained constant (sedan: 1,490 mm; wagon: 1,536 mm).

The dominant expression of the Passat is reinforced by the new dual headlights with optional bi-xenon and LED daytime running lights (part of Driver Assist and Visibility Package). Each daytime running light consists of 15 LEDs. Beneath the lines formed by the headlights and grille is the body-coloured bumper section. The next level down sports another air intake framed by chrome plated winglets – stylised elements similar to the wing tips of commercial aircraft. The very low profile fog lights are integrated here. Another chrome trim strip at the centre of the air intake joins the winglets. At the lowest level, there is the front spoiler. As on motor sport cars, it is designed as a so-called splitter.

The front end blends into the side profile via the side contour of the V-shaped bonnet and the car’s distinctive wing panel lines. The significantly crisper lower and (new) upper character lines stand out here. These two lines now give structure to the height of the Passat and give it a lower profile and a more powerful image. In one clean stroke, the upper character line joins the highest point of the headlights with the window line up to the C-pillar. Beneath this is the second character line; it joins the side sections of the headlights and rear lights which extend into the side profile. In the sill area, a chrome trim strip upgrades the lateral surfaces between the flared wheel housings; this trim strip is continued in the front and rear sections. The side profile, with its new door mirror design, is also characterised by a very f luid sweep from the roof section to the rear. Visually, the equipment lines differ in side profile by their different wheeltyre combinations.

The significantly reduced wedge shape compared to the previous model, along with the new line styling in particular, give the rear section a lighter and more elegant appearance. This makes the rear of the sedan appear lower, and the end surfaces of both body versions are wider. Very distinctive here are the rear lights that now wrap around into the guards with a significant contour of the main light. There are basically two versions of the rear lights; the top version utilises LED technology for the main light and brake light as well as the rear fog light. Beneath this, the rear is framed by a chrome trim strip here too. In the wagon bumper, it runs right across the full width of the car; on the sedan it is split by the number plate frame that is situated lower on the car. The Passat has different exhaust pipes that are specific to the engine type. So, the lower area of each rear bumper was modified accordingly. Both of the front-wheel drive Passats are characterised by a dual exhaust pipe on the left. The all-wheel drive 4MOTION version, meanwhile, can be recognised by two tailpipes, one on the left and one on the right.

Greater Vibration Comfort

For Volkswagen, optimal vibration comfort is a high priority. The very technically sounding terminology contains the key word here, because it is a magic word when it comes to overall comfort. This is very perceptible. In this context, special attention was given to isolating engine vibration. That is why the Passat has a three-point swivel bearing, which results in optimal isolation of engine and body. Just as important: isolating the multi-link suspension by subframes.


The Passat is equipped with standard features that include front airbags, safety-optimised and therefore also horizontally adjustable front head restraints, crash-optimised foot pedals and side airbags (front and rear) and side curtain airbags (front and rear). Also available for the rear seating area is a belt status indicator.

The previous model attained a five star rating with ANCAP.


Like the exterior, the new VW Passat also sports an extensively revised interior. New seats, new door trim, new accents, a redesigned centre console and further upgraded dashboard combine with new equipment features such as the front safety head restraints.

Modified in many aspects is the dashboard. Its upper section, where the air vents are integrated, has a new surface texture. Chrome accents upgrade the bezels of the vent screens. The decorative strips in the instruments also have new and higherend material composition; they visually separate the upper and lower areas and are now designed with a slight curvature. In the Passat 118TSI, “Iridium” decorative inserts are used. For the first time, door trims of the Passat are treated with special accents. The other decor type for the Highline variants is “Brushed Aluminium”. “Walnut” wood accents are offered as an option on the Passat Highline. Always designed in brushed aluminium is the centre console aboard the Passat. Visually coordinated with this are the chrome bezels of the illuminated switches for lights, mirror adjustment and window lifts.

Volkswagen’s brand properties include intuitively laid out cockpit controls and features. With this objective in mind, interior designers gave a new layout to the entire centre console. On the upper level there is an analogue clock. Located right under this are the infotainment systems, which have been adopted largely unchanged from the previous model. Exactly at the centre, and therefore optimally placed in the visual field and operating radius is the hazard light switch. Located on the next level down are control for the air conditioning system. The gearshift panel – the area surrounding the gearshift lever – was completely redesigned. The gearshift lever itself has a sportier position in the hand. Now positioned in an ideal ergonomic location on the right side of the panel is the button for the electronic parking brake (previously to the right of the steering wheel). Then there are buttons for Auto Hold and ESP.

Integrated on the left side of the gearshift lever is a control key panel for activating the adaptive chassis control, Start/Stop system (on 125TDI), tyre pressure monitoring and parking sensors (acoustic/visual parking assistant) and optional Park Assist 2 (automatic parking assistant).

In the rear seating area, the Passat impresses with three ergonomically contoured seat positions, as well as ample headroom and legroom. The standard rear bench seat is asymmetrically split and folding, and it is equipped with a centre armrest with storage compartment. On the Passat Wagon, the seat itself can be folded forward; this provides a level, continuous cargo floor. Two extending drink holders are integrated in the centre armrest. Also standard: a large pass-through opening that can “swallow” four pairs of skis.

The boot space of the sedan has a cargo capacity of 565 litres (541 on Passat V6). Chrome tie-down eyes make it easier to secure luggage. Two bag hooks on the side help to organise loads after shopping.

One detail reflecting the level of design in the Passat are the cleanly implemented boot hinges integrated outside of the boot space. The boot can be unlocked and fully opened by pressing a button inside the car.

Remote Unlatching of the Rear Backrest: No less practical is the new remotely released rear seat backrest. Levers in the right and left boot space trim make it easy to unlatch the left and/or right section of the ¹/³ to ²/³ split backrest; then it can be manually folded forward.

Boot space Cover: Volkswagen also redesigned the cargo space cover for the Wagon. To roll up the cargo space cover completely from a closed position, all that needs to be done is to press it lightly from above.

The cargo capacity of the Wagon’s boot space is 603 litres (588 on Passat V6) up to the height of the lower window edge. When the entire space is utilised cargo capacity increases to 1,731 litres (1,716 on Passat V6) – in this case, the Passat is filled to the roof liner and up to the backs of the front seats. A net partition may be installed behind the first or second seat row, so that no cargo shifts into the passenger compartment when braking.

To make loading easier, the tailgate on the Wagon swings up to 2,060 mm high; the load sill is only 620 mm high. Other key data of the Wagon cargo space: 720 mm pass-through height and 830 mm interior height; 1,000 mm is the width between the wheel wells. The largest width in the boot space: 1,300 mm. Minimum length: 1,130 mm. The cargo floor of the Passat Wagon increases this to an enormous 1,960 mm when the rear bench is folded.

Two equipment lines available on new Passat

The new Passat is offered in the two equipment lines – the Passat 118TSI and the Passat Highline range. The Passat 118TSI represents the entry level for the model series, while the Passat Highline is positioned at the boundary to the upper medium class.

Passat 118TSI

Although conceived as an entry-level model, the Passat 118TSI has extensive features.

The VW Passat 118TSI has features such as eight airbags, daytime running lights and the ESP electronic stabilisation programme. Effective: the automatic hazard flasher on hard braking. When the driver parks the Passat and releases the seatbelt – even before the engine is stopped – the electronic parking brake is automatically activated, which prevents undesirable rolling of the Volkswagen. The new Passat too can once again be ordered with two child seats (for the outer seating positions) integrated in the rear seats on the Passat Highline.

Outside, the Passat 118TSI can be recognised by such features as its 17-inch “Sao Paulo” alloy wheels. In addition, heated windscreen washer nozzles and tyre pressure monitoring indicator offer additional safety. Also standard: LED indicators in the door mirrors and noise insulating front windscreen. The Passat Wagon is also equipped with chrome roof rails.

The interior has standard features such as various storage bins, bezels and illuminated air nozzles in “Matt Chrome,” decorative inserts also in “Iridium,” asymmetrically split rear bench backrest and analogue clock on the dashboard. Other convenience features aboard: dual zone climate control system, electromechanical power assisted steering, electric window lifts all around, outside temperature display, electronic parking brake with auto-hold function, automatic boot lid opening function as well as the RCD 510 audio system with MP3 playback capability. Multifunctional leather steering wheel, electric lumbar and backrest adjustment on the driver’s seat, leather gearshift grip and woven floor mats are also part of the standard equipment. The RCD510 radio-CD system with MP3 playback function and 4 x 20 Watt power, AUX-IN multimedia port, automatic running light switching, automatically dimming rearview mirror, parking sensors for front and rear areas, safety-optimised head restraints with additional longitudinal adjustment and rain sensors. Other features are standard leather, Media Device Interface (MDI), Bluetooth connectivity, automatic headlights.

Engines: The Passat 118TSI comes equipped with a 1.8 litre TSI turbocharged petrol engine with 118 kw of power and 250 Nm of torque.

Passat Highline

Outside, the Passat Highline can be made out by its 17-inch “Michigan” (125TDI) or 18-inch “Kansas” (V6 FSI) alloy wheels as well as chrome strips on the air intake in the lower front bumper. The Passat V6 FSI also has dual exposed exhaust tail pipes on the left and right. Both variants come with front fog lights with static cornering lights mounted in the lower bumper.

The interior is upgraded by such features as decorative inserts in brushed aluminium, stainless steel door sill plates with “Passat” signature as well as seat covers in “Nappa” leather. In addition, there are 12-way electrically adjustable front seats with driver’s memory in the Passat V6 FSI.

Engines: The Passat Highline can be ordered with either a 2.0 litre TDI turbocharged common rail diesel engine with 125 kW and 250 Nm of torque or a 3.6 litre V6 FSI petrol engine with 220 kW and 350 Nm of torque.

Key Optional Features

Those who wish to further tailor the Passat to their individual requirements can do this with the generous options available. The new panoramic tilt/slide sunroof for the Wagon (Sedan: tilt/slide glass roof), assistance systems such as ACC plus Front Assist with City Emergency Braking (City EB) function and Lane Assist, navigation system RNS 510, the audio system “Dynaudio Confidence” (600 Watt) and adaptive chassis control (standard on V6 FSI).

The new Volkswagen Passat Pricing* (MLP*)

Passat 118TSI 7-Speed DSG $38,990*
Passat 125TDI Highline 6-Speed DSG $43,990*
Passat V6 FSI Highline 6-Speed DSG $55,990*
Passat 118TSI Wagon 7-Speed DSG $40,990*
Passat 125TDI Highline Wagon 6-Speed DSG $45,990*
Passat V6 FSI Highline Wagon 6-Speed DSG $57,990*


Metallic / Pearl Effect Paint $700
Electric Glass Sunroof (Sedan models) $1,900
Panoramic Electric Glass Sunroof (Wagon models) $2,000
Park Assist 2 and Rear View Camera (RVC Plus) $1,300
Satellite Navigation RNS510 with RVC Plus $3,000
Satellite Navigation RNS510 with Park Assist 2 and RVC Plus $3,600
Dynaudio 600W Premium Audio System $2,000
Driver Assistance and Visibility Package - 118TSI $2,900
Driver Assistance and Visibility Package - $2,600

125TDI Highline & V6 FSI Highline

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Front Assist and City EB $2,000
Adaptive Chassis Control (Std V6 FSI Highline) $1,650
Anti-theft Alarm System (Std V6 TSI Highline) $600
Walnut Wood/Aluminium Interior Trim - $300

125TDI Highline & V6 FSI Highline

Electric Front Seats with Memory (Std V6 FSI Highline) $1,500
Integrated Child Booster Seats (2) - $850

125TDI Highline & V6 FSI Highline

Automatic Opening & Closing Tailgate (Wagon models) $750

NOTE: * Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory charges (commonly known as on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice, as are the specifications. Please note: additional tax may be charged if the inclusion of options exceed the Luxury Car Tax (LCT) threshold.


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