Volkswagen Passat "Individual"
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12th January, 2006
Europe's Volkswagen Passat "Individual" combines outstanding design and an exclusive equipment specification. From the outside the special edition already catches the eye with luxury chrome trim and 18-inch alloy wheels. Its elaborate two-tone interior leather trim rounds off it sporty and elegant look.
The "Design Package" previously available from Volkswagen Individual for the Passat and Passat Estate has now been integrated into a separate special edition. Customers can now choose between light and dark chrome versions for the radiator grille, window surrounds, door strips, rear bumper, and model lettering. Added to this are the leather versions for the interior in Nappa Black with "Snow Beige" or Nappa Black with "Teak".
This is the first Volkswagen vehicle to be enhanced with dark chrome, which requires a special coating process in which a metallic layer is applied to the vehicle parts. The result is a subtly lustrous, ultra-hard surface extremely resistant to scratches, wear, and corrosion.
The anthracite painted "Chicago" 18-inch alloy wheels with their five-double-spoke design and machine polished finish give the Passat "Individual" a special sporty look, further underlined by the 15 mm lower sports suspension. The wheel arch trim strips are painted black. The rear side windows and rear window are darkened.
In the interior both the "Sensitive" leather seats and the door trim have a two-tone leather look in Nappa Black/"Snow Beige" or Nappa Black/"Teak". The colourful theme continues in the decorative stitching on the three-spoke multi-function steering wheel and gearstick gaiter and the edging of the fabric floor mats. Dark, brushed aluminium inlays emphasise the interior's individual character.
Alongside the "Sportline" specification the special model is also equipped with fog lights, heated windscreen washer jets, heated front and rear seats which can be regulated separately, and two-zone "Climatronic" air conditioning system. The RCD 300 radio-CD system with four speakers in the front completes the specification.
The new Passat will be arriving in Australia later this year. But it isn't expected that the "Individual" models will make it to Australia.