The Volkswagen Passat has enjoyed a 40 year legacy of success from its introduction in 1973 through eight design generations and nearly 22 million models sold.
The latest generation of this best-selling classic car is now making its debut in South Africa with a range of all-new features, advanced technologies and sophisticated assistance systems.
Next Generation Design
The eighth generation Passat has reached all-new levels of comfort, luxury and performance with a sharp new styling that includes a longer wheelbase, shorter body overhangs and a dynamic silhouette.
The distinctive tornado line is now accented by new trapezoidal headlights and rear lights, for an imposing road presence, while the redesigned interior complements this already sophisticated exterior. The instrument cluster has transformed into an interactive experience with a new active Info Display which allows drivers to customize the information being displayed within the traditional speedometer and rev counter panel.
Sleek, stylish and dynamic, the all-new Passat B8 is a shining example of functionality at its most stunning.
Sustainable engine technology
Alongside the aerodynamically optimised design to reduce wind resistance increase efficiency, the New Passat comes with turbocharged TSI engines which incorporate such Bluemotion technologies as Start/Stop technology which saves fuel and cuts emissions by automatically switching off the engine when the car isn’t in motion.
More so, the innovative lightweight design of the new Passat combined with sustainable engine technology greatly reduces emissions, operating costs and fuel consumption. The New Passat is as much as 85kg’s lighter and 20% more fuel efficient than its predecessor.
The expanded Passat engine options also caters for customers that prefer sportier performance or a more luxurious drive with a selection ranging from the 110 KW 1.4 TSI engines in the comfort line to the powerful 162kW R-Line 2.0 TSI engines.
Advanced Driver Assistance
Smart, intelligent and capable, the New Passat is made for those who delight in innovative technology with numerous driving assistance systems sharing the workload and providing sophisticated drivers with all the on-board help could need.
These new Driver Assist Systems such as the Adaptive Cruise Control and Citi Park Break provide more driver comfort and peace of mind and are welcome additions to the eighth generation Passat.
The all-new Passat stands as a testament to Volkswagen engineering and design setting with overwhelming attention being placed on elegance, quality and design. With advances in low consumption, driving precision, performance, and connectivity, the all-new Passat is about to become a welcoming new addition.