Every Volkswagen is instantly recognisable, and the Passat stands out with swept-back headlights, a three-bar chrome front grille, twin exhaust pipes and short overhangs. The vehicle is overall lighter and more compact than the outgoing generation, with a completely new chassis and extensive use of high-tensile steel. It also comes with Easy Open, enabling you to open the boot with a simple wave of the foot under the rear bumper.
When you get into the saloon, you will find an increased amount of personal space and a redesigned dashboard. The boot space has also risen by 21 litres to a capacious 586 litres, drawing closer to the estate car's 650-litre load volume. An optional 12.3-inch TFT display replaces the entire instrument panel with a clear, interactive screen for all drive information.
The new Volkswagen Passat provides a choice between a 1.5-litre petrol and a 2.0-litre diesel engine, while the exceptional new GTE edition is powered by a capable 1.4-litre TSI PHEV combination. This efficient hybrid provides power of 218ps and CO2 emissions as low as just 25g/km, while the all-electric range of up to 40 miles is more than enough for any daily commute.
Volkswagen has produced an increasingly long line of cars which have achieved a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating. A number of new protective measures arrive with the Passat in the form of the new IQ.Drive system - a collection of intelligent safety features that includes Traffic Jam, Emergency Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control.
When it comes to technology, there’s no shortage of measures to be found throughout the new Passat. For digital cockpit enables you to access vital driving and infotainment details on crystal clear colour touchscreens, while you can connect to your smartphone for communications management, media streaming and more. There’s also the option of a colour head-up display that will present key information directly in your line of vision.