The eighth-generation Volkswagen Passat saloon for the 2015 model year is on sale now. It follows the recent relaunch of the estate version. The upgraded looks, performance and comfort in the Passat are specifically targeting business drivers, although individuals and families can benefit just as much from these wide-ranging improvements.
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.
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.
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 from the mid-level equipment grades, such as the Pre-Crash system, Front Assist and adaptive cruise control. On the outside of the car, a new feature is the automatic tailgate – activated by waving a foot under the sensor integrated with the rear bumper.
The engine range with the latest Passat in the UK is comprised solely of diesel versions. A 1.6-litre BlueMotion option will offer some of the highest efficiency and economy, at up to 78mpg combined and only 95g/km of CO2 emissions.
Find out more about the new Volkswagen Passat and get your name on the order book at our Drift Bridge dealership. We represent Volkswagen in Epsom, Surrey.