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The all-wheel-drive Passat Alltrack is a further independent model version. This was developed for private and business high-mileage drivers who do not just drive the Passat on surfaced roads, who want to hitch a trailer to it or who also value the perfect grip when on a skiing holiday. A progressive all-rounder that comes into its own when the going gets tough on the basis of the Passat Estate – a crossover from the estate and SUV models. The standard specification of the Passat Alltrack includes bumpers adapted for offroad driving with underbody protection, sill extensions also featuring underbody protection, and robust wheel arch extensions. Thanks to a special Offroad mode, modified running gear with greater ground clearance (172 mm) and the permanent 4MOTION all-wheel drive, the Passat Alltrack is just as much at home when driving offroad on terrain otherwise reserved for SUVs. At the same time, the Passat Alltrack is also a comfortable and fast touring car. The Passat Alltrack is available with a 2.0 TSI petrol engine with 200 kW / 272 PS or a choice of two TDI diesel engines with 140 kW / 190 PS and 176 kW / 240 PS respectively. A 7-speed dual clutch gearbox (DSG) is standard for all variants.
IQ.DRIVE. As well as the updated Passat, the new Volkswagen umbrella brand for assistance systems is also moving forwards: IQ.DRIVE. With IQ.DRIVE, Volkswagen bundles up the driver assistance systems of today and tomorrow on a path towards autonomous driving. The new Passat boasts the most advanced versions of IQ.DRIVE. The innovative network behind the systems makes the Volkswagen, which is tailored to the needs of high-mileage drivers, more comfortable and safer than ever before.
Partially automated up to 210 km/h. The new assistance systems in the Passat include Travel Assist, Emergency Steering Assist, and ACC with predictive cruise control. The Travel Assist feature, which appears in a Volkswagen for the first time, allows for partially automated driving across practically the whole speed range up to 210 km/h – a milestone on the way to autonomous driving. An integral part of Travel Assist is the ACC with predictive speed control. The adaptive cruise control reacts to speed limits, towns, bends, roundabouts and junctions with corresponding speed adaptation.
Armada of assistance systems. The IQ.DRIVE spectrum is supplemented by known technologies which are partially integrated in the new assistance systems. These include the lane change system Side Assist plus Rear Traffic Alert, the lane keeping system Lane Assist, Front Assist with Pedestrian Monitoring, the trailer manoeuvring system Trailer Assist, and the Park Assist system. If the driver no longer reacts for health reasons, Emergency Assist takes over. The system brakes the Passat to a standstill.
The new IQ.Light – LED matrix headlights also enhance safety and comfort. The interactive lighting system was introduced in 2018 for the first time for the flagship of the brand – the Touareg. The new Passat is now the second Volkswagen which is offered with IQ.LIGHT.
The use of Travel Assist in the new Passat is a world première. Like with the predecessor system Traffic Jam Assist, the adaptive cruise control ACC is responsible for longitudinal guidance in Travel Assist, while the Lane Assist adaptive lane guidance system handles lateral guidance Whereas this automatic longitudinal and lateral guidance system was only available up to a maximum of 60 km/h in connection with Traffic Jam Assist, the Travel Assist option in the new Passat enables partially automated driving up to 210 km/h. Travel Assist is activated via the multifunction steering wheel in a matter of seconds with a single button on the left-hand steering wheel clip. If Travel Assist is active, it enables partially automated driving on Level 2 of the spectrum of the official degrees of automation between 0 and 5. The driver must permanently monitor the system in Level 2 for legal and safety reasons. To ensure this, Travel Assist monitors whether the driver has hands on the steering wheel. This is more convenient in the new Passat than ever before as a direct result of the first capacitive steering wheel from Volkswagen. It is now sufficient that the driver merely touches the steering wheel; the capacitive surface recognises that the driver is still controlling the vehicle by means of ‘hands-off detection’. In the past, feedback was required from the driver in the form of a slight movement of the steering wheel. Furthermore, the following applies: if the driver lets go of the steering wheel for more than around 10 seconds, then a series of warning signals (visual, acoustic, braking jolt) are issued. The driver must react by this point at the latest and touch the steering wheel, otherwise Emergency Assist is activated and the Passat is automatically brought to a stop.