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– New Travel Assist: The Passat is the world’s first Volkswagen that can drive at up to 210 km/h in partially assisted mode
– MIB3 goes online: The new infotainment systems bring connectivity onboard as standard
– IQ.LIGHT: Following the latest Touareg, the Passat will also be offered with IQ.LIGHT – LED matrix headlights.
– Capacitive steering wheel: The first capacitive steering wheel from Volkswagen reacts to touch as a new interface.
– Digital Cockpit: The latest generation of digital instruments can be configured via the steering wheel at the touch of a button.
– We Connect: Infotainment brings “Apple Music” and TIDAL streaming services, Internet radio and web app technology to the Passat
– We Connect Fleet: Digital Logbook, fuel consumption monitoring and Service Manager save time and money in vehicle fleet operation.
– Open to new partners: Integration of new services such as “We Deliver”, “We Experience” and “We Park” opens the door to the future of mobility.
The hardware and software in the MIB3 form a digitally linked unit with the Passat’s new Digital Cockpit. The digital instruments have been considerably enhanced compared to the previous system (Active Info Display). The enhanced high-contrast graphics display is clear and high-quality. The range of functions has been lifted to a whole new level. Three different display configurations can now be customised via a multifunction steering wheel (which is also new) at the touch of a button (View). Detailed settings can also be conveniently adapted individually using MIB. For instance, the colour highlights in the display reflect the current ambient lighting colour.
Volkswagen has sharpened and refined the design of the Passat. The front and rear bumpers, the radiator grille and the Passat logo, now located centrally at the rear, have all been redesigned. In addition, new LED headlights, LED daytime running lights, LED fog lights, and LED tail light clusters ensure a distinctive design. Colours like Lapiz Blue, Bottlegreen, and Sea Shell Gold are also new to the Passat. In addition, four new styles of 17, 18, and 19-inch alloy wheels extend the wheel range.
The Passat sets itself apart in the interior with new trim finishes and fabrics, redesigned door trims, a new trim colour, new instruments and the standard multifunction steering wheel which is also new. There is now a stylish backlit Passat logo in the dash panel instead of an analogue clock. The centre console has a large, open storage compartment with an optional inductive interface for smartphones and adjacent, illuminated USB-C connection. The screens of the Digital Cockpit and the Infotainment systems merge at night with the illuminated buttons on the capacitive multifunction steering wheel and the background lighting (up to 30 colours) to create a well-lit, aesthetic and functional platform for providing information. The ambient lighting’s colour highlights are also reflected in the Infotainment system and Digital Cockpit.
Danish hi-fi specialist Dynaudio has carefully adapted the 700-watt sound system to fit the interior of the new Passat perfectly. This ensures that the music on board – regardless of the source – has the best sound ever heard in a Passat.
Eight drive variants with a power spectrum from 88 kW / 120 PS to 200 kW / 276 PS will be available for the new Passat. A special focus is on the Passat GTE’s significantly enhanced plug-in hybrid drive: the latest generation has a battery with 31 percent higher energy content (13 kWh). Result: The electrical range has been increased to up to 56 km (WLTP). This means that most of the daily distances in the city can be covered emission-free. With the 160 kW / 218 PS plug-in hybrid drive – a combination of battery, DSG, electric motor and turbocharged petrol engine (TSI) – the saloon and estate already comply with Euro 6d emission standard, which will not apply to new cars until 2021. In addition, there are three fully fledged TSI engines with 110 kW / 150 PS, 140 kW / 190 PS and 200 kW / 272 PS. The new highly efficient turbo diesel engine 2.0 TDI Evo with 110 kW / 150 PS is making its début in the Passat. The four-cylinder generates significantly less CO2 than the comparable engine in its predecessor and is regarded as a pioneer of a new TDI generation. The 2.0 TDI Evo in the new Passat features a dual catalytic converter SCR system and dual AdBlue dosing on the emissions side. The three other Passat diesel engines develop 88 kW / 120 PS, 140 kW / 190 PS and 176 kW / 240 PS. All TSI and TDI units fulfil the requirements of the Euro 6d-TEMP emission standard. In addition, every new Passat – whether a petrol or diesel engine – is equipped with a particulate filter. The TDIs also have an SCR catalytic converter.